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Re: MARS Climate Observer -- Failure Mode

I know at least some ASW (anti submarine warfare ) helicopters using
nautical miles for radar target distance, kiloyards for sonar target distance,
feet for altitude, metres for torpedoes depth and fathoms for water depth,
knots for target speed and metres/second for sound speed+ .
An excellent mental aritmethic ability is a must for the crew members :+))


Jean-Louis F6AGR

De: K5OE@aol.com
A: tac@clark.net; amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Objet: Re: [amsat-bb] MARS Climate Observer -- Failure Mode
Date:  01 10 1999 06:06

This happens more often in the real world than most people would like to
believe.  On a chemical plant project I am working on (being built in
Malaysia), the underground ductbank (used to hold electrical cables) is
specified on the drawings as being 3 feet deep.  We now have a dispute with
the owner, who claims we should have known the ductbank was to be 3 meters
deep (ostensibly, to protect it from truck traffic).  It's a lump sum job.
What can I say?

When it is all said and done, you can be sure NASA will rest the blame on
L-M, the contractor.
Jerry, K5OE

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