Reply to post: "That's 66 flights to cover the $1B. "

SpaceX beats an engine failure to loft another 60 Starlink satellites

John Smith 19 Gold badge

"That's 66 flights to cover the $1B. "


And since starlink flights are internal to SX there's no profit from them for stage reuse, although they are likely to be later launches, 3rd (or now 4th or 5th) flights, so already got a shed load more cash than ELV launches do.

While SX will want to end F9 and FH flights ASAP I expect they will fly for several years yet.

And you're right, SH/SS would be impossible without the experience (and funding ) generated by F9 and FH, especially the NASA Commercial Crew & Cargo contracts they enabled.

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