We’ve been asked to deliver our Argon Gas Module to our customer “AS-IS”.
Even so, I don’t like it one iota.
When this thing blows up, and we get dragged to court, I will make it quite plain that I did not want to see this thing put up on orbit, and I guess I get to use IJSM as testimonial evidence of that fact. It is not safe to allow this thing to go out the door untested, as our customer has shown a critical willingness to skirt testing procedures in the past in order to meet schedule. There is absolutely no way that I will knowingly and willingly put the lives of ISS crew at risk, and if there are any open non-conformance reports on the AGM, I’m going to clearly state that fact on every disposition.
I am not amused. I am a good little engineer, and I do what I am told, but I am not paid to like it.