Faulty aluminum led to $700 million satellite failure, reveals NASA
Updated : May 02, 2019 10:04 AM IST
The faulty materials provided by Sapa Profiles, Inc. (SPI) were used for the making of Taurus XL, a rocket designed to deliver NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) and Glory missions in 2009 and 2011, respectively, the US space agency said on Tuesday.
SPI agreed to pay $46 million to the US government and other commercial customers for the 19-year scheme that included falsifying thousands of certifications for aluminium extrusions to hundreds of customers.
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