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More Subsidized Failure: SpaceX Customer Says Company's Latest Launch Failure "Isn't Elon Musk's Fault" Reader 01/12/2018 (Fri) 15:01:06 Id: 7b5f80 [Preview] No. 5407
Of course it wasn’t Elon’s fault - nothing ever is.

Less than a week after SpaceX’s failure to launch the mysterious Zuma satellite into orbit - the payload, which presumably cost hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars to develop, failed to separate properly from the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that was carrying it - a major customer of SpaceX, Musk’s space-oriented venture that has essentially become a successor to NASA, defended the company, speculated that the blame for the failure lay not with Musk, but with the hacks over at longtime defense contractor Northrop Grumman.

Here’s Bloomberg:

A major SpaceX customer spoke up for Elon Musk’s rocket company, pinning the blame for a secret military satellite’s disappearance on defense company Northrop Grumman Corp.

Matt Desch, chief executive officer of satellite operator Iridium Communications Inc., said that as the launch contractor, Northrop Grumman deserves the blame for the loss last weekend of the satellite, which is presumed to have crashed into the ocean in the secretive mission code-named Zuma.

“This is a typical industry smear job on the ‘upstart’ trying to disrupt the launch industry,” Desch said on Twitter Thursday in response to a news article. "SpaceX didn’t have a failure, Northrop Grumman did. Notice that no one in the media is interested in that story. SpaceX will pay the price as the one some will try to bring low."

As we reported ahead of the launch, which was repeatedly delayed with only a vague explanation, many of the details about Zuma’s provenance and purpose remain a mystery. The job the satellite was intended to perform and even the identity of the US agency that contracted the satellite aren’t known.

Northrop Grumman’s comms department didn’t respond to Bloomberg’s request for comment, and the company has yet to respond to the allegations. Iridium executive Desch later told Bloomberg in a message that he didn’t know for sure what led to the disappearance but was speculating that a dispenser failed to release the satellite, which he said would have been Northrop Grumman’s responsibility.

In summary, Desch’s tacitly admits that his conclusion is based, at least in part, on speculation. Given the federal government’s silence thus far, it’s likely an official explanation for the failure will never be released, despite the incredible waste of taxpayer money that this failure represents.


Reader 01/12/2018 (Fri) 15:11:52 Id: 7b5f80 [Preview] No.5408 del
This is the problem, as always, with socialist policy. Everything that becomes subsidized and state-managed turns into incredible failures... when will we learn that corporations should work hard to earn a decent reputation and credibility, rather than providing them "free money" (at the taxpayers expense) to conduct business?

Elon Musk has fucked up so many times before with his 'green' uber-tech obsessive models that if he were to be cut off from taxpayer subsidies he'd go bankrupt within weeks (and rightfully fucking so)!

Again, fiscal insolvency at its finest, more of our money wasted again. The US needs to cut off all subsidies and demand corporations work hard to manufacture products/utilities/machines of good quality. That way, when they get a business deal, we know the shit fucking WORKS!

I have a feeling our government is being run by completely corrupt morons!

Reader 01/12/2018 (Fri) 16:01:03 Id: 56bfff [Preview] No.5417 del
I just want to see united states burn in hell..

Reader 01/12/2018 (Fri) 16:12:15 Id: fec937 [Preview] No.5419 del
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You seem upset. Here is a ZR-1 for you. It's a combined effort between Lotus Engineers and GM Engineers. It's "old" yes but what we value, is all based on our value judgements.

Somehow you have been taught that the free world, we Americans and our associated allies who also occupy the high ground of good hearth and home, are destined for "hell"? No, I assure you Jesus loves Americans. Well not AIPAC but actual Americans yes he does love them. rare endy meme also enclosed

Reader 01/12/2018 (Fri) 16:14:54 Id: 88a297 [Preview] No.5420 del
>it wasn't Elon Musk's fault, but state's
thank you for your input

Reader 01/12/2018 (Fri) 16:36:38 Id: 7b5f80 [Preview] No.5421 del
I prefer to see the US grow some balls, take back positions of power (we can do that legally and civilly) and start changing these fucked up policies.

Why haven't we forced our politicians to stop subsidizing corrupt companies at our expense? After all, that is not capitalism and they know it!

Why haven't we put anti-trust lawsuits to use since (how many years has it been?) Why are we allowing tech companies to become de-facto monopolies when they CAN be broken up through the court system?

As far as content providers, we need to ditch this bullshit! Instead of using Twitter, use Gab. Instead of using Google, use StartPage (or something else). Instead of purchasing on Amazon, purchase products elsewhere. Use a private VPN service, they deserve the money for helping protect our privacy! Go to a local grocery store or farmers market, don't support fast food chains.

Why are we not boycotting these corrupt companies en mass? Why even buy their shitty products or services if they don't cater to our interests? Hit them where it hurts, their bank accounts!

It's like this: we need to get back to self-sufficiency and self-reliance as much as possible even though we still live in a materialized world. And if we do purchase something it should be from someone who doesn't fuck people over. Something of good quality, Made In USA brands. Local ma & pa businesses. Purchase an old car from a neighbor instead of taking out a huge loan for some new digitized piece of shit. Don't rely on others or ask others if you can or can't do something, just do it.

We need to take back our lives, we are AmeriCANS ... not AmeriCANTS.

Reader 01/12/2018 (Fri) 16:38:27 Id: 7b5f80 [Preview] No.5422 del
The State is subsidizing this fucker, so it is both their fault as far as I'm concerned. He shouldn't be getting taxpayer money from the State. Let him go bankrupt he deserves the shit he dishes out.

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