This is SpaceX's first opportunity to prove that its rockets can really be reused as the Falcon 9 rocket set for blastoff was recovered from a mission about a year ago. Parts of the Space Shuttle boosters were refurbishable, but no company has pulled off the "rapid reusability" that SpaceX is targeting to lower launch costs, said Larson, the former Obama adviser.
SpaceX is aiming for more airline-like operations, a point the company hopes to make on Thursday (March 30) when it launches its first previously flown booster on a mission to deliver a hefty communications satellite into orbit for SES of Luxembourg.
SpaceX has a backlog of more than 70 missions, worth more than $10 billion. Reusability will make possible the necessary financial realities outlined by Elon Musk past year when he described SpaceX's plan to get to Mars, and will help the company continue to undercut competitors for commercial launches while still making money in the process.
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The rocket originally flew in April 2016 before landing successfully on an unmanned drone ship bobbing in the Atlantic Ocean.
SpaceX's Elon Musk talks up how a single vehicle may one day be reused 10 to 20 times.
SpaceX wouldn't need to rebuild an entire rocket from scratch, reducing cost and ensuring a quick launch turnaround - if it is successful.
A Falcon 9 first stage rocket - the type that will be relaunched for the first time this week.
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The launch window opens at 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) Thursday and extends for two-and-a-half hours.
SpaceX first planned to reuse a rocket past year. "When I got there, the airline wouldn't throw away that airplane and put me on a new one to bring me back a few days later", he says. But the company's internal financial projections, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, anticipate reusing rockets will have only a marginal positive impact on SpaceX's profitability through the end of the decade. "Reusability has been the Holy Grail in access to space for a long, long time", said the expert to Business Insider. The satellite operator was SpaceX's first customer for a Falcon 9 ride to geostationary transfer orbit some 22,200 miles (35,730 kilometers) above Earth.
"It certainly would be a step back for them, but I don't know if it necessarily means that they would be finished with that goal", Ostrove said. "I think the whole industry is looking".
SpaceX, founded by CEO Musk in 2002, builds the Falcon 9 as well as the rocket's Merlin engines in-house, taking a Silicon Valley approach to constant improvements and a tight collaboration between design and manufacturing. Most flight displays launch without any valuable payloads so that in the event of failure, the company doesn't lose more money.
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