Brookhaven College The Ariane 5 Disaster & Inertial reference System HW

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Here is the link: https://www.bugsnag.com/blog/bug-day-ariane-5-disaster

  1. Do you see the importance of choosing the right variable type for a range of values?
  2. Should there have been a way to test this without risking the hardware?
  3. Since the code worked well on previous missions, is it fair to blame the developers when the code was used in a faster rocket?
  4. What other thoughts do you have about this incident.

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THE ARIANE 5 DISASTER

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The Ariane 5 Disaster;
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THE ARIANE 5 DISASTER

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The Ariane 5 Disaster

Choosing the right variable type for a range of values is critical to ensure the Inertial
reference System of the rocket operates as planned. In the case of Ariane 5, the system’s
processor encounters an operand error as a 64-bit variable c...


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