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The 2.9 billion “moon order” came out, Bezos and Musk “pinched each other”

NASA’s original plan was to find two companies

In addition to Blue Origin, SpaceX and Dynetics, a division of Leidos Holdings, are competing.

SpaceX had competed with Blue Origin and U.S. defense contractor Dynetics for two expected contracts, before NASA awarded only one contract due to lower-than-expected congressional funding for the project.

Blue Origin quickly protested to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), but the latter dismissed the company’s complaint in late July, leading Bezos’ space company to escalate legal action.

Blue Origin said the company’s lawsuit focuses on proving that NASA wrongly awarded the contract to SpaceX, and in the process[忽视了关键的飞行安全要求].

After considering all factors, NASA decided to award the contract entirely to Musk’s SpaceX.

The contract was priced at $2.89 billion, more than $3 billion less than what Blue Origin had proposed.

This result, obviously unacceptable to Bezos, took NASA and SpaceX to court in a fit of rage.

Bezos angrily appeals but loses

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled against Blue Origin in the Human Landing System (HLS) lawsuit.

NASA was notified Thursday that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims rejected Blue Origin’s appeal, upholding NASA’s choice of SpaceX to develop and demonstrate a modern human lunar lander.

In August of this year, the Blue Origin space exploration technology company owned by Amazon founder Bezos sued NASA to the United States because of dissatisfaction with NASA and Musk’s SpaceX signing a contract for a $2.9 billion lunar landing project Federal Claims Court.

On September 1, US time, Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX[怒怼]Amazon, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos:[起诉SpaceX,成了贝索斯的全职工作].

After the court’s decision, Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin, immediately said on social media: “Although we did not get the desired result, we respect the court’s decision and wish NASA and SpaceX success in this contract.”

On the other side, Musk, the richest man in the world, did not miss the opportunity to ridicule Bezos, and accompanied him when he forwarded relevant reports. [你已经被裁决]The emoji package is derived from the 2012 comic sci-fi film “New SWAT Judge”.

Bezos’ Blue Origin is still in its infancy

Blue Origin had hoped to participate in NASA’s ambitious plan to return humans to the moon, known as Project Artemis.

To achieve this, NASA is working with companies in the space industry to build rockets and spacecraft to help put the first woman and first person of color on the lunar surface.

A key part of the plan entails building a privately built lunar lander that can safely carry people in and out of the lunar mud.

However, the reality is: Blue Origin’s lunar lander[蓝色月亮]Although it claims to have started research in 2017, it is still in the stage of renderings.

As for Blue Origin’s Shepard rocket, it was launched twice some time ago, but neither of them entered orbit, but stopped 20 kilometers away from orbit, and then was pulled back by gravity.

And SpaceX casually launched the manned spacecraft to an orbit at an altitude of 575 kilometers, 150 kilometers higher than the International Space Station, and circled the earth every 90 minutes. The astronauts lived in the spacecraft for three days before returning to Earth.

A year later, only Blue Origin and SpaceX came up with the finished product, but Blue Origin offered $5.99 billion, SpaceX offered $2.91 billion, and NASA finally chose SpaceX.

Behind the huge space satellite Internet market

According to public data, the annual output value of the global satellite Internet industry in 2019 is about 300 billion US dollars. The agency predicts that by 2025, the global satellite Internet output value will reach 560 billion to 850 billion US dollars.

According to the research report of Tianfeng Securities, the Earth’s low-Earth orbit can accommodate about 60,000 satellites.

By 2029, a total of about 57,000 low-orbit satellites will be deployed in low-Earth orbit of the earth. The non-renewable orbital resources make the strategic value of space orbit positions become the main point of contention for satellite Internet companies.

Up to now, Musk’s space company SpaceX has launched 1,740 satellites, and more than 100,000 users in 14 countries and regions have participated in the public beta version, and the service price is $99 per month.

On November 5, Amazon said in an application document submitted to the Federal Communications Commission that it hopes the FCC will approve the launch of 4,538 more satellites to expand its Kuiper satellite network. Since then, Amazon’s satellite count for the Kuiper network has grown to 7,774.

Last month, Blue Origin announced a partnership with a number of companies to build a private space station, with the goal of deploying it in orbit around 2030.


Blue Origin refused to accept it, and thus launched a series of disruptive actions.Bezos, Musk[互掐]Behind it is the satellite Internet market with huge space for imagination.

Part of the data reference: Daily Economic News: “The $2.9 billion “Moon Order” finally came to an end, Musk won, and he even wrote a post mocking Bezos”, Chopping Firewood: “Bezos Takes Another Big Setback Blue Origin v. NASA and SpaceX lost

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