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NASA reports apparent sabotage after computer found with wires cut
Computer supposed to be sent to the International Space Station in two weeks
NASA plans to repair computer in time for August 7 launch
Originally posted by V Kaminski
Let me try and explain, the "sabotage" was discovered over a week ago according to Todd Halvorsen over at the flame trench. "Sabotage" sounds "news-sexy". They could have skedded this "news" item anytime before today.
The components altered were a small inconsequential network computer that dumps strain guage data from the ISS truss. Guess what? It is not a required component other than gathering "nice to have" data. The ISS doesn't have it now and seems to be OK.
They "spiced" the sabotage "release" even more by stating milsleadingly that this was a flight computer. The only thing "flight" about this box is that it rides up on STS-118 Endeavour.[edit on 26-7-2007 by V Kaminski]