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Rumour has it Orbital may buy flights from SpaceX

Posted by: SANEAlex - Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:23 pm
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Post Rumour has it Orbital may buy flights from SpaceX   Posted on: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:23 pm
I laughed when I saw this as by my calcs from the numbers given NASA is paying almost $100,000 per kilogram for stuff to be delivered to ISS and on Space X website you are looking at $4500 to $5000 per kilogram to LEO for commercial launches so if Orbital needs to make two more launches it could make 1900% plus profit margin if they buy from SpaceX web page. At $200 Million plus a throw that sure is profitable pork rearing going on.

http://nextbigfuture.com/2014/11/orbita ... ex-to.html

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Post Re: Rumour has it Orbital may buy flights from SpaceX   Posted on: Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:14 am
Doubtful. SpaceX and OS are direct peer competitors in the launch biz. They will buy Atlas or Deltas.


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Post Re: Rumour has it Orbital may buy flights from SpaceX   Posted on: Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:10 am
The rumour has just been reiterated on space flight insider

http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/missi ... -falcon-9/

Though there is also controversy in the comments whether it is likely to be true or not some interesting numbers being bandied about also in the comments.

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Post Re: Rumour has it Orbital may buy flights from SpaceX   Posted on: Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:49 am
Still just speculation. It would be an act of desperation for them throw a ton of their money to SpaceX.


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Post Re: Rumour has it Orbital may buy flights from SpaceX   Posted on: Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:44 am
Debunked

Atlas V will be the vehicle

http://www.ulalaunch.com/ula-signs-cont ... ences.aspx


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Post Re: Rumour has it Orbital may buy flights from SpaceX   Posted on: Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:42 pm
IrquiM wrote:


It is interesting that the old school are sticking together I wonder if we will ever hear what it will actually cost them and how that price would compare with an open market SpaceX flight.

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