Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Space Daily Details Failure of CEV Project

An opinion piece by Jeffrey Bell up on Space Daily details what went wrong in the CEV project and in particular what's wrong with Lockheed Martin's submission.

Choice quote:
"The current system of designing hardware when the basic goals and structure of the program are still in flux is a prescription for disaster. The results can only be further delay, confusion, wasted effort, and a spacecraft in the classic battlestar style – unworkably complex, heavy, and too expensive to fly more than once every year or two."