The Fate of Four Landed Falcon9’s – Space Pod 6/1/16

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This week, SpaceMike asks, now that SpaceX has four landed Falcon 9 first stages, what are they going to do with them?

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  1. James on June 2, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    I still think reusability will be much more expensive than single use.
    Although it is a great accomplishment I think that the total cost will
    turn out to be not worth it.

  2. DougSpace on June 2, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    As they start routinely reusing 9 out of 10 engines, they’re going to have to start retasking a lot of their workers since not so many engines will need to be made. This retasking will start accelerating their progress towards other objectives.

  3. Daniel Neukomm on June 10, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I expect SpaceX to gather enough data from these recovered rockets to redesign the next generation of first stage rockets for more complete re-usability. Examining a series of spent rocket stages will enable them to pinpoint where and why damage is occurring, and therefore enable them to re-engineer the assemblies to withstand such forces without damage. That will be necessary for true re-usability.

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