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Space is hard: Rocket Lab's 20th Electron launch fails

John Robson Silver badge

Re: What one has to remember is.......

Given that the meaty payload needs a return capsule anyway, you only really need to add enough oompf to escape a RUD.

These things have no return capability, so you'd need to add an enormous amount of gear to provide a "backup" that is very rarely needed. You're far better off putting some insurance in place and just launching a second bird.

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