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Here is the sad state of affairs regarding launch costs

A former member
Post #: 23
Anyone interested in a discussion about this?

http://www.smad.com/a...­

From the paper "Unfortunately, as illustrated in Fig. 1, launch costs have remained essentially unchanged and dramatically high for over thirty years. Isakowitz [1998] and Apgar, et al. [1999] provide a summary of current launch costs for various worldwide launch vehicles. The reasons for the high costs are discussed at length by London [1994, 1996]. At least ten organizations worldwide have active programs to significantly
reduce launch costs. However, there are dramatic differences in their approach. Perhaps the only
characteristic that they share is that none have to date been able to significantly reduce the launch costs
shown in Fig. 1."
Martin G.
user 14127345
New York, NY
Post #: 1
Oh cool, I've been looking for an analysis like this. Thanks.
A former member
Post #: 24
Yeah, t here are so many analyses like this, it is sad. And with two full years of presidential campaigning, I don't recall a single candidate bringing this issue up on the campaign trail (other than Newt Gingrich). What's up with that? Why do the American people/press not care about this?
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