Reply to post: Re: Ariane 5 vehicle has proven.a.. reliable workhorse,..92 launches out of 97 attempts.

Ariane 5 primed for second launch of year after trajectory cockup

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: Ariane 5 vehicle has proven.a.. reliable workhorse,..92 launches out of 97 attempts.

"The first Ariane 5 launch and failure would of been a Reg story "

Bits of it are sitting less than 20 metres from where I am. They make a good illustration of why everything needs triplechecking and why assumption is the mother of all fuckups.

Oh - and why hydrazine is so fucking dangerous.

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