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Has the cause of a rocket failure ever been mis-identified, such that another launch failed due to the same problem?

In the early 1990s, the Atlas I experienced two failures, after the cause of the first failure was misidentified. The Atlas I was a member of the Atlas-Centaur family of rockets, whose first stage was ...
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Starship IFT-4: flashes below hypersonic speed

Starship has several vent ports under its skirt where it vents excess methane and oxygen. It is quite likely that the flashes are the vented methane igniting when it comes into contact with the still-...
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What caused the premature loss of Super Heavy Booster 10 on IFT-3?

On SpaceX homepage they first mentioned what happened during the flight. The booster then continued to descend until attempting its landing burn, which commands the same 13 engines used during ...
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