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US space launches under threat

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SpaceX, United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) aerospace companies that carry out orders to launch military satellites allow numerous disruptions in work and do not comply with the necessary quality control in production, RIA News report of the service of the inspector general of the US Department of Defense.




According to the report, at the production facilities of these companies, 181 was found to be in non-conformity with the aerospace industry standard AS9100.

So, according to the inspectors, in SpaceX hangars, Merlin rocket engines turned out to be incorrectly protected - “the nozzles and the ventilation pipes were not closed with covers”. In addition, in areas where foreign objects are prohibited, inspectors found "soda cans and personal belongings of employees."

In the company AR in the similar zone found "garbage and animal feces". Inspectors also drew attention to "poorly fixed bolts in a number of structures."

At the ULA plants, inconsistencies were identified, “related to protection in the production of elements sensitive to static electricity,” which threatens to “premature failure of the electronics of the spacecraft.”

In the service of the inspector general, it was noted that violations “increase the risk of unsuccessful launches, may lead to higher project costs and disruption of the time schedule of the space program.”
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  1. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 29 December 2017 09: 53
    12
    Well done inspector. Not for nothing that they chew bread. For such things, companies must be mercilessly flogged.
    1. Vend
      Vend 29 December 2017 09: 56
      +6
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      Well done inspector. Not for nothing that they chew bread. For such things, companies must be mercilessly flogged.

      Yeah, now they’ll be recorded as Russian spies and this will be said to the Kremlin’s hand. laughing
      1. Vladimir16
        Vladimir16 29 December 2017 10: 09
        +9
        Summed up removed the excess and it turned out:
        litter and faeces of animals ... can lead to higher cost of projects and a delay in the space program. ”
        laughing

        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        Well done inspector. Not for nothing that they chew bread.

        wassat
      2. antivirus
        antivirus 29 December 2017 10: 30
        +3
        cans of soda-- "bell" and "Baikal"

        But once they flew to the moon.
        1. Vend
          Vend 29 December 2017 10: 44
          10
          Quote: antivirus
          cans of soda-- "bell" and "Baikal"

          But once they flew to the moon.

          Did not fly
          1. PalBor
            PalBor 29 December 2017 11: 06
            +3
            Quote: Wend
            Quote: antivirus
            cans of soda-- "bell" and "Baikal"

            But once they flew to the moon.

            Did not fly

            Well, why, flew. Whether flew here is an open question. smile
            1. Vend
              Vend 29 December 2017 11: 17
              +5
              Quote: PalBor
              Quote: Wend
              Quote: antivirus
              cans of soda-- "bell" and "Baikal"

              But once they flew to the moon.

              Did not fly

              Well, why, flew. Whether flew here is an open question. smile

              Already closed. According to the personnel, experts dismantled their Hollywood opus about the landing on the moon.
              1. Vadim237
                Vadim237 29 December 2017 13: 09
                +4
                They didn’t make out anything, “experts” - probably such as Mukhin, and direct and indisputable evidence is present on the video shooting of each landing on the moon - there are moments that are impossible to remove in terrestrial conditions, at least from.
                1. telobezumnoe
                  telobezumnoe 29 December 2017 15: 20
                  +1
                  the originals of the records somehow disappeared from them, but it is not possible to take them off under the conditions of the earth, can you read more?
                  1. Vadim237
                    Vadim237 29 December 2017 17: 21
                    0
                    "The original records somehow disappeared from them." No matter where they disappeared, go to any video hosting service, they will be there, you can see how the lunar soil moves, from touching the shoes of astronauts, spreads one and a half meters on the surface - this is not dust and not wet sand, but a real vacuum and lack of gravity.
                    1. Bakht
                      Bakht 30 December 2017 22: 13
                      0
                      NASA announced that the original records of that historic moment are likely to be irretrievably lost, as are the records of other lunar expeditions.
                      More than 700 boxes with video materials, audio recordings and data on the health status of astronauts literally disappeared into thin air. “During the year, we conducted the most thorough searches, but could not find them,” said NASA spokesman Gray Hautaloma. According to him, the loss at the aerospace agency did not cause much concern, because "this data is also on other carriers." As for where from 10 to 000 magnetic films with information about Apollo missions can currently be located, NASA does not give a reliable answer. Their footprint is lost somewhere between 13 and 000, when the boxes were returned to NASA from the National Archives.
        2. Grits
          Grits 29 December 2017 12: 19
          +6
          Now, if on the moon there were banks from under Coca-Cola, then I would believe that the Americans were there.
          But in fact there are only abandoned Russian all-terrain vehicles
    2. _Jack_
      _Jack_ 29 December 2017 10: 51
      +6
      This, like, in every news can you find something good?
      "Astronomers have discovered a huge asteroid moving toward the earth, the planet will be destroyed. - Well done astronomers. It's not for nothing that they chew bread."
      1. m.cempbell
        m.cempbell 29 December 2017 14: 34
        +1
        If something like this were announced, then yes - well done. The planet can no longer be saved, but astronomers did what they could - they saw and warned. Why not well done?
    3. dubovitsckij.viktor
      dubovitsckij.viktor 30 December 2017 18: 01
      0
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      Well done inspector. Not for nothing that they chew bread. For such things, companies must be mercilessly flogged.

      And you looked at what is laid down in the requirements of this "commission." If at least a little versed in mechanical engineering, you would have understood that nothing. There is not a word said about the principles of obtaining high-quality products. That is, from the word, completely. This is a squeeze of dough, and the requirement to design offices in accordance with a certain fashion trend. Well-being in finance. And that one further.

      http://www.aviationunion.ru/Files/16_Matcuka.pdf
  2. HAM
    HAM 29 December 2017 09: 55
    15
    All this was found BEFORE flights, and ours are found DURING flights,to our regret.
    1. shinobi
      shinobi 29 December 2017 10: 26
      +2
      In general, it seems like purposeful sabotage. For some reason, it most often refuses elements with imported parts and software.
      1. bk316
        bk316 29 December 2017 10: 35
        +7
        For some reason, it most often refuses elements with imported parts and software.

        More often this is more than one, and how many launches failed in 2017 due to import or sabotage?
        Well, let's "specialists" answer for the words ....
  3. Dormidont
    Dormidont 29 December 2017 10: 03
    +2
    More great news
    1. just exp
      just exp 29 December 2017 10: 46
      +5
      I would be more glad if such news were about us.
      and then we have something like news about the fact that the missiles fell, and not that they discovered defects before the start.
      1. Krabik
        Krabik 30 December 2017 22: 34
        0
        An article about animal feces.

        It would be possible to send an expedition to Roscosmos to detect traces of animals and their stool ...
  4. pvv113
    pvv113 29 December 2017 10: 03
    +7
    I will not say about the space industry, but in aviation and we have a lot of similar
  5. Livonetc
    Livonetc 29 December 2017 10: 05
    12
    Their feces of animals at the sites were outraged.
    And at the construction site of the Vostochny Cosmodrome, builders were holding feces for us.
    1. Simargl
      Simargl 29 December 2017 11: 41
      +2
      Quote: Livonetc
      And at the construction site of the Vostochny Cosmodrome, builders were holding feces for us.
      Judging by the vacancies of Roscosmos - for the same feces workers are kept there. Well, apart from effective management.
      1. Grits
        Grits 29 December 2017 12: 29
        +4
        My corefan worked as a simple hard worker at the Vostochny construction site. He says that they did not offend.
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 29 December 2017 13: 11
          0
          They didn’t run around, but they probably didn’t pay extra.
          1. sogdy
            sogdy 29 December 2017 14: 43
            +4
            Quote: Vadim237
            but they probably didn’t pay extra.

            Vadim, you have very interesting assumptions. Contact the UK. Or keep it to yourself as unconfirmed.
        2. Simargl
          Simargl 29 December 2017 16: 04
          0
          It depends on what it means "do not offend."
          If the average hourly salary for a handyman was less than 250 rubles, this is laughter.
          On the site of Roscosmos, a vacancy for a specialist starts from 11000r - this is not even a laugh!
          However, Vostochny did not build Roscosmos.
  6. aszzz888
    aszzz888 29 December 2017 10: 08
    +4
    AR found “animal debris and feces” in a similar area.

    ... and looked into the satellites, maybe there is also "garbage and animal feces" ... laughing
  7. viktorch
    viktorch 29 December 2017 10: 08
    +4
    these inspectors must be launched in Khrunichev, then to the east, then to the baikonur, the pens will get tired of writing instructions, comments, and so on.
    1. Muvka
      Muvka 29 December 2017 10: 11
      +9
      Have you been to the factory? Or just another bunch of chat rooms?
      1. viktorch
        viktorch 29 December 2017 10: 13
        +2
        there was a three-month prison term in Khrunichev, and you just got a mask from the factory of contractors? tell me how everything is bad there
        1. Muvka
          Muvka 29 December 2017 10: 14
          +1
          And what is wrong there?
          1. viktorch
            viktorch 29 December 2017 10: 26
            +2
            staff turnover + irresponsible overtime = drinking, mainly TB in the workplace, he sinned by everyone,

            prescriptions like the ones mentioned in the article can be written out in infinite quantities
            1. dali
              dali 29 December 2017 10: 48
              +5
              Quote: viktorch
              ... he sinned everyones ...
              So maybe you need to start with yourself ... to start ?!
              1. viktorch
                viktorch 29 December 2017 10: 49
                0
                what to start?
                1. dali
                  dali 29 December 2017 12: 05
                  +5
                  Ndass ... and you, it seems, are not from Russia ...)))
                  1. viktorch
                    viktorch 29 December 2017 12: 57
                    +1
                    just the same from Russia, so I don’t understand the vague hints, you can come back to London, you were burned.
                    1. Simargl
                      Simargl 29 December 2017 16: 12
                      0
                      Well, there seems to be such a "hint:
                      Quote: viktorch
                      staff turnover + irresponsible overtime = distribution, mainly TB in the workplace, he sinned everyones

                      Quote: Dali
                      Quote: viktorch
                      ... he sinned everyones ...
                      So maybe you need to start with yourself ... to start ?!
                      Well, like, you have to start working most efficiently ...
                      "Baby" did not seem to work in production. Usually, they try to get the maximum for ridiculous money.
                      With meager wages, usually, the personnel are flying, without any motivation for quality, while completeness suffers, and the deadlines for full require.
                      Something like that.
                      Z / p there what? Workers 25, at least, get?
                      1. dali
                        dali 29 December 2017 22: 35
                        +1
                        Quote: Simargl
                        Well, there seems to be such a "hint:
                        Quote: viktorch
                        staff turnover + irresponsible overtime = distribution, mainly TB in the workplace, he sinned everyones

                        Quote: Dali
                        Quote: viktorch
                        ... he sinned everyones ...
                        So maybe you need to start with yourself ... to start ?!
                        Well, like, you have to start working most efficiently ...
                        "Baby" did not seem to work in production. Usually, they try to get the maximum for ridiculous money.
                        With meager wages, usually, the personnel are flying, without any motivation for quality, while completeness suffers, and the deadlines for full require.
                        Something like that.
                        Z / p there what? Workers 25, at least, get?

                        I just know what they get at such industries ... and 25t.r. in military production, these cleaners get so much ...
                        .
                        Well, "Baby" at you to whom ... to me, then you are at least 120 years old)))
                      2. dali
                        dali 29 December 2017 22: 45
                        +1
                        Quote: Simargl
                        "Baby" did not seem to work in production. Usually, they try to get the maximum for ridiculous money.
                        With meager wages, usually, the personnel are flying, without any motivation for quality, while completeness suffers, and the deadlines for full require.

                        You think that viktorch just that there is a flying shot ?! Then there are 25 such vagrants ...
                    2. dali
                      dali 29 December 2017 22: 29
                      0
                      Quote: viktorch
                      just the same from Russia, so I don’t understand the vague hints, you can come back to London, you were burned.

                      )))))))
                      Just if you were from Russia, you would understand ...
                      But ... if, if only, then mushrooms would grow on the nose, they would cook themselves, they would fall into their mouths ...
                      ... and why not learn anything new about yourself, now I live in London ...)))
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 29 December 2017 13: 11
        0
        Just a diarrhea of ​​thoughts.
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 December 2017 10: 16
    +1
    In each country there are gouging spitting on everything including the culture of production and the elementary standards of TB.
  9. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 29 December 2017 10: 16
    0
    Ours are also not all right ..... state of emergency and pour in during launches
  10. Fedorov
    Fedorov 29 December 2017 10: 29
    +5
    Not figs were there to leave our specialists. They lost their grip .. The Kremlin star was replaced with the Statue of Liberty from Ural copper. I’m from the department (doctor of sciences, a member of everything in the world), I have a lecturer straight by jumping - there they pay 500 sides. (that was in the 93rd). He left, poheril books on which the USSR studied and wrote them himself. , now the son is a taxi driver. And he died in a cemetery for the homeless.
    1. Grits
      Grits 29 December 2017 12: 31
      +2
      Cool career.
      1. Nikolai Grek
        Nikolai Grek 30 December 2017 20: 48
        +1
        Quote: Gritsa
        Cool career.

        rightly so !!! wink yes laughing laughing laughing good
  11. Vard
    Vard 29 December 2017 10: 30
    0
    All this is certainly bad ... but the moment of truth will come when they launch the first manned ... then we'll see ...
  12. viktorch
    viktorch 29 December 2017 10: 33
    +2
    that members of the forum so excited 181 prescriptions for the standard? did a rocket fall?
    absolutely normal working fluid, reaction to the article as an emergency - the mask of horror has merged.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 29 December 2017 13: 16
      +1
      If ours launches a clear audit at Roskosmos, then they will probably find 18100 violations, and they will also find the disappeared tens of billions of rubles.
      1. viktorch
        viktorch 29 December 2017 13: 20
        +1
        Yes, my friend, you’re a great-hearted optimist, such a belief in Russian space and its leadership.
      2. antivirus
        antivirus 29 December 2017 14: 05
        0
        missing billion -NO
        THE WHOLE LIFE OF OUR GENERATION WILL BE (YET 30-40 YEARS OLD) - TO COLLECT THE WINNERS OF CREDIT AUCTIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        IN ONE COMMUNITIES THEY DRINKED PORTABLE AND DIFFERENT WALLETS GOT
        Rosskosmos give money to treat nerves - "how much we do for Russia and how little money we have, compared with Abramovich"
  13. shinobi
    shinobi 29 December 2017 10: 38
    +4
    Space technology has ceased to be exclusive. And where there is consumer goods and mass production, a decrease in the quality of products and a production culture is inevitable. The one with the price-quality ratio is always more profitable than the perfect product and production process. The end consumer is up to the bulb all these subtleties
  14. Egorovich
    Egorovich 29 December 2017 10: 43
    +1
    What's in mattress, that we have one and the same sore subject - the human factor. There will be no man, there will be no mess, but there will be no cosmonautics.
  15. Rostislav
    Rostislav 29 December 2017 10: 52
    0
    We need to eliminate the causes of the failures of our launches, and not to nod that there are enough of our boobies “behind the hill”.
  16. san4es
    san4es 29 December 2017 11: 05
    +2
    “The nozzles and ventilation pipes were not covered by covers.” In addition, in areas where foreign objects are prohibited, inspectors found "cans of soda and personal belongings of employees."

    stop ... All by the "rules" yes

  17. Zomanus
    Zomanus 29 December 2017 11: 10
    +1
    Yes, I think that if we conduct an inspection without warning,
    will be exactly the same, if not worse. So do not be surprised.
  18. dubovitsckij.viktor
    dubovitsckij.viktor 29 December 2017 11: 21
    +3
    So what? The certification system itself has nothing to do with the quality of the product itself. Read what it is - for example - high competitiveness and innovative technologies, which are necessarily present at the certified company. Is this something that enhances and guarantees? Never mind. This serves only as an opportunity to fill up the person who wants to participate in the competition. For one reason or another. For example, due to a small rollback to commission agents.
    Now, if the system contained (as an example) a list of technical requirements for hardware, for example, the number of security systems. preserving the life and health of the crew and the service staff, the response time of the fire extinguishing systems, guaranteeing the same thing, then one could say something.
    At the most-most-coveted company that has passed the most stringent controls, you can always draw such crap .....
    So, dear present here, look at the root. As the unforgettable Kozma Prutkov taught.
    1. Simargl
      Simargl 29 December 2017 11: 46
      +1
      Capitalism itself is not production, but making money.
      More milked from the customer, less paid to the workers - you good capitalist. And the products ...
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 29 December 2017 13: 18
        +1
        To earn something, you need to sell something, but to sell it, you need to do it.
        1. sharp-lad
          sharp-lad 29 December 2017 19: 30
          +1
          Now they are sculpting, quickly, a lot, with a calculated service life. And most importantly, with a calculated percentage of marriage acceptable for sale.
          1. Vadim237
            Vadim237 30 December 2017 12: 30
            +1
            I still have the Boshava washing machine in 2007 - it still works, has never broken, quality things are being released and will be produced.
            1. sharp-lad
              sharp-lad 30 December 2017 15: 26
              +1
              Unfortunately, more and more as an exception to the rule. sad
        2. Nikolai Grek
          Nikolai Grek 30 December 2017 20: 56
          +2
          Quote: Vadim237
          To earn something, you need to sell something, but to sell it, you need to do it.

          come on??!!! recourse recourse recourse But what about “services” in the composition of GDP ??? winked winked winked wassat wassat wassat Britons can finally exist due to bank fraud !!! wink yes laughing laughing laughing
        3. Simargl
          Simargl 31 December 2017 00: 39
          0
          In the absence of real power, defending the rights of the employee - he is a weak link, the koiz is “behind the fence”
          Capitalism without restriction systems is always wild.
  19. Andrey Panov
    Andrey Panov 29 December 2017 11: 46
    +2
    But they have rockets flying! What is going on with us if ours fall?!?
    1. Nikolai Grek
      Nikolai Grek 30 December 2017 20: 58
      +1
      Quote: Andrey Panov
      But they have rockets flying! What is going on with us if ours fall?!?

      not always!! even once banged at the start !! wink yes lol lol lol
  20. m.cempbell
    m.cempbell 29 December 2017 12: 00
    +2
    Damn, when will such reports from our Quality Department appear? And then the incident happened, the asses were blown up, the switchmen were appointed, the fines were written out and dispersed back to sloppily ....
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 29 December 2017 13: 20
      +2
      Our storekeeper is the first switchman when a rocket crashes or a booster block malfunctions.
      1. antivirus
        antivirus 29 December 2017 14: 06
        +2
        Yes, one of the reasons is improper storage of solder. molecules flow down the walls of the cylinder.
  21. Normal ok
    Normal ok 29 December 2017 16: 22
    +1
    US space launches under threat

    The threat is a threat, but their missiles do not fall.
    1. Nikolai Grek
      Nikolai Grek 30 December 2017 21: 03
      +1
      Quote: Normal ok
      US space launches under threat

      The threat is a threat, but their missiles do not fall.

      recourse recourse recourse What time period are you considering ??? what wassat wassat laughing laughing laughing By the way, which rocket fell ??? repeat repeat repeat
  22. Wolka
    Wolka 30 December 2017 20: 45
    0
    apparently the human factor is present not only with us ...
  23. Simargl
    Simargl 31 December 2017 00: 36
    0
    dali, You open "Roskosmos vacancies", you are sad.
  24. Drozdov
    Drozdov 1 January 2018 04: 28
    0
    that’s good ...
    assumed that an exclusive nation consists solely of unscrupulous high-paying sluts