Russia confirms that a Proton rocket failed at launch two weeks ago because three of six sensors were installed upside down.


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Russia confirms that a Proton rocket failed at launch two weeks ago because three of six sensors were installed upside down.

They are going to subject the personnel involved to lie detector tests in order to find out who did what. We should then expect them to prosecute those individuals. Unlike the U.S., they won’t simply fire them.

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2 comments

  • R. Cotour

    Is it a result of malice and sabotage or ignorance and system failure?

    Malice would require prosecution, ignorance would indicate a management and system failure. Two very different things. The Russians might consider the two the same though. That’s one hell of an expensive mistake!

  • Edward

    Sabotage or poor workmanship, either way it is a quality control failure.

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