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kleinbl00  ·  722 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Implication of Sabotage Adds Intrigue to Space-X Investigation

For the record, I think it's stupendously improbable. Ockham's Razor is not fond of the idea of ULA shooting at SpaceX. However, am_ was making the point that the physics don't support it, and my argument is that the physics support the shit out of it.




francopoli  ·  722 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Ockham's Razor is not fond of the idea of ULA shooting at SpaceX.

Agreed. Hell if we want to get all conspiracy theory, it is more likely that ULA is working in the background to make people pressure SpaceX to do more, faster, than they are comfortable with and that rush is allowing small errors to slip into the processes. Now ULA, through no direct action on its own can go to Congress and say "See, they are moving too quickly and blowing up rockets!"

Still, it is fun to think of a sniper on a building taking a shot. Totally improbable, but hell Tom Clancy build a fortune on this type of What-If.

kleinbl00  ·  722 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    it is more likely that ULA is working in the background to make people pressure SpaceX to do more, faster, than they are comfortable with and that rush is allowing small errors to slip into the processes.

By all published accounts, Elon Musk considers this his personal mission.

francopoli  ·  719 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The cash-cannon 5000 is now loaded up and the congress critters are starting to get their PR running. Coffman gets money from satellite manufacturers.