De­vi­at­ing rocket puz­zle fi­nally solved

All About Space - - Launch Pad -

The Euro­pean heavy-lift launch ve­hi­cle Ari­ane 5 de­vi­ated from its ex­pected flight path in Jan­uary, los­ing con­trol with ground staff. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion has dis­cov­ered it had been fed with the wrong co­or­di­nates. This is­sue did not af­fect the rocket's abil­ity to reach or­bit, but it will need to use more fuel.

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