Elon Musk: New Rocket Tech Will reduce cost by factor of 100
Since the beginning, SpaceX founder Elon Musk was always a fan of reusable rocket launching capability.So as to make launches cheaper and to get hold of large booming rocket launching market.SpaceX was able to achieve the same with its Falcon 9 rocket which was the first launched during a March 2017 launch. After which they went on to launch a couple of reused booster to get to space after few months.
Rocket reusability is now kind of what SpaceX is famous for.But Musk has said that not only booster reusability but reusability of the rocket as a whole is a key to making SpaceX launches much affordable. So small companies can make use of them.
Long road to reusabity of Falcon 9 primary boost stage…When upper stage & fairing also reusable, costs will drop by a factor >100. pic.twitter.com/WyTAQ3T9EP
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 14, 2017
The tweet was accompanied by the by a blooper reel of sorts showcasing SpaceX’s way to top through the rough path.
Meanwhile, Indian Space research ORganisation(ISRO) is also working on the same kind of reusable system but with a different approach.But what is more exciting is to see who get to top first.