Circuitry Problem Blamed for Missile Defense Test Failuregreenspun.com : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread
WASHINGTON -- A faulty circuit board on
the upper stage of an interceptor rocket
is emerging as the primary cause of last
month's failed test of new missile defense
. . .
Pentagon investigators say an "avionics
processor controller" that was on top of
the booster malfunctioned during the test.
The controller never sent commands for the
kill vehicle to separate from the rest of
the rocket and chase the dummy warhead.
-- spider (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 11, 2000