So can any of the smart people out there extract the cost of the Atlas 401 itself from the total cost and give everyone a rare look at how much is charged for the rocket?
This one is a non-military launch so its RD-180 does not count against the USA congress imposed limitation
Quote from: vapour_nudge on 10/31/2015 03:23 amThis one is a non-military launch so its RD-180 does not count against the USA congress imposed limitationA cynic might say it really is a military launch if the persistent reports of significant DOD/NRO use of TDRS are true. The recurring periods of "no TDRS Ku coverage" for ISS support despite fully functional, redundant satellites at the West, East, and Indian Ocean orbital locations indicate something is using that capacity and it isn't NASA. http://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/scan/services/networks/txt_tdrs_fleet.html
What NASA payload class are the TDRS satellite's?
Quote from: Brovane on 11/03/2015 01:19 amWhat NASA payload class are the TDRS satellite's?Class B
no, Falcon has been eligible to fly the previous TDRS missions
Quote from: Jim on 11/04/2015 02:29 amno, Falcon has been eligible to fly the previous TDRS missionsWhen was SpaceX eligible to fly Class B missions? Wouldn't TDRS-L have been contracted in the 2011 time frame, long before SpaceX had launched any satellites to GEO? Or were K and L launches contracted even earlier than that?