Assembly Error Caused Vega Failure, Say Investigators

The fairing of the VV17 launch vehicle.
Credit: Arianespace
Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA) have confirmed the root cause of the Vega launcher failure on Nov. 16 lay in the assembly process, as opposed to being a design flaw. During the integration phase, the two control lanes were wrongly routed, thus inverting the connections on the electro...

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