US Government Sued Again-SpaceX
A motion was filed with the court of federal crimes on Friday by Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Us government, on the protest of the government contract.
Elon Musk's SpaceX is suing the federal government again and wants to stay under seal, meaning its allegations would not become public as the privacy was necessary because the suit contains confidential and proprietary information and source selection information not appropriate for release to the public.
It was not clear from the filing what government procurement program the company is gearing up to challenge, but it comes as the Air Force is getting ready to award major launch contracts potentially worth billions of dollars to two companies. Last year, SpaceX lost out on an initial round of funding the Air Force awarded to help companies develop their rockets to meet the strict requirements of launching national security satellites.
Musk said the company had submitted a bid for that contract, but its proposal was of a bit short according to a Pentagon review.
SpaceX has sued the government over procurements multiple times in the past.