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Lunar Gateway facing cost and schedule delays
Posted: Sun, Nov 15, 2020, 12:25 PM ET (1725 GMT)
Lunar Gateway illustration (NASA) NASA's lunar Gateway is suffering cost overruns and schedule delays. A report released this week by NASA's Office of Inspector General found that shifting requirements, such as the agency's decision to launch the first two elements together, will prevent the Gateway from being available to support a 2024 lunar landing mission. Those changing requirements have led to cost increases, even on a fixed-price contract awarded to Maxar last year for the Gateway's Power and Propulsion Element. While NASA is addressing the concerns raised by the report, the inspector general said the current approach for developing the Gateway "increases the risk of future schedule delays and additional cost increases."
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