You are part of a senior team from an international salvage organization, one of the top five companies in this field in the world. You have been contacted by NASA to assist in their search for the rogue satellite “Andromeda” which has returned to earth prematurely, and broken up on re-entry.
It has been reported to NASA that sightings of debris falling to earth have been reported in your local area. The debris has subsequently been positively identified as sections of Andromeda. Your objective is to find and retrieve these sections in a seemingly impossible timeframe and using a limited budget.
The team is given a paper based brief which outlines the objectives and constraints.
It will become apparent that the task is not possible unless the team plans a strategy, agrees meeting points, timings and who is to find which section of satellite. They must also calculate an accurate tender figure for the salvage operation, taking into account costs of personnel, vehicles, outsourced resources (cartography, radar printouts etc) and time. The team may use their own vehicles for this operation as they will be required to search a lot of ground which is impossible to do all on foot. However foot searches have to be done also.
During the search process they will receive a message that the reactor section of the satellite has been found and requires urgent attention – just like in a work scenario where another urgent job arrives just when you’re in the thick of something else! This part of the task requires all team member to be present and results in a loud explosion as the reactor is shut down.
Team members will be required to possess:
- Planning skills, seeing the end of the task as well as the immediate
- Communication ( 2- way radios are also issued to sub-teams)
- Reading the brief is an essential part of this task
- Time management – there are heavy “cash” penalties for bad time planning
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