Elon Musk spent $1 billion developing SpaceX's reusable rockets — here's how fast he might recoup it all

When #SpaceX launches, lands, and reuses its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rocket boosters, the savings add up quickly. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made


Musk said in March that a booster makes up about 70% of #SpaceX's launch costs.
The savings would be even more substantial for #SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, which will use three reusable booster cores.
It decreases #SpaceX's launch frequency to every two-and-a-half weeks, and increases the first-stage customer savings to 50%.
Our third, more conservative scenario lowers #SpaceX's launch frequency to every three weeks and generously passes on two thirds of first-stage cost savings to customers.
Sources: Business Insider (1, 2)We also don't account for the emergence of competitors that could match #SpaceX's huge launch discounts.

Opinion… * Man-Made


The goal of Elon Musk (#SpaceX): reduce the cost of space flight a factor 100, 1.000, even 10.000. #AeroSpace #Trend

Source: Business Insider