Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Reusable Rockets Could Open Up Space To Everyone | Forbes

Reuse is not guaranteed to save money. Moving rockets around to be inspected, refurbished and refueled adds costs. And reserving fuel for the guided landing adds weight that could otherwise be allocated for revenue-generating cargo. But even halving launch costs would be a big deal for SpaceX and the industry–opening the door to more startups and allowing bigger players to reinvest in R&D what they would have spent on launches.

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