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Re: Sounds like a good idea

It also describes the mechanism by which the first Ariane 4 launch ended in a loud BANG!

They reused one of the systems from 3, but the parameter it measured was larger than it was on 3, so it overflowed the type conversion before it was sent to another flight computer. The overflow then caused the first system to generate error messages that were then interpreted by the second system as valid data.

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