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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (4)
« Reply #220 on: 01/22/2022 12:00 am »
Bigelow Aerospace transfers BEAM space station module to NASA:
https://spacenews.com/bigelow-aerospace-transfers-beam-space-station-module-to-nasa/

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (4)
« Reply #221 on: 01/22/2022 07:55 am »
https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/1483508217565093900

Heh. NASA don't really has a choice. There is no easy way of replacing the storage capacity of the BEAM.

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (4)
« Reply #222 on: 01/22/2022 01:50 pm »
Any idea how much Bigelow paid for BEAM ?

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (4)
« Reply #223 on: 01/22/2022 02:17 pm »
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https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/1483508217565093900

$1M/4 is a remarkably round number for an agency that routinely issues contracts with ten or more non-zero digits.
How does NASA isolate the cost of operating BEAM?
Is this a contract to Bigelow Aerospace?
Do they have anything operating on the ground?

If there is no Bigelow involvement this may belong more in an ISS thread than in this “grave of Bigelow” thread.
« Last Edit: 01/22/2022 02:20 pm by Comga »
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (4)
« Reply #224 on: 01/22/2022 04:20 pm »
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https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/1483508217565093900

$1M/4 is a remarkably round number for an agency that routinely issues contracts with ten or more non-zero digits.
How does NASA isolate the cost of operating BEAM?
Is this a contract to Bigelow Aerospace?
Do they have anything operating on the ground?

If there is no Bigelow involvement this may belong more in an ISS thread than in this “grave of Bigelow” thread.

Bigelow Aerospace is no more. They tried to sue NASA for money they thought they were owed. They didn't do the homework and had only PowerPoints, also they didn't bid on any NextStep Commerical Module follow ons, they couldn't close their business case.

https://spacenews.com/bigelow-aerospace-lays-off-entire-workforce/

They laid off their entire workforce so no one from there could continue providing the engineering support for B.E.A.M.


https://spacenews.com/bigelow-aerospace-transfers-beam-space-station-module-to-nasa/

Come find out Bigelow paid ATA Engineering for those services, so NASA is paying that contractor directly for those services until ISS is deorbited or 2032. What ever comes first.

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (4)
« Reply #225 on: 01/22/2022 05:52 pm »
Any idea how much Bigelow paid for BEAM ?

In the initial contract, NASA paid Bigelow $17M for Beam. I doubt that Bigelow made much of a profit on it (if any).
« Last Edit: 01/22/2022 05:53 pm by yg1968 »

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (4)
« Reply #226 on: 05/23/2022 05:20 pm »
I just called the phone number listed on the Bigelow Aerospace website & a very friendly woman informed me that BA has been closed since 2020. She didn't have any more information for me than that.
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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (4)
« Reply #227 on: 05/23/2022 06:06 pm »
Any idea how much Bigelow paid for BEAM ?

In the initial contract, NASA paid Bigelow $17M for Beam. I doubt that Bigelow made much of a profit on it (if any).
Thanks! That's really cheap by ISS standards!

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (4)
« Reply #228 on: 05/28/2022 02:15 pm »
I just called the phone number listed on the Bigelow Aerospace website & a very friendly woman informed me that BA has been closed since 2020. She didn't have any more information for me than that.

If the company is actually closed, then who answered the phone?
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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (4)
« Reply #229 on: 05/29/2022 07:51 am »
I don't know but one can surmise that the number was reassigned and someone is having to field calls for Bigelow.

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