Reply to post: Re: I can't get the sensor to fit

Roscosmos: An assembly error doomed our Soyuz, but we promise it won't happen again

Stuart Halliday

Re: I can't get the sensor to fit

When I worked for Ferranti, we had the usual Military and Space standards.

Amazing how many assemblers would botch their job to get a time bonus.

We as the prefinal testers would regularly see amazing errors that people would do.

The next stage from us was environmental testing. Then it was fitted into the Space craft or Fighter Jet.

I was in disbelief at one PCB that had a dozen 2" long component leads still attached to the board so that you couldn't close the carry case it came in.

The Quality Inspector who was supposed to check assembly before me said, "anyone can make a mistake". Yeah right a little mistake caused by the Assembler and you!

If the British Air force pilots or Ariane knew how many errors were spotted and fixed at the last moment, I doubt the Pilots would switch their planes/Rockets on!

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