This must be especially difficult in a rapidly changing company like tesla, Additionally, they have I think 37,000 staff of which 9,000 are being culled but new postions opening. Lots of change, lots of risk.
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Yes supply is uneven in your scenarion, but that isn't the full picture. Battery storage, like they are doing around the world evens out that supply, the ideal supply chain goes as follows:
Production: Wind, Wave, Solar etc...
Storage: Large Battery Storage, pumped hydro, etc...
Use: Power drain from Energy network to device
This booster can't be recovered, the sat will be going into GEO which requires much more propellant than the usual LEO. It's highly likely due to the launch profile, the 1st stage will be in a steep suborbital trajectory and as a result burn up in the atmosphere.
This satellite is going into geostationary orbit which requires a lot more fuel to execute than your bog standard low earth orbit. This means this booster cannot be recovered as it will not have enough rocket propellant to do a return landing.
However, I'm assuming because it's going into GEO the sub-orbital trajectory of the booster will be quite steep and will burn up in the atmosphere as it returns to earth.
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