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Offline AncientU

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Re: SpaceX customers' views on reuse
« Reply #600 on: 11/16/2018 02:26 PM »
Not sure if this has been noted, but two boosters (1046/7) have completed double GTO flights.  Customers don't seem to be worried about reusing these stages after high energy launches/recoveries.
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Re: SpaceX customers' views on reuse
« Reply #601 on: 11/17/2018 02:19 AM »
Not sure if this has been noted, but two boosters (1046/7) have completed double GTO flights.  Customers don't seem to be worried about reusing these stages after high energy launches/recoveries.

True and of course 1046 has had 2 GTO flights and about to be re-used again. I imagine that as this point - after so many booster reuses - most customers just trust that SpaceX know what they're doing. Should be plenty of data on the comparative condition of boosters after LEO and GTO flights etc.

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Re: SpaceX customers' views on reuse
« Reply #602 on: 11/19/2018 03:20 PM »
NASA Associate Administraor Steve Jurczyk says the reusability of BFR and New Glenn will lead to "retirement" of the SLS.  Of course, it may retire before it ever launches.
https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-sls-replacement-spacex-bfr-blue-origin-new-glenn-2018-11

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Re: SpaceX customers' views on reuse
« Reply #603 on: 11/19/2018 05:58 PM »
I'm shocked that anyone official would admit to this, as it really points out the whole futility of the project.

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Re: SpaceX customers' views on reuse
« Reply #604 on: 11/20/2018 06:59 AM »
I'm shocked that anyone official would admit to this, as it really points out the whole futility of the project.
Not an SLS thread this is, so let's not go there. There is plenty of SLS threads to discuss any concerns related to SLS.

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