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Arianespace traces cause of Vega launch failure to ‘human error’


Arianespace traces cause of Vega launch failure to ‘human error’ Inverted cables on the Vega rocket’s upper stage control system apparently caused the launcher to tumble minutes after liftoff Monday night, a failure that resulted in the loss of a Spanish Earth observation satellite and a French research probe, Arianespace officials said Tuesday. Officials from Arianespace — the French company that manages Vega rocket launches — said Tuesday engineers reviewed telemetry data and documentation overnight, and found the most likely cause of the launch failure was a case of human error.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Nov 18)

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