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Orbital taps ULA for rides to ISS

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by sderrick, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. sderrick

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    Well, I figured hitching a ride on a Falcon would be too bitter a pill to swallow for Orbital! But then its entirely possible that SpaceX could not meet a promised launch date considering they only made about half of their expected lanches this year.

    Private Cargo Spacecraft Gets New Rocket Ride After Accident
     
  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Came here to post the same.


     
  3. rabar10

    rabar10 FFE until Model 3

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    From the Antares thread:
    ...yep
     
  4. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Irony is ULA kept them from getting the engine they wanted to use (which probably wouldn't have failed), and now they will launch with that very engine.
     
  5. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Would ULA be fleecing them now given that Orbital's probably desperate?!
     
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    The ULA boosters will probably come out of the stream of committed boosters for the air force so the they can oh we opened up two more launches for competition, so they can say we are not so bad after all!!!
     
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    There probably won't be any profit to be had for going with ULA but the cargo will still get to the ISS. You can bet NASA was playing hardball with Orbital.
     

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