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Re: Reusability effect on costs
« Reply #780 on: 11/16/2017 08:06 AM »
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[Karim Michel] Sabbagh [SES]: have seen launch costs for a 3.5-ton satellite go from more than $100M to closer to $60M now, and expect to drop to half that. #NewSpaceEurope

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Re: Reusability effect on costs
« Reply #781 on: 11/27/2017 10:55 PM »
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EU governments’ indecision on SpaceX challenge seen as threat to Ariane system’s survival
by Peter B. de Selding | Nov 27, 2017

https://www.spaceintelreport.com/eu-governments-indecision-spacex-challenge-seen-threat-ariane-systems-survival/

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United Launch Alliance thinks SpaceX’s reuse of the Falcon 9 first stage makes no economic sense unless each stage is used at least 10 times. Germany’s DLR disagrees, and says SpaceX’s new launch cadence puts it within reach of making reusability pay. [Attached slide Credit: ULA]

DLR’s analysis suggesting 20 - 25 flights per year are enough for significant savings.

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Re: Reusability effect on costs
« Reply #782 on: 11/27/2017 11:38 PM »
DLR’s analysis suggesting 20 - 25 flights per year are enough for significant savings.

To be clear, the image is ULA's well-discussed Dr. Sowers analysis, not DLR's.
« Last Edit: 11/27/2017 11:39 PM by RedLineTrain »

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