Elon Musk: Jeff Bezos Retired for “Full-time Job Filing Lawsuits Against SpaceX”

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Jeff Bezos is teasing Elon Musk once more. Musk takes shots at Musk on Twitter and Bezos does whatever he can in SpaceX's direction.

Musk tweeted Friday morning that Besos (Spanish for kisses; a dig Musk used against Bezos) had retired to pursue a full time job in SpaceX litigations.

Musk was responding to news that Kuiper Systems, an Amazon-owned broadband satellite company, was trying to get FCC to stop SpaceX's launch of a second generation Starlink satellite. The Verge points out that Musk is not entirely correct. This doesn't appear to be a formal suit. However, it is clear that Bezos's companies and other entities seem to be keen on a "if I can't have it" approach to space exploration. They are repeatedly targeting their most prominent competitor with legal hurdles.


Musks' side has made Bezos a major thorn in the side. Blue Origin, Bezos' space company sued NASA earlier this month after it awarded SpaceX the Moon lander contract. This was a move NASA administrator Bill Nelson later confirmed would delay the entire Moon program. Bo Burnham said it best: Jeffrey Bezos did it!



Kuiper Systems filed a protest letter with the FCC, claiming that SpaceX is taking unjustifiable liberties with its planned launch for about 30,000 Starlink satellites. According to The Verge, SpaceX is legally required by law to inform the FCC where each satellite will be launched. Instead, the company submitted two possible configurations. Mariah Dodson Shuman, Kuiper Systems' corporate counsel, wrote in the letter that asking other satellite operators to plan for two configurations for tens or thousands of satellites is an unfair and unnecessary burden.

SpaceX's unusual approach to applying for two configurations that are mutually exclusive is against both the Commissions rules as well as public policy. We urge the Commission, Shuman wrote.

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