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Jeff Bezos fires off a blue dart, singes Elon Musk and SpaceX

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You are right, without competition they would make massive really really fat profits.

So far neither ULA nor Arianespace have managed to make much in the way of profits.

With no competition you can ask for big government subsidies, so prices stay high, so there is no demand, so you need to ask for big government subsidies ....

If you drop the price of getting to orbit by a factor of 10 the increased market means you make more money than a handful of government contracts for your monopoly service - even with competitors.

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