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Jumper Cables for the Space Station

I came across this interesting article about the problems in the space station a few months ago.  Key points:

  • You can’t count on a cable to heat itself if you put it by the dehumidifier.
  • It’s worse if the dehumidifier is balky.
  • It’s a bad idea to have your three-way redundant power system depend on a single wire.
  • It’s a good thing you have jumper cables to bypass the whole crappy deal.

I’m doing my space station reading because it’s about to become the temporary home of my fraternity brother Dan Tani.  He goes up on October 23rd and will stay through December.