A space error: 370.000.000 $ for an integer overflow
Start. 37 seconds of flight. KaBOOM! 10 years and 7 billion dollars are turning into dust.
Four satellites, 2,600 lb, of the Cluster scientific program (study of the solar radiation and Earth's magnetic field interaction) and a heavy-lift launch vehicle Ariane 5 turned into "confetti" June 4, 1996.
The programmers were to blame for everything.
The previous model-rocket Ariane 4 has been successfully launched more than 100 times. What could go wrong?
Apparently, to conquer space, one should know Ada language well.tart