Tuesday, December 30, 2008

An end run around the Ares launcher?

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the United Launch Alliance (ULA) has provided documents to the Obama transition team showing the Atlas or Delta EELV rockets can replace the controversial NASA choice, the Area I, in launching the Orion capsule.
COMMENT: A ULA official who shall remain nameless told me last year that NASA had been very forceful in telling the company the decision-making was over with and ULA (which currently gets some of its business from NASA, though most of its revenue comes from DoD) had better not even think about studying this issue, much less advocating on it.

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