In the edited materials of the US Federal Claim Claim, the essence of the Blue Origin lawsuit is disclosed to NASA regarding the award of the Spacex Corporation of the SPACEX Corporation on the Human Landing System (HLS) module, reports Spacenews.
According to a published Blue Origin complaint, SPACEX offer ignores flight availability analysis, which, according to the tender conditions, should be held before each launch under the HLS program. Based on the SPACEX initial proposal, 16 launches of the STARSHIP transport system should be produced within the HLS only with one flight availability analysis procedure.
Blue Origin declares that failure to fulfill the requirements for analyzing the flight availability is a disadvantage that makes it impossible to award Spacex Contract on HLS. “If Blue Origin knew that [American Cosmic] agency will refuse to analyze the readiness for flight and other requirements that strongly affect the schedule and risks, Blue Origin would have developed and offered a completely different architecture [HLS] with the corresponding differences in technical, managerial and price parameters, “Spacex applies.
Blue Origin considers SPACEX unsafe offer.
The publication notes that this complaint is actually an appeal to the decision of the US Accounts Chamber, which refused to companies Blue Origin and Dynetics in revising the tender results. At the same time, the Accounts Chamber agreed with corporations in the fact that the flight readiness analysis should be carried out before each launch of StarShip. According to the auditor, this circumstance does not have a significant impact on the choice of the winner. The Accounts Chamber recommended NASA to make changes to the SPACEX agreement providing for a flight readiness analysis before each StarShip launch.
Blue Origin Suited to NASA has suspended the work on awarding the Spacex HLS contract until the end of October. The cost of the relevant agreement is 2.9 billion dollars.
The use of HLS is assumed as part of the ARTEMIS III mission, when Americans for the first time, six successful landings in the 1960-1970s, should return to the surface of the moon. It is expected that the astronauts on the near orbit will be delivered using the ORION spacecraft, output by the super heavy rocket Space Launch System (SLS). At the ORION’s arriving orbit should be docked to the Gateway station, with which part of the astronauts will switch to the HLS landing module. In case of delays in the Gateway program, a direct ORION and HLS docking is possible.
Constructively HLS in option from Spacex is based on the STARSHIP transport system.
In September, Bloomberg wrote that Kuiper Systems, a subsidiary of Amazon, in contacting the US Federal Communications Commission sharply commented on Spacex actions, accusing it in violation and ignoring the general rules. In the controlled Jeffrey, the organization of the organization stated that Ilona Mask adheres to the position, according to which “rules are intended for other people.” Formally, the proceedings between the parties are associated with the orbital parameters of the satellites of global access to the Internet KUIPER and STARLINK.