Author Topic: On Atlantis’ anniversary, USA’s future space fleet closing in on maiden flights  (Read 1635 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/07/americas-future-space-fleet-maiden-flights/

Something I've thrown together to give all the vehicles an update, with relevance to today's anniversary of Atlantis closing out the Shuttle Program:

Epic L2 renders from Nathan Koga, of course.  8)

Online fthomassy

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 150
  • Austin, Texas
  • Liked: 87
  • Likes Given: 1021
Thanks for keeping us well informed!  You're so  8)
gyatm . . . Fern

Offline Paul Smith

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 105
  • UK and Europe
  • Liked: 14
  • Likes Given: 55
Interesting news and of course interesting how people mention SLS delays but don't notice that the commercial companies have slipped as much.

They still get paid despite slips, when he contracts should have had late delivery penalties.
« Last Edit: 07/21/2017 08:36 PM by Paul Smith »

Offline Alpha Control

  • Veteran
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1168
  • Washington, DC
  • Liked: 106
  • Likes Given: 68
Interesting news and of course interesting how people mention SLS delays but don't notice that the commercial companies have slipped as much.

They still get paid despite slips, when he contracts should have had late delivery penalties.

The commercial crew program was underfunded in the first few years, when you compare the budget requests to what was approved by Congress.  This can't help but be a factor in their schedule slips.
Space launches attended:
Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

Offline Rocket Science

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7946
  • NASA Educator Astronaut Candidate Applicant 2002
  • Liked: 2154
  • Likes Given: 5082
Man, the years go by fast... :o :( Thanks for the great article Chris and Nathan for the "space squadron" artwork! :)
"The laws of physics are unforgiving"
~Rob, Physics instructor, aviator, vintage auto racer

Offline MattMason

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 917
  • Space Enthusiast
  • Indiana
  • Liked: 622
  • Likes Given: 1080
Shamelessly sharing article on every social media site I use. Great article, Chris.
"Why is the logo on the side of a rocket so important?"
"So you can find the pieces." -Jim, the Steely Eyed

Offline Jim

  • Night Gator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 31276
  • Cape Canaveral Spaceport
  • Liked: 9558
  • Likes Given: 299
Interesting news and of course interesting how people mention SLS delays but don't notice that the commercial companies have slipped as much.

They still get paid despite slips, when he contracts should have had late delivery penalties.

No they don't get paid for slips.  It is fixed price

Offline rayleighscatter

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 928
  • Maryland
  • Liked: 415
  • Likes Given: 189
Interesting news and of course interesting how people mention SLS delays but don't notice that the commercial companies have slipped as much.

They still get paid despite slips, when he contracts should have had late delivery penalties.

The commercial crew program was underfunded in the first few years, when you compare the budget requests to what was approved by Congress.  This can't help but be a factor in their schedule slips.

OIG has pointed out the majority of the slips have been technical in nature, and not due to funding.

Tags: