NASA Faces Mobile Launcher-2 Cost, Schedule Challenges

Artist's concept of crawler-transporter 2, with the mobile launcher 2 and Space Launch System Block 1B on top.
Credit: NASA/David Zeiters
NASA’s efforts to develop a second mobile launcher (ML-2) have been plagued by significant issues with the contractor’s performance and the agency’s oversight, leading to a major cost increase and schedule delay, an audit by NASA’s inspector general has found. The ML-2 is tailored to carry an...

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