Jeff Bezos’ firm Blue Origin continues to file a lawsuit in opposition to NASA’s contract with Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The story will not be new, however it’s value noting that the file file of Jeff Bezos hooked up this time is simply too giant, damaging the pc of the US Division of Justice (DOJ).
Particularly, the doc file that Jeff Bezos despatched weighed as much as 7GB, making it troublesome for the Justice Division to transform to PDF.
In keeping with TechTimes, the Adobe Acrobat software program crashed when the Justice Division tried to transform seven hundred information that Jeff Bezos’ firm despatched directly.
Reporter Joey Roulette revealed on Twitter that the problem with the Justice Division’s file switch delayed the SpaceX contract for at the very least per week.
Roulette shared extra screenshots of the doc from the DOJ saying that the company had “tried quite a few other ways to repair the issue. Nevertheless, the Acrobat software program nonetheless failed.”
The supply revealed that the paperwork of the lawsuit “include a whole lot of graphics and a resource-intensive structure”. And that is why the file dimension elevated to greater than seven GB.
This new incident is anticipated to push again SpaceX’s contract with NASA. Accordingly, the contract interval between SpaceX and NASA will transfer to November eight in comparison with the unique November 1.
At present, Justice Division legal professionals have requested the courtroom to ship paperwork by way of DVD as an alternative of changing them to PDF.
Blue Origin sued NASA on August 19 final yr for a $2.9 billion contract to place a person on the moon with SpaceX.
The transfer comes after Bezos supplied to pay the total price of the contract in order that the company would rethink accepting Blue Origin to hitch the venture to ship individuals to the moon as an alternative of rival SpaceX. Nevertheless, NASA rejected this proposal.
This isn’t the primary time Bezos has “expressed disapproval of this determination”. Blue Origin first protested the settlement between SpaceX and NASA on April 26 final yr in a 175-page doc.
Nevertheless, the Authorities Accountability Workplace denied Blue Origin’s allegations and allowed the contract between SpaceX and NASA to proceed. So Blue Origin took NASA to federal courtroom.
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