DIRECT launch rate

Mike Klesius discusses the [DIRECT Launcher][1] effort and examines claims that the [Jupiter 232][2] vehicle could achieve a launch rate as high as 35 per year for $7B, or $200M per flight: [A Graphic Reminder of Cost – The Daily Planet/Air & Space Mag][3].

By the way, he links to an interesting 2005 post by Roger Pielke Jr., who calculates the average cost of a Shuttle flight, taking into account the cumulative inflation corrected cost for the life of the program since 1971, to be in the $1B-$1.3B range: [Space Shuttle Costs – Prometheus – Feb.10.05][4].

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