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Congress shifting to reusable rockets?

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by Cosmacelf, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf Well-Known Member

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    Alabama Senator Dick Shelby is not happy. ;)

    There are still battles ahead for SpaceX getting the military contracts it deserves but things are looking up.
     
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    “Senator, reusable rockets will kill jobs and impact the economy of Alabama. Reusing stuff is Euro and Asian lifestyle and is not the American way”
     
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    e-FTW New electron smell

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    “Earlier this year, it flew the Falcon Heavy rocket. The significance of this larger rocket, powered in part by reused Falcon 9 cores, is that it can hit all nine of the Department of Defense's reference orbits for missions. This effectively means that there are now no military missions that a "reusable rocket" cannot reach.”
    I did not know that, important detail. Helps make a solid business case for FH.
    FH's second flight will have some military satellites.
     
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