Some time ago NASA teamed up with SpaceX to decide on a project for the moon called Artemis. Before choosing SpaceX, NASA auditioned with three SpaceX companies, Blue Origin and Dynamics. NASA recently decided that the entire mission would be carried out by SpaceX.
Jeff Bezos says this decision is contrary to the agreement. He pointed out that NASA was referring not only to one company, SpaceX, but also to two companies involved in a valuable project.
This disappointed Jeff Bezos and he sued in court. In his case, the Artemis project should involve two companies so the mission can run well.
NASA deliberately defied it, leaving the Artemis program entirely in operation on SpaceX. As the BBC quotes, we hope that Blue Origin, in its case, can promote the restoration of justice and fair competition.
NASA is not currently responding to the lawsuit. With the support of the government, the case of Blue Origin appears to be difficult to execute.
According to the BBC, NASA spokeswoman Kathy Luthers initially agreed that NASA would ask two companies to get involved in the project. But that was before their plan was approved by the US government. In fact, the proposed operating fund is USD 3.3 billion or equivalent Rp. 47.2 trillion unfinished. Instead, the US government provided $ 850 million, or the equivalent of $ 12.1 trillion.
As a result, funding was cut in half, leaving NASA with only one operator to choose from.
NASA reasoned that the choice of SpaceX was not without reason. Elon Musk space agency was able to launch their rockets into space more than Dynamics and Blue Origin.