More corporate welfare in the contract and providing free health care to satellites.
A NASA plan to robotically repair and refuel satellites in orbit is way behind schedule and well over budget, says NASA's Office of the Inspector General (OIG), with most of the blame falling on space tech contractor Maxar. Maxar, one of the largest private businesses working on NASA's On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and …
Wednesday 11th October 2023 22:46 GMT John Brown (no body)
So NASA has to pay the customer for being late on it's promise.
I wonder why they never seem to have that clause in the contracts when NASA is the customer?
Maybe they can take some "learnings"[*] from this.
* Hey, don't blame me! It a US organisation being reported on by a USAified website :-)