Reply to post: Re: ULA

SpaceX wows world with a ho-hum launch of a reused rocket, landing it on a tiny boring barge

Flocke Kroes Silver badge

Re: ULA

ULA's plan is to recover only the engines, so the other bit to go wrong is the explosives to separate the engines from the fuel tank. ULA are a bunch of rocket scientists so they have the technical skills for mid-air retrieval. They would need an astronomical budget. As they have a proven record of getting billions from the US government, I would not scribble 'impossible' on their plan. I would go with 'ambitious with a clear smell of desperate', 'expensive' and 'will get delayed at least five years'.

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