Elon Musk railed heavily against Jeff Bezos on Twitter
Tesla boss Elon Musk has openly criticized former Amazon boss and billionaire Jeff Bezos. Following a lawsuit against space company SpaceX, Musk shared his displeasure with Bezos in a tweet.
In early August 2021, Jeff Bezos' aerospace company Blue Origin sued NASA after losing a government contract to transport astronauts to the moon to SpaceX owned by Elon Musk: SpaceX is said to be $ 2.9 billion ( about 2.5 billion euros) from the US government agency to build the next lunar module. The process stalled the project, which launched in April 2021. Now this week, on August 25th, Blue Origin again protested against SpaceX decisions, whereupon the company's lunar module project was (again) put on hold. Much to the displeasure of Tesla boss Elon Musk, who, as usual, lets off his frustration on Twitter.
SpaceX NASA project in pause mode
"Turns out Besos [sic] retired in order to pursue a full-time job filing lawsuits against SpaceX ..." .), so Musk on a tweet from his follower wapodavenport. However, according to The Verge, Amazon's latest complaint does not appear to be a formal lawsuit against the space company. Rather, it is supposed to be a letter of protest: Amazon asks the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject SpaceX's recently submitted plans to launch another satellite cluster to operate its Starlink satellite internet service. The letter of complaint shows that, technically speaking, it is not about SpaceX completely stopping the launch of further satellites, but rather that the service becomes clearer in its plans in this regard. Around 1,740 satellites in low-earth orbit fuel the Starlink service, which, according to The Verge, serves an estimated 90,000 customers worldwide. The company plans to launch 30,000 more satellites in the future to expand its Internet network. The dispute has consequences for the development of NASA's new lunar module. According to economictimes.com, court documents indicate that NASA is now voluntarily prepared to suspend its contract with SpaceX until November 1, 2021, while the U.S. Court of Federal Claims will rule the case between the parties.