ESA has announced a six month delay in the development of its service module for the Orion capsule.


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ESA has announced a six month delay in the development of its service module for the Orion capsule.

Y’know, you can’t finish these government projects too quickly. Otherwise, the cash cow is gone and stops producing milk!

6 comments

  • ken anthony

    What a cynic you are. Cows are people too.

  • wade

    I told you. Many times . This project Only exists for to funnel dollars into the What they Really Want

  • wodun

    Who cares if they have a six month delay? It would just sit around in an expensive clean room for a few decades waiting for SLS.

  • When this story appeared in early September I commented about it on Batchelor. This is not the prime method used to track objects in orbit (which remains in operation). Moreover, it is going to be replaced eventually by a more up-to-date system.

    I notice that this NPR report conveniently leaves out the fact that this system is not the prime system used, thus giving the impression that its shutdown leaves us blind. It does not. But by leaving this minor detail out NPR does a great job of helping the government (which happens to be the military in this case) to lobby for more government funding.

    I should add that this kind of reporting is very typical for NPR, and is one of the reasons I stopped listening to it. They biases and willingness to shill for the left just got too tiresome.

  • Kelly Starks

    This is why you don’t want to do space as a international project. If anyone whats to slow down, they automaticly slow everyone down. The ultimate non competition.

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