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Visual SourceSafe 2005 Software Configuration Management in Practice by Aleksandar Seovic

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Chapter 1. Controlling the Evolution of Software Products

On April 30, 1999, a Titan IV B rocket carrying a military satellite into orbit was launched from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida. The flight performance of the Titan solid rocket motor and the core vehicle was nominal. However, the vehicle began experiencing instability about the roll axis during the first burn. This instability was greatly magnified during the upper stage second main engine burn, resulting in uncontrolled vehicle tumbling. As a result of these anomalous events the satellite was placed in an unusable low elliptical final orbit instead of an intended geosynchronous orbit. After several days of satellite life-saving effort by Air Force and ...

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