A human error in connecting completely different cables It was the one which brought about the working downside within the Vega VV17 mission, which led to the lack of the Spanish Ingenio and French Taranil satellites final November, as confirmed by the European Area Company (ESA) and Arianespace on Friday.
The cables related to the electromechanical system of the thrust vector management, the mechanism that controls the route of the rocket, however a flawed connection reversed the ship’s steering controls and impeded his management, which led to his loss.
The particular investigative fee, as reported by each entities, has confirmed the preliminary prognosis that a fault within the routing of some cables within the fourth stage of the Vega rocket.
The issue was not detected through the numerous management and check steps, which led to the rocket receiving the go-ahead for launch.
Thus, the rocket took off on November 17 as deliberate from the spaceport of Kurú, in French Guiana. Nonetheless, eight minutes after launch, after the ignition of the AVUM engine within the higher stage, the ship deviated from its trajectory, with out with the ability to be managed, which led to lack of mission.