- The most famous one that I can remember is the Great Kersten Blunder(Kersten was the programer that made the error). The Vigor space probe was sent towards Venus, but because of the computer programing error installed on it had a converting program for millimeters to inches, but it divided by 24.5 instead of 25.4. This error caused it to miss Venus completely and was sent hurling into space. Over 2 billion dollars of technology was lost because of one simple error.
- The Mars Climate Orbiter had a problem when trajectory programming teams from Europe and USA were working in two different measurement systems , imperial and metric. It missed the planet completely and was lost.
Asked in History of Science, Engineering, Buildings
What were major engineering blunders due to faulty measurement?
Mars Rover was created in Metric and Standard measurements, and was shot wide of Mars and was lost in space. ...
Asked in Walmart
EMajor engineering screw ups due to faulty measurement?
aliens abducted the mars rover
What is an example of an engineering mistake due to faulty measuring?
== == The Mars 232 crashed!
Asked in Planetary Science, Planet Mars
Which mars rover was lost due to faulty measurement?
The Mars Climate Orbiter
Asked in Mazda MX-3, Mazda MX-6
Why does the 4wheel abs light on mx6 dashboard come on?
If the abs light on a 4 wheel MX6 dashboard comes on, it is due to faulty abs sensor. It may also be due to a faulty rotor. ...
Were or how do you start to look for the faulty wiring two switchs trip it but both go to fan?
Due to faulty wiring or excessive load.
Automatic car suddenly stopping but than restarts and drives normally?
this problem can exist due to faulty carburetor or faulty ignition plug.
What is a sentence with the word faulty?
The wiring was faulty. The abort system on the accidentally-launched nuclear missile was faulty. The world ended later that day. The faulty item was returned to the shop. It appears that my super dangerous, grenade launching robot is faulty. I took it back because it was faulty. ...
Why does the engine not ignite when the fuel is going to the injectors?
It may be due to faulty glow plugs.
Asked in Car Starting Problems, Car Batteries
Why does my diesel Nissan Terrano always die so every time i have to jump start.?
Your battery is not charging. It is either due to a faulty battery or a faulty alternator. Get it changed. ...
Asked in Honda CR-V
Why 2002 CRV radiator and AC fan not working?
If the fan is not coming on, it may be due to a faulty temperature sensor or perhaps a faulty fuse or electrical connection. If the radiator is not working, it is perhaps due to a failing water pump or a dirty cooling system. ...
Asked in Electrical Engineering
What does current flowing through high resistance due to faulty wiring igniting insulation and other material?
what is most commonly caused bt current flowing through high resistance due to faulty wiring igniting insulation and other materials ...
Asked in Transmission Fluid, 2000-2005 Dodge & Plymouth Neons, Ford Aerostar XLT, Overheating (Engines)
Would your engine overheat because of transmission?
No an overheating engine will be due to leaking coolant, a faulty radiator, a faulty water pump, lack of oil or oil that needs to be changed ...
Asked in Science
Is weight a measurement of how much mass is in a given volume?
No weight is a measurement of how much force something experiences due to gravity. ...
Asked in VW Polo
Is a Volkswagen Polo considered a good car - and why?
no due to the fact that its standard transmission is faulty
Asked in Renault, Ford F-150
What does an engine management light indicate on a Renault kangoo?
Anything to do with the emissions increasing due to an engine fault, mine came on due to a faulty egr valve. ...
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Ford
Can a Ford 1999 expeditionengine be siezed if wont stay running?
A Ford 1999 Expedition engine is probably not seized if it will start and idle but will then not stay running. This could be due to a clogged fuel system, faulty injectors, faulty spark plugs or a wiring problem, or even a faulty distributor. ...
Asked in Physics
What type of measurement is the downward force of 6 newtons?
A downward force of 6 Newtons is a weight measurement. It is taken to be the force on the object due to gravity. ...
Asked in Light Bulbs and Artificial Lighting
Can faulty electrical wiring cause light bulbs to burn out quicker?
If light bulbs are burning out quickly the light fixture could be getting too much electricity due to faulty wiring. They could also burn out due to a loose wire or screwing the light bulb in too tight. ...