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Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:50

I wouldn't want to be anyone in that whole part of the production --> inspection --> integration chain of the flight control system. They have a LOT of work to do on QC/QA.


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 17:57

Another thought:

Blame can extend to the design process - sensor components should be designed with unique shapes, and their mounts with unique screw patterns, so they cannot be installed in the wrong place or orientation.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 23:11

Sounds like a scapegoat to me. Find a young technician that nobody likes blame it on him. All good, move on.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 02:06

In Soviet Russia the sensors are fine, the rocket was installed upside down :rofl:

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 02:44

Well the cost was probably astronomical! I noticed the top stage "ejected" with a parachute, hopefully there isn't too much damage to the payload then.

 

not to mention the extra force added with gravity and the rockets boosters still pushing the thing back down to earth. Me thinks a total loss of ship and payload 



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 19:40

ILS to re-start Proton flights in September -

http://www.spaceflig...a2e/130815frob/

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 00:13

Officials recovered two of the yaw sensors in the rocket's debris field, finding evidence they were forcibly installed 180 degrees from their proper position.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 00:25

"well, these sensors are supposed to fit, maybe with a little push - brings hammer."

- the young tech.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:11

Investigators instructed the manufacturer of the yaw sensors to change their design to prevent their improper installation on future rockets

 

Sounds like they were already designed that way if he needed to "forcibly install" it.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:24

Forcing anything to install properly just sounds like a bad idea when you're dealing with rockets.  :-o



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 06:16

paid sabotage ?



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 06:37

^ I wouldn't discount it...



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:55

paid sabotage ?

 

 

^ I wouldn't discount it...

 

It's basically a dumb-proof design. You really have to use a hammer to put it there upside down.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:11

The power brokers who decided to install the parts improperly.

 

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:13

paid sabotage ?

More likely explanation (Occam's Razor): built on a Monday after a vodka fueled weekend.



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