“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”--Harry S. Truman
ArianeGroup’s love/hate relationship with rocket reusability continues. It loves government money thrown its way, parroting political purposes, as it grudgingly ventures into reusability development.
Northrop Grumman’s latest subcontracting announcement to fulfill an SDA contract is part of a U.S. space industry trend. But does that trend expose weakness or opportunity?
There’s little disagreement that rocket science is hard. But why insist on ineffective programs that make it harder while limiting the competition?