Preparing for Testing
NASA – Standing five stories tall fully stacked, the Launch Abort System was mounted atop the Orion MPCV, or Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, last week at the Lockheed Martin’s facilities near Denver. Orion is being prepared for the next round of testing in an acoustic chamber. Each test will expose the Orion MPCV and its launch abort system to acoustic levels exceeding 150 decibels while instruments record the vehicle’s response.
The test vehicles will provide critical data used to model the spacecraft’s capabilities to perform deep space exploration missions. The vehicles will undergo testing at sound pressure levels that emulate those experienced at launch and in the event an abort is needed to carry the crew to safety away from a potential problem on the launch pad or during ascent Image Credit: Lockheed Martin
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By TJ McDermott – Today we are gathered here to impeach a major industrial controls manufacturer for lacking some basic common sense…
The rest of the family shows the same seemingly random arrangement of wire terminals to status LEDs. Unfortunately for OEMs, integrators, and end-user maintenance crews, this I/O family comes from a manufacturer very popular with end users. This lack of common sense leads directly to installation and troubleshooting mistakes.
I ask you, the jury, to find this manufacturer guilty of having no common sense. This causes mistakes. Mistakes can cause damage. Damage costs money. Unfortunately, this court cannot levy fines against the defendant, so I ask the jury to impose the severest penalty possible: ridicule by the defendant’s customers.
In all seriousness, now, what were they thinking? Were they thinking? more> http://is.gd/RxP8GJ