another satellite crashes to earth

"As the NOAA-N Prime spacecraft was being repositioned from vertical to horizontal on the "turn over cart" at approximately 7:15 PDT today, it slipped off the fixture, causing severe damage. The 18' long spacecraft was about 3' off the ground when it fell."

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  1. The mishap was caused because 24 bolts were missing from a fixture in the "turn over cart". [...] technicians from another satellite program that uses the same type of "turn over cart" removed the 24 bolts from the NOAA cart on September 4 without proper documentation.

    'Damn those POES bastards! They got us with the old Seran-wrap-on-satellite's-sample-tray again! Well show them, though, eh? We'll take the bolts out of their "turn over cart" and not document it properly! Ha ha ha!'