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Comment Re:Consenting parties (Score 1) 491

just like the company that buys the launch services, and the company that insures both parties.

(You'd think that a company that's insured against rocket failure wouldn't bleat about SpaceX owing them a free flight, but that's a completely different topic.)

four and a half good reasons why that is a bad idea

In your desperate attempt to insult me, you confuse "type" with "manufacturer".

In this case, if I were a retailer of t-shirts, and had poor experiences with product from (in this example) Spectra USA -- lots of customer returns for fading dyes and ripped seams, I wouldn't forswear black t-shirts. I'd forswear black t-shirts from Spectra USA. How you can confuse "type" with "manufacturer" is beyond me.

Comment Re:Fully informed parties (Score 1) 491

If a company has a $50million satellite and they don't do their due diligence about the company they hire to launch it then shame on the them.

Have you and the company you work for ever been on the receiving end of a due diligence examination? I have, and it permanently jaded me towards the value of due diligence.

Comment Re:Rockets always can fail (Score 1) 491

There is always a risk of failure when you put something on a rocket. Anyone who promises they can do it with 100% reliability is either lying or delusional.

Sigh.

Being prudent with other people's money is nowhere near equivalent to promising 100% reliability.

To equate the the two is delusional.

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