Price - Vehicle Payload @ Inclination [$/Kg] Notes$1.0M - SpaceX RS 200kg - SSO [$5,000/kg] (Rideshare to SSO: $1M minimum, up to $4.2M for 830kg)$2.5M - Astra Rocket 3 150kg @ Polar [$16,700/kg] Cancelled after 2/5 record. To be replaced by rocket 4. $7.5M - Electron 300kg @ 45° [$25,000/kg]$12M - Launcher One 500kg @ any? [$24,000/kg]$15M - Firefly Alpha 1.2t @ 29° [$12,800/kg] (1x success to date)$17M - PSLV-CA 2.1t @ 49.5° [$8,100/kg]$27M - PSLV-XL 3.8t @ 49.5° [$7,100/kg]$35M - Soyuz 2.1a 7.0t @ 51.6° [$5,000/kg] No longer available for Western payloads.$55M - Falcon 9R 15.7t @ 28.5° [$3,500/kg] (10% used discount)$65M - Proton M 21.6t @ 51.6° [$3,000/kg] No longer available for Western payloads. $90M - Falcon 9H 40t @ 28.5° [$2,250/kg] (full recovery: fairing volume limited in practice for LEO) $40M - Vega-C 3.2t @ 6° [$12,500/kg] (1x successfully flights to date). $80M - HII-A 10t @ 30° [$8,000/kg] (Final flight 12/2021. To be replaced by H3) $100M - GSLV-MKIII 10t @ 45° [$10,000/kg] $115M - Atlas V 411 12.1t @ 28.5° [$9,500/kg] (To be replaced by Vulcan VC0: $82M for 10.6 tons: $7,750/kg) $153M - Atlas V 551 18.8t @ 28.5° [$8,150/kg] (To be replaced by Vulcan VC6: $122M(?) for 27.2 tons) $175M - Ariane 5 ECA 21t @ 5° [$8,300/kg] (To be replaced by Ariane 64: $131M for 21.6 tons: $6,000/kg)

Price - Vehicle Payload [$/Kg] Notes$1.0M - SpaceX RS 200kg [$5,000/kg] (Rideshare to SSO: $1M minimum, up to $4.2M for 830kg)$2.5M - Astra Rocket 3 50kg [$50,000/kg] Cancelled after 2/5 record. To be replaced by rocket 4.$7.5M - Electron 200kg [$37,500/kg]$12M - Launcher One 300kg [$40,000/kg]$15M - Firefly Alpha 745kg [$20,100/kg] (1x success to date)$17M - PSLV-CA 1100kg [$15,450/kg]$27M - PSLV-XL 1750kg [$15,450/kg]$49M - Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat 4.9t [$10,000/kg] No longer available for Western payloads. $55M - Falcon 9R 11.5t? [$4,800/kg] (10% used discount)$75M - Falcon 9E 16.9t? [$4,450/kg] (10% used discount: estimated $20M expended penalty) $4.6M - SSLV 300kg [15,350/kg] (Still in development. First attempt expected 2022) $12M - Terran 1 900kg [$13,350/kg] (Still in development. First attempt expected 2022) $12M - ABL RS1 1000kg [$12,000/kg] (Still in development. First attempt expected 2022) $40M - Vega-C 2.3t [$17,400/kg] (1x successes to date) $80M - HII-A 5.1t [$15,700/kg] (Final flight 12/2021. To be replaced by H3) $100M - GSLV MkIII 5t [$20,000/kg] $115M - Atlas V 411 8.4t [$13,700/kg] (To be replaced by Vulcan VC0: $82M for ?? tons) $153M - Atlas V 551 13.5 [$11,350/kg] (To be replaced by Vulcan VC6: $122M for ?? tons)

$27M - PSLV-XL 1.4t [$19.3K/kg]$55M - Falcon 9R 5.5t [$10.0K/kg] (10% used discount)$75M - Falcon 9E 8.3t [$9.0K/kg] (10% used, plus estimated $20M expended penalty)$110M - Falcon 9H-CE 21t [$5.2K/kg] (estimated price/performance for only side booster recovery)$150M - Falcon 9R-FE 26.7t [$5.6K/kg] (Maximum performance, fully expended) $49M - Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat 2.4t [$20.4K/kg] (At Baikonur. 3.0tª) No longer available for Western payloads. $80M - HII-A 3.8t [$21.5/kg] (final flight 12/2021. To be replaced by H3) $100M - GSLV MkIII 4.0t [$25.0K/kg] $109M - Proton-M/Briz-M 6.9t [$15.8K/kg] No longer available for Western payloads. $115M - Atlas V 411 5.9t [$19.5K/kg] (To be replaced by Vulcan VC2: $97M (?) for 7.6t $12.8K/kg?) $153M - Atlas V 551 8.9t [$17.2K/kg] (To be replaced by Vulcan VC6: $122M(?) for 13.6t $9K/kg?) $175M - Ariane 5 ECA 10.2t* [$17.2K/kg] (To be replaced by Ariane 64: $131M for 12.9t $10.2K/kg)

I’m trying to make a list of operational price/performance points.[ . . . ]Are there any launch vehicles that have I have missed which have flown at three times in the past 5 years, including at least one commercial or foreign payload? Are any of the launch prices I've found outdated, in-name-only, or otherwise functionally incorrect?

Rocket Payload Price $/kgAstra Rocket 3 100kg $2.5M $25,000Electron 200kg $7.5M $37,500LauncherOne 300kg $12M $40,000Firefly Alpha 630kg $15M $23,810Terran 1 900kg $12M $13,333ABL RS1 970kg $12M $12,371

Rocket Payload Price $/kgVega 1,435kg $40M $27,875Vega-C 2,390kg $40M $16,736Epsilon 600 kg $25M $41,667

$62M is the list price for recoverable Falcon 9 mission. ~$50M was the initial price point for flight proven vehicles (not sure if that's still the case?). Those two prices are for the same performance level. 22 tons is expendable, which is much more expensive ($90M?).

For the smallsat launchers, are you considering payload to 500km SSO, or the minimum to any sort of orbit? Because the latter isn't actually as standard as you like: based on their respective payload users' guides, LauncherOne can theoretically get up to 600kg for example, but that's a circular orbit just under 200km with an inclination of 12 degrees, while Electron's max payload is 310kg but to a 180x300km orbit at 39 degrees.For consistency, I'd go with a 500km SSO, which has the following values:Rocket Payload Price $/kgAstra Rocket 3 100kg $2.5M $25,000Electron 200kg $7.5M $37,500LauncherOne 300kg $12M $40,000Firefly Alpha 630kg $15M $23,810Terran 1 900kg $12M $13,333ABL RS1 970kg $12M $12,371Of course, that includes three rockets which have yet to reach orbit, so whether you want to include them or not is a separate matter.

Quote from: gongora on 01/14/2022 10:18 pm$62M is the list price for recoverable Falcon 9 mission. ~$50M was the initial price point for flight proven vehicles (not sure if that's still the case?). Those two prices are for the same performance level. 22 tons is expendable, which is much more expensive ($90M?).First time I’ve heard that. You sure about this?I was pretty sure $62M was the expendable F9 price - and has been for almost a decade, so taking inflation into account it has actually gotten cheaper over the years in real terms.~$50M was the reusable F9 price as far as I was aware.With $90M being the reusable FH price, and $150M the expendable FH price.But I stand to be corrected if you have information to the contrary. I can understand that SpaceX may want to disincentivize expendable flights, though, so would not be entirely surprised if they had decided to push up the price for that reason.

GTO -1800 m/s$27M - PSLV-XL 1.4t [$19.3K/kg]$47M - GSLV-MKII 2.5t [$18.8K/kg]$50M - Falcon 9R 5.5t [$9.1K/kg] (used discount)$70M - Falcon 9E 8.3t [$8.4K/kg] (used, plus estimated $20M expended penalty)$110M - Falcon 9H-CE 21t [$5.2K/kg] (estimated price/performance for only side booster recovery)$150M - Falcon 9R-FE 26.7t [$5.6K/kg] (Maximum performance, fully expended) $49M - Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat 2.4t [$20.4K/kg] (At Baikonur. 3.0tª at $80M from Kourou French Guiana) $80M - HII-A 3.8t [$21.5/kg] (to be replaced by H3 series starting at $50M for ?? tons) $115M - Atlas V 411 5.9t [$19.5K/kg] (To be replaced by Vulcan VC2: $97M (?) for 7.6t $12.8K/kg?) $153M - Atlas V 551 8.9t [$17.2K/kg] (To be replaced by Vulcan VC6: $122M(?) for 13.6t $9K/kg?) $175M - Ariane 5 ECA 10.2t* [$17.2K/kg] (To be replaced by Ariane 64: $131M for 12.9t $10.2K/kg)

Price - Vehicle Payload [$/Kg] Notes$1.0M - SpaceX RS 200kg [$5,000/kg] (Rideshare to SSO: $1M minimum, up to $4.2M for 830kg)$2.5M - Astra Rocket 3 50kg [$50,000/kg] (Only 1x success to date. More launches expected 2022.)$7.5M - Electron 200kg [$37,500/kg]$12M - Launcher One 300kg [$40,000/kg]$15M - Firefly Alpha 630kg [$23,800/kg] (Currently 0/1. More launches epxected 2022)$17M - PSLV-CA 1100kg [$15,450/kg]$27M - PSLV-XL 1750kg [$15,450/kg]$49M - Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat 4.9t [$10,000/kg]$50M - Falcon 9R 11.5t? [$4,350/kg] (used discount)$70M - Falcon 9E 16.9t? [$4,150/kg] (used discount: estimated $20M expended penalty) $4.6M - SSLV 300kg [15,350/kg] (Still in development. First attempt expected 2022) $12M - Terran 1 900kg [$13,350/kg] (Still in development. First attempt expected 2022) $12M - ABL RS1 1000kg [$12,000/kg] (Still in development. First attempt expected 2022) $40M - Vega 1435kg [$27,900/kg] (to be replaced by Vega-C: $40m? for 2.4 tons) $80M - HII-A 5.1t [$15,700/kg] (to be replaced by H3 series starting at $50M for ?? tons) $115M - Atlas V 411 8.4t [$13,700/kg] (To be replaced by Vulcan VC0: $82M for ?? tons) $153M - Atlas V 551 13.5 [$11,350/kg] (To be replaced by Vulcan VC6: $122M for ?? tons)

CAS-SPACE says the cost (not price) of ZK-1A launch is around $10k per kilogram

This public procurement notice gives better clue of how much the Long March launch costs.The rideshare launch of ~20-kg Qimingxing-1 by Long March 8 in February costed Wuhan University ￥2.615 million, or $0.4M (~$20K/kg). That is ~1/3 of the price of Falcon 9 launch: $1.2M.

In a release of answering "press questions", the spokesperson of CASC says the launch price of Long March is significantly thatless than that of Atlas-5 or Delta-4, LEO launch price by CZ-2C/2D/5B is comparable to reusable Falcon 9, & high orbit launch price by CZ-3B/7A lower than Falcon9

A recent paper reiterates Long March rockets are less expensive than any other rockets in the international market, with only one exception: LEO launch by SpaceX's Falcon 9. Ranking👇(price low to high)LEO:1. CZ-2C/D, Falcon-9, CZ-5B/7/82. Atlas V, Soyuz 2, Delta-IV HeavyGTO:1. CZ-3B/52. Proton-M, Falcon-9/Heavy, Ariane 53. Atlas V, Soyuz 2, Delta-IV HeavyThe paper, in conclusion section, acknowledges China still has a lot of work to do to realize reusability and calls on the administration to invest more, technically and financially.The paper didn't give any specific numbers for the price of Long March, but we have the following range:LEO:Long March 2C/2D/5B/7/8 < $7.2k/kgGTO:Long March 3B/5 < $10k/kgI know many have doubts on the low price of Long March, maybe they are comparing cost of Long March to price of others? For example, according to the above number, ~￥1 billion (~$150 million) per CZ5B and ~$50 million per CZ3B launch are exactly what I've heard of their costs

Ever seen the price tag of a Chinese spacecraft? A recent paper published on SCIENTIA SINICA has the answer:$127 million for Shenzhou crewed spacecraft$52 million for Tianzhou cargo spacecrafthttps://sciengine.com/SST/doi/10.1360/SST-2021-0057Anyone has the numbers for spacecrafts to ISS?(c)CAST

GALACTIC ENERGY's CEO LIU Baiqi says in an interview that the price of one CERES-1 launch is ￥35 millions.CERES-1's next mission is "White is the new black" and will happen soon, probably this month on June 21

Some Chinese launch price information from @CNSpaceflight on twitter (this is the account to follow if you want up to date Chinese spaceflight info):

Note that the paper is using F9's web price of $67M which we know it's on the high end for actual commercial F9 prices.