On 4/7/2013 12:25 PM, Craig
But as you say - there is no possibility of doing a
service visit! Once the
rocket goes - it either works perfectly 100%, or it is
a complete and utter
failure. There is a price for that degree of
Slightly off topic:
We used to watch the space shuttle launches from the
StorageTek parking lot in Palm Bay, FL. I remember one time
when I was working through a MIL-217-based reliability
assessment of one of my processor board designs and we went
out to see a launch, my boss remarked to me something like,
"Now those guys need to understand reliability!".
We watched the Challenger disaster in '86 from the parking
lot. Not much got done in the engineering building for the
rest of the day.