Three Reasons Why The SpaceX Starship Is a Bad Investment

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In 2013 Elon Musk proposed the Starship as a fully reusable heavy-lift rocket capable of revolutionizing transportation. The Starship is promised to be capable of delivering large satellites to orbit, transporting people globally, and eventually trekking to Mars. But the Starship is expected to be a very expensive rocket to engineer with Musk placing the cost between $2 billion and $10 billion. With this high cost, it is critical that SpaceX achieves a good return on investment (ROI). The development price of the Falcon 9 rocket was a billion dollars. We could assume that each flight with a new booster costs $62 million…...

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Dave Rauschenfels I began my career in manufacturing as a tech analyzing the origin of production problems. Then after ten years I realized that I was only investigating part of the problem. Today I am a freelance research analyst and ghostwriter for consulting companies. My work has also been published in Curious Droid and DisrupterDaily.