NASA: Manufacturer’s Lies Caused Two Satellite Launches to Fail

NASA has determined that a pair of Taurus XL rockets failed their satellite launch missions due to faulty materials from an aluminum manufacturer.

Faulty Fairings For years, investigators for NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP) have sought answers about why a pair of Taurus XL rockets failed their satellite launch missions in 2009 and 2011 — and now they’ve found a culprit. On Tuesday, NASA revealed that aluminum manufacturer Sapa Profiles, Inc. (SPI) “altered test results and provided false […]

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