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A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
In many cases, your mass issue compounds, a heavier craft means it needs bigger thrusters, more fuel......
Questions that should be asked
Posted Feb 27, 2013 10:03 UTC (Wed) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
It's only true if you send stuff to the Mars or Jupiter. To send 1kg to LEO you need about $4'000-$5'000 and to send 1kg to GEO you need $25'000-$30'000.
That's if you use cheap "obsolete" Atlas, Dnepr, Proton, or similar modern replacements. Futuristic Space Shuttle was, indeed, 5-10 times more expensive, but that's not a problem anymore.
At these prices easily achievable savings make sense, but if you need one fully engineer to work a year to save measly 1kg once then obviously it makes no sense at all.
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