Re: Ariane 501



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Victoria Stavridou (Victoria.Stavridou(at)dcs.qmw.ac.uk)
Mon, 29 Jul 1996 15:28:29 +0100 (BST)


Tom might think he's naive but I, too, was shocked to see this report today. These people seem to have taken the software from IV and ported it with patches to V figuring if it worked there it should work here. There is clearly a "process" issue that the ESA needs to address! What is remarkable is that if you pick up almost any existing aviation standard it warns you *explicitly* about this very thing. The use of "service history" in certification should be well understood by now... As should be the concept of "safe" software! I am dazed... Victoria Stavridou


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