Sunday, December 18, 2011

Added complexity- Do we really need it?

Interesting article on complex electronics added to new cars. I have always felt this way about launch vehicles- most cell phones have more computing power than used for the moon landings.  Why have UNNECESSARY complexity that reduces reliability and degrades performance (gross system weight)?  Some of the launch vehicles I've worked on had avionics systems that were heavier than the propulsion!


Road-trip-or-moon-shot?



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