Apparently unhappy that the NASA selection panel went with other companies with less experience and disregarded certain comparative rankings, PlanetSpace officials have sought legal counsel and feel they may have grounds to contest NASA’s decision, The Wall Street Journal reported.
If this statement (bolded emphasis added) from the article is correct than it’s likely PlanetSpace has some grounds to make their challenge. NASA can’t dismiss one company for being inexperienced and then give a contract to an even less experienced company. Okay, they can but it sounds suspiciously unethical on the NASA panels part. For now, we wait and see what challenge, if any, is issued.