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Company that routinely shakes down Taxpayers for money...

By NoCoupForYou follow NoCoupForYou   2020 Feb 10, 8:28am 153 views   8 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


... has had yet another Aerospace Software issue. Boeing's Starliner had critical software failures in it's test flight.



The Starliner’s failure to execute the orbit insertion burn was blamed on software that incorrectly set the spacecraft’s internal clocks based on data retrieved from the Atlas 5’s flight control system. The Starliner code should have retrieved the time during the terminal countdown, after the Atlas 5’s clocks were precisely set for launch.

Instead, the Starliner computer retrieved the time used during an earlier countdown sequence and as a result, its timer was 11 hours off from the actual time. That, in turn, threw off the timing of downstream post-launch events like the orbit insertion burn.

With that problem finally corrected, engineers began reviewing other critical software sequences as a precaution and discovered yet another problem. Software used to control thruster firings needed to safely jettison the Starliner’s service module just before re-entry was mis-configured, set for the wrong phase of flight.


https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/02/07/investigators-fault-boeing-for-potentially-catastrophic-software-errors-in-starliner-test-flight/

Cancel the CST, Starliner, Orion, and SLS today.
1   zzyzzx   ignore (2)   2020 Feb 10, 8:33am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Did they use those $9/hr programmers on this project as well?
2   HEYYOU   ignore (46)   2020 Feb 10, 11:19am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Why do Dimwit & his scum allow this?
3   Ceffer   ignore (4)   2020 Feb 10, 12:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

We need an Operation Paperclip Seance to channel the dead nazis to save this project.
4   rd6B   ignore (1)   2020 Feb 10, 12:34pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ceffer says
We need an Operation Paperclip Seance to channel the dead nazis to save this project.

We should not do engineering in house, instead outsource it to Bangalore for $3/hr while increasing executive compensation by $TRILLION and increasing bribes to politicians by $BILLION. WIN-WIN!

https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=d000000100&cycle=2020
5   jazz_music   ignore (15)   2020 Feb 10, 12:38pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

That’s exactly what Boeing does. Except you neglected extort the government for billions plus favoritism passing laws to crush everyone else.

rd6B says
We should not do engineering in house, instead outsource it to Bangalore for $3/hr while increasing executive compensation by $TRILLION and increasing bribes to politicians by $BILLION. WIN-WIN!
6   rd6B   ignore (1)   2020 Feb 10, 1:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
Except you neglected extort the government for billions plus favoritism passing laws to crush everyone else.

Sorry, forgot about that, good point.
We can also mention their friendly relationships with Pentagon aka you give us defense contracts, we hire you as "consultants" when you retire from your Pentagon jobs.
No corruption whatsoever! Taxpayer does not get reamed without lube!
7   NoCoupForYou   ignore (5)   2020 Feb 10, 4:44pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
That’s exactly what Boeing does. Except you neglected extort the government for billions plus favoritism passing laws to crush everyone else.


And here's Boeing's favorite government representatives (D-WA):

https://crosscut.com/2019/03/jay-inslees-about-face-boeings-big-tax-break
https://news.bloombergtax.com/daily-tax-report-state/boeings-8-7-billion-tax-break-up-for-a-vote-in-washington-state

Of course, the review will turn out as it always does...
8   AD   ignore (0)   2020 Feb 11, 11:46am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ladies and Gentlemen, since you brought up Boeing-Pentagon-Congress politics and/or corruption, I introduce you to Dragon Lady (aka: Darlene Druyun).

After serving her very brief prison sentence, Dragon Lady is enjoying a lifelong government pension based on her career senior executive service high-3 years salary.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darleen_Druyun

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