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August 29th, 2014
EU Satellite Fired Into Wrong Orbit by ‘Software Bug’

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Two satellites commissioned by the European Union were accidentally sent into the wrong orbit at launch because of a simple software bug – potentially rendering the multi-million pound devices less capable than intended, or even entirely useless. Russian newspaper Izvestia reports that a software error in the upper stage, which was developed by a Russian government-owned corporation, was the likely cause. Read more via The Telegraph

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