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SpaceX resupply missions for the ISS - CRS

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by Grendal, Feb 24, 2016.

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    This is good for NASA and the USA. This shows how using a commercial provider vs. government entity will save money and get better services. Fingers crossed for all future success.
     
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    NASA to pay more for less cargo delivery to the space station

    SpaceX is increasing the price per kilo by 50%, Orbital ATK is dropping theirs by 15% and there is a third company, Sierra Nevada Corp., planned to haul cargo.
    It looks like this is based on non-flight proven boosters with Dragon 2 capsule, so actual costs could be lower.
     
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    .. and are they still the least expensive launcher ?
     
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    On a per mission basis, SpaceX was about 60% of the competitor (based off a Slashdot summary). So 50% higher and 15% lower would put them around parity. Not sure on a dollar per kilogram basis. Again, I think that is non-reuse pricing.
     
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    Orbital don't have down going payload cap. also this is for the Dragon 2. But still, some of old space peps. have said whole time, that SpX prices on ISS mission are too low so...
     
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