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Launch failures: the boring stuff

A Taurus XL being prepared for the launch of the Orbital Carbon Observatory, a mission that failed when the payload fairing failed to separate. (credit: U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman Christian Thomas) by Wayne Eleazer Component specifications and material standards are probably the most boring aspect of engineering. They may be vital but they certainly are not exciting. Plowing though ...

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