HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Comments
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Wiring Problems
Rob Spiegel   2/17/2012 3:12:53 PM
NO RATINGS
Wow, Naperlou, how often does that happen? I would imagine the satellite mistake was a multi-million dollar goof. Can a mistake like that be corrected? Could the satellite be brought into near orbit?

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Wiring Problems
naperlou   2/17/2012 9:55:55 AM
NO RATINGS

Ah, the old crossed wiring problem.  While you might think this would be easy to catch, it obviously isn't.  It is good that they were able to diagnose and fix the problem without any long term consequences. 

 

When I was working on satellites we were warned about the reversed sign problem in attitude control systems.  Surprisingly one got by the extensive testing and the satellite was sent into deep space instead of into near earth orbit (oops!).

 

Beth Stackpole
User Rank
Blogger
Back to the basics
Beth Stackpole   2/17/2012 7:12:41 AM
NO RATINGS
Now that is a Sherlock Ohms tale I can relate to. How many times does the root cause of the problem end up being something so basic, but likely often overlooked because you're searching for the complicated problem.

<<  <  Page 2/2


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has unveiled the company's plans for a Interplanetary Transport System that would make it possible to create a self-sustaining city on Mars.
Two studies by leading companies show that energy plants are bullish on deploying IoT. They’re using connectivity for planning, productivity gains, and safety.
Proto Labs, known for its super-fast-turn prototyping and low-volume production services with multiple materials and processes, has added another service to its repertoire: rapid overmolding.
Technology has proven over and over again to be tremendously empowering, to individuals and organizations alike. Misuse that power, however, and you might find yourself in big trouble.
Steadfast in its belief that diesel engines are right for the times, General Motors is expanding US availability of the compression-ignited technology in Chevrolet cars and light trucks.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service