Delaying a mission to ensure all tests are complete? We could think of one aviation giant that could learn a thing or two from such a revolutionary approach.
And I have NO IDEA what organization you could be referring to. ***boing***boing***
The European Space Agency (ESA) and Roscosmos Space Corporation (RSC) have blinked and postponed the planned 2020 launch of the ExoMars rover Rosalind Franklin. The mission had been on shaky ground after failures during the testing of the lander's parachutes and despite help from the likes of NASA, the team finally accepted …
Actually Beagle 2 almost worked, the landing was a little harder than anticipated which doomed it.
The hinge mechanism was a known weak point which alas escaped testing specifically the
vulnerability to one very large jolt, as were the chutes.
For all we know the damage was done during launch or ejecting from the orbiter.
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