Elon Musk goes after Jeff Bezos as billionaire space race intensifies

Elon Musk trolls Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Twitter after Amazon seeks to block new SpaceX satellites.

By Dan WeilThe Avenue

Fri., Aug. 27, 20212 min. read

Tesla (TSLA) Chief Govt Elon Musk went after Amazon (AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos on Twitter Friday, following a quiz by Amazon to the FCC asking it to reject a SpaceX satellite idea.

SpaceX is the rocket company based by Musk. He and Bezos, who based the home company Blue Beginning put, delight in been duking it out over home factors for some time.

In its letter to the Federal Communications Price, Amazon requested the company to turn down SpaceX’s idea for a second generation of its Starlink satellites. The letter didn’t characterize a lawsuit.

“Turns out Besos [sic] retired in express to pursue a plump-time job submitting lawsuits in opposition to SpaceX,” Musk tweeted. Bezos left Amazon’s CEO job closing month.

Amazon contends that SpaceX violated FCC regulations by soliciting for two satellite configurations in its put of 1. Kuiper Techniques, an Amazon subsidiary, despatched the letter and is working by itself satellites.

SpaceX only within the near past began offering its Starlink internet provider on a runt basis. The system makes spend of a entire bunch of small satellites in low-Earth orbit.

As for the Bezos-Musk history of home warfare, in July, Bezos suffered a setback to his aim of travelling to the moon, because the Government Accountability Place of work denied a train by Blue Beginning put of NASA’s award of a $2.9 billion (U.S.) contract to SpaceX for a human lunar touchdown system.

Then earlier this month, Blue Beginning put won a protective express within the U.S. Court docket of Federal Claims sealing documents in its lawsuit in opposition to NASA. The suit alleges that the company didn’t properly defend into legend its proposal for the human touchdown system program that used to be awarded to SpaceX.

Bezos flew within the first maned Blue Beginning put rocket closing month on a suborbital flight to the boundary of home. Musk hasn’t flown in home.

SpaceX only within the near past assembled its first fleshy Starship rocket in preparation for a take a look at delivery. The rocket stands nearly 400 ft tall, increased than the Saturn V rockets normal within the Apollo moon missions.

Tesla inventory only within the near past traded at $714.15, up 2 per cent, and Amazon at $3,348, up 1 per cent.

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