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Mission Extension Vehicle-1 launches to save space from zombie satellites

Robert Helpmann?? Silver badge

Re: "a rescue makes more economic sense"

So the question then is : which is less expensive to lose, a MEV or a new satellite[?]

That is a question, yes, but not the only one. I would like to see a breakdown of costs and returns on a new satellite versus keeping an older one in orbit. Sooner or later, the law of diminishing returns will come into play, but I have no idea when that would be.

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