So something man made, like NASA's Glory, is fallible and unpredictable. But the planets, those naturally occuring heavenly objects, they are infallible and predictable? Now that is an interesting viewpoint. Who made the current set of equations used to calculate the planet motions on the website that you provided... was it a man, or NASA?Luecy7,
Perhaps you missed the line in that short news item...
Telemetry indicated the fairing, the protective shell atop the Taurus XL rocket, did not separate as expected about three minutes after launch.To provide you with an analogy, it would be like you car breaking down at the outset of a trip.
It would have nothing to do with knowing (or not) the location of your planned destination.