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Hello all lovers of astronautics. The table below is in great demand among the Russian-speaking segment of the Internet. In the English-speaking segment, I did not find anything like this, so I decided to translate it.

https://aboutspacejornal.net/2017/09/21/comparative-cost-of-launching-payloads-into-space-on-different-launch-systems/

If you find errors or inaccuracies in the translation or numbers, write, I will correct
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A insider once said in the Chinese forum that the cost of CZ5 would be slightly higher than one billion yuan(~150 million dollars)
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A insider once said in the Chinese forum that the cost of CZ5 would be slightly higher than one billion yuan(~150 million dollars)

Done, thank you!

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Hello all lovers of astronautics. The table below is in great demand among the Russian-speaking segment of the Internet. In the English-speaking segment, I did not find anything like this, so I decided to translate it.

https://aboutspacejornal.net/2017/09/21/comparative-cost-of-launching-payloads-into-space-on-different-launch-systems/

If you find errors or inaccuracies in the translation or numbers, write, I will correct

I don't think Vega is 5m dollars. More like $35m.

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I don't think Vega is 5m dollars. More like $35m.

Done, many thanks! In the Russian version of Wikipedia was a mistake - fixed.

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A lot of date was inaccurate I thought. The cost of Soyuz-2 is higher than Falcon9s, and the baseline of Atlas-5 is 109M
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Here some old data for reference
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A lot of date was inaccurate I thought. The cost of Soyuz-2 is higher than Falcon9s, and the baseline of Atlas-5 is 109M

I don't think that Soyuz-2 is more expensive than Falcon, but pay attention for what year prices. Where did the information about Atlas V?


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A lot of date was inaccurate I thought. The cost of Soyuz-2 is higher than Falcon9s, and the baseline of Atlas-5 is 109M

I don't think that Soyuz-2 is more expensive than Falcon, but pay attention for what year prices. Where did the information about Atlas V?
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A lot of date was inaccurate I thought. The cost of Soyuz-2 is higher than Falcon9s, and the baseline of Atlas-5 is 109M

I don't think that Soyuz-2 is more expensive than Falcon, but pay attention for what year prices. Where did the information about Atlas V?
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Five Soyuz rocket launches and associated services were valued at 397 million euros, according to the commission's contract announcement in January. The launch price was higher than Galileo officials expected, complicating the already-mounting budget trouble.
https://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1007/07galileo/
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A lot of date was inaccurate I thought. The cost of Soyuz-2 is higher than Falcon9s, and the baseline of Atlas-5 is 109M
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Five Soyuz rocket launches and associated services were valued at 397 million euros, according to the commission's contract announcement in January. The launch price was higher than Galileo officials expected, complicating the already-mounting budget trouble.
https://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1007/07galileo/

It's about Souz-ST 80 million. Launch from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana. This is the Europeans are launching, for them is more expensive ...
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A lot of date was inaccurate I thought. The cost of Soyuz-2 is higher than Falcon9s, and the baseline of Atlas-5 is 109M

I don't think that Soyuz-2 is more expensive than Falcon, but pay attention for what year prices. Where did the information about Atlas V?
https://www.rocketbuilder.com/start/configure

Depending on the modification

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A lot of date was inaccurate I thought. The cost of Soyuz-2 is higher than Falcon9s, and the baseline of Atlas-5 is 109M

I don't think that Soyuz-2 is more expensive than Falcon, but pay attention for what year prices. Where did the information about Atlas V?
https://www.rocketbuilder.com/start/configure

Many thanks, after played with RocketBuilder, changed the values for Atlas V

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Added a new launch vehicle - "Minotaur-C" with the cost of launching

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Hi! On November 14, launch of the Delta II and the satellite JPSS 1, so adding Delta II to the table. But unfortunately found the cost of launch only for 2009. If someone has a new information, please write.

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Hi! On November 14, launch of the Delta II and the satellite JPSS 1, so adding Delta II to the table. But unfortunately found the cost of launch only for 2009. If someone has a new information, please write.

There won't be any more Delta II rockets made (this is the next to last one).

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There won't be any more Delta II rockets made (this is the next to last one).

I thought that they were no longer being run ... Let's see



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There's a US government report online from last summer that has two charts with prices for commercially available rockets. The first chart is on page 22, the second chart is on page 30.

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/686613.pdf


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There's a US government report online from last summer that has two charts with prices for commercially available rockets. The first chart is on page 22, the second chart is on page 30.

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/686613.pdf

Many thanks!!! Changed!
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There's a US government report online from last summer that has two charts with prices for commercially available rockets. The first chart is on page 22, the second chart is on page 30.

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/686613.pdf

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There is a typo in the first chart (table 4). It is $2684 per kg, not $2864 per kg for the Falcon 9. According to @LouScheffer.

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It's even better than it looks - there's a typo in the table.   The SpaceX entry should be 2684 $/kg, not 2864.

This is immediately clear when you ask how Proton can be comparable.  They payload is 23,000 vs 22,800, or about 1% more.  But the cost is more than 1% higher.  So at least one of the numbers must be wrong, and it's SpaceX.
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42617.msg1714471#msg1714471

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