SpaceX CEO Elon Musk trolled Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos after Bezos filed a lawsuit targeting Starlink.
Bezos lost the battle for moon supremacy with Musk. Later Jeff sued to overturn a decision by NASA to award SpaceX the sole contract to build a lunar lander.
This incident halted the lander program until at least November 1.
Now the Blue Origin founder has complained to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about SpaceX’s plans to launch more Starlink satellites.
Christian Davenport, a space reporter at The Washington Post, tweeted a link to an article titled: “Amazon Urges FCC to Deny SpaceX’s Plan for Second-Generation Starlink.”
— Christian Davenport (@wapodavenport) August 26, 2021
The tweet caught Elon’s eye and he decided to reply. He wrote that Bezos has retired to pursue a full-time job filing lawsuits against SpaceX.
Starlink, which provides low latency broadband internet to around 90,000 customers.
They told the FCC that they wanted to launch 30,000 second-generation satellites to improve the service. Thus, they proposed two configurations for its network, with only one being used and the second as a backup.
Amazon’s Project Kuiper dissented saying that SpaceX broke the FCC’s rules.
Mariah Dodson Shuman, Project Kuiper’s corporate counsel, said that SpaceX’s approach of applying for two mutually exclusive configurations is conflicting with the Commission’s rules and public policy. She urged the Commission to dismiss the amendment.
She further added that the Commission should enforce its rules, dismiss SpaceX’s Amendment. And invite SpaceX to resubmit its amendment after settling on a single configuration for its Gen2 System.
Meanwhile, due to PDF files, the lawsuit over the NASA lunar lander was delayed for a week.
A US federal judge granted the Department of Justice (DOJ) a week-long extension because the court system only allows files up to 50MB in size and that was a problem with more than 7 GB of data relating to the case.