Reply to post: Re: Betting against Elon Musk?

First SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket lobs comms sat into orbit

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: Betting against Elon Musk?

"satellite repair [actually do what the Space Shuttle never could, bring it back for repair, re-launch later]"

The primary reason the shuttle only ever did that once wasn't the cost. It was the fact that doing so made the Soviets _extremely_ jumpy that something like that would happen to one of their birds.

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