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Re: SpaceX customers' views on reuse
« Reply #620 on: 04/13/2019 05:07 am »
Worth noting SpaceX’s plan to reuse fairings for the first time:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1116514068393680896

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Both fairing halves recovered. Will be flown on Starlink mission later this year.

Presumably the plan is demonstrate success on a SpaceX (Starlink) flight so that customers are persuaded it’s safe to do? If they manage to use them on Starlink flight planned for May then good evidence that little refurbishment is required.
Or even better, use customer-paid fairings for Starlink, which will be the majority of launches anyway.
« Last Edit: 04/13/2019 12:23 pm by meekGee »
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