I read this Rocket Lab "post-flight analysis" of the Electron launcher earlier today. https://www.rocketlabusa.com/latest/rocket-lab-completes-post-flight-analysi...
As I came to analysis section about the handling of flight telemetry (not turning ON the Forward Error Correction (FEC) before launch), I had an AMSAT-NA moment.
I remembered Phil Karn, KA9Q at the annual AMSAT-NA Conferences in 1990s ... pushing that Forward Error Correction (FEC) to be included in future telemetry designs. The general reception, 20+ years ago was mixed (Why change?), but AO-40 saw its usage. http://www.ka9q.net/ao40/
So after 20 to 25 years ... Rocket Labs has shown that the "human component" continues to exhibit unacceptable failure rates.
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