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Volume 1 WIRE Mishap Investigation Board Report June 8, 1999
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2 Table of Contents WIRE MISHAP INVESTIGATION REPORT Volume I Signature Page (Board Members) List of Members, Advisors, Observers, and others Executive Summary Acknowledgement Introduction ! WIRE Program Description . ...................................................................... 10 ! WIRE Mishap. ........................................................................................... 10 ! Method of Investigation. ............................................................................ 11 ! Identification of Possible Cause. ................................................................ 12 ! Operational Scenario Timeline Overview. .................................................. 12 ! Attitude Control/Dynamics Analysis. ......................................................... 14 ! Pyro Electronics Analysis: Failure Mechanism Determination . ................. 17 ! Summary of the Mishap. ............................................................................ 18 ! Root Cause of WIRE Mishap. .................................................................... 19 ! Significant Contributing Causes. ................................................................ 20 ! Contributing Causes. .................................................................................. 20 Lessons Learned and Recommendations . .......................................................................... 22
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3 Volume II Appendices
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4 Table of Contents Appendices Volume II A. Implementation of Wide-Field Infrared Explorer (WIRE) Contingency Plan Dated February 1999 . .................................................................................................. 3 B. Failure of the Wide-Field Infrared Explorer. ...................................................................... 6 C. NASA MISHAP Report, NASA Form 1627. ..................................................................... 13 D. WIRE Mission Launch and Early Orbit Chronology of Launch Events, May 10, 1999 . ............................................................................................................. 16 E. WIRE Anomaly Investigation Report, JPL Team, May 24, 1999. ...................................... 41 F. Small Explorer WIRE Failure Investigation Report, Richard B. Katz, Goddard Space Flight Center, May 27, 1999. .................................... 138 G. GSFC Developed “Fishbone” Mishap Cause Diagram. ...................................................... 209 H. Pegasus Attitude Disturbance Impact to the Wide-Field Infrared Explorer (WIRE) . .......... 230 I. Analysis of US Space Command Debris Data. ................................................................... 237 J. Timing of the WIRE Vent Opening and Associated Data, May 6, 1999. ............................ 240 K. Flight Data Correlation Kimberly Brown, Dave Everett, Goddard Space Flight Center. ...................................................................................... 253
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