The Genesis was a NASA probe designed to gather a sample of solar wind and return it to earth — the first mission designed to bring samples back since the Apollo Program. Launched on August 8, 2004, the probe did a great job getting close enough to the sun to collect samples. But the return ride turned into a disaster.
Renaissance Services’ VIVID program provides the ability to link non-destructive evaluation data with upstream manufacturing and design processes. By applying VIVID engineers could avoid mistakes which lead to disasters. The VIVID program is at the forefront of digital thread application, establishing:
- As -built inspection results through a “3-D layered model”
- Digital toold that identify and proactively address manufacturing cause 7 effects