Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Drives: Spicy Red Optima SX, Mazda6 Wagon
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A problem very similar to this (foreign object debris in a high pressure turbo pump) caused the 1,000,000 lb rocket I work on to lose thrust about 8" off the pad, despite all the many, many tests and inspections that are performed on these launch vehicles. Our problem destroyed a very expensive satellite, and we were fortunate that the launch platform was not destroyed.
These things can happen.
2011 Optima SX, Spicy Red, Premium + Tech, 2012 front seats