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High mass launches further reduce costs

The BFR not only has the potential to be cheaper than Falcon 9 to launch, but it can put 150 tons to LEO in reusable mode, and 150 tons to apparently anywhere when refueled in orbit. This allows you to send telescopes and such with much more mass, meaning they can use cheaper components. It also allows you to propulsively land on Mars and other locations, which could help you do the same with rovers since they would no longer need to land using a "rocket crane" or giant bouncing airbag.

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