[amsat-bb] Re: Slightly OT: Preliminary mishap report for Mars GlobalSurveyor

John B. Stephensen kd6ozh at comcast.net
Fri Apr 13 11:07:36 PDT 2007


The report says that the spacecraft operated far longer than planned and the 
final failure was due to human error.

73,

John
KD6OZH

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Fitzgerald" <jfitzgerald at alum.wpi.edu>
To: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007 17:14 UTC
Subject: [amsat-bb] Slightly OT: Preliminary mishap report for Mars 
GlobalSurveyor


>  NASA has just released their preliminary report on the Mars Global
> Surveyor failure earlier this year.  Food for though for those of us who
> worry about spacecraft (and software) reliability.  Ammunition for those
> that hate to put computers on board!
>
> Follow links from:
> http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mgs/
>
> -Joe KM1P
>
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