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SpaceX gives free ride to replacement for Facebook's fried satellite


I fear that the comment:

"If all goes well, a reused Falcon 9 will hoist AMOS-6's replacement, AMOS-8, in 2020."

may well come back to haunt them...

Of course, I am hopeful that all goes well, but it might take a bit of persuasion with the insurers if a similar problem arises (that causes the loss of another satellite):

"You've LOST another satellite? - and it was on a second-hand rocket ??"

(And yes I'm mindful that re-furbished Falcon's have been cleared to be re-used).

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