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View Poll Results: How do you think most[*] payloads will be launched in the near future (5-10 years)?
Fully reusable, max >130 t to LEO 1 6.25%
Fully reusable, max 60-130 t to LEO 3 18.75%
Fully reusable, max 10-60 t to LEO 0 0%
Fully reusable, max 1-10 t to LEO 1 6.25%
Partially reusable for an entire stage (any size) 7 43.75%
Partially reusable for the engines only (any size) 2 12.50%
Expendable (any size) 2 12.50%
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Old 09-07-2017, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default Poll: Views on reusable launch vehicles

I'm wondering what is the current state of this forum in regards to how its members regard the idea of reusable launch vehicles. On one end, some people believe fully reusable heavy launchers will supplant all other launch vehicles in service today; on the polar opposite, others doubt the economic viability of reusability and prefer to "wait and see" if it's worth it.

How do you think most[*] payloads will be launched in the near future (5-10 years)?
(* "Most" being defined as the greatest share of the total mass sent by all rockets to low Earth orbit in a year.)

(Note that the fully reusable options refer to the maximum payload, which means that a launcher that can launch 70 metric tons to low Earth orbit is not limited to payloads that are above 60 tonnes.)

This is just a survey of the current opinion climate of this forum.

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Old 09-07-2017, 05:54 PM   #2
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5 years (-2022): Mostly expendable
10 years (2023 - 2027): Partially reusable rockets will start to dominate.
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If Blue Origin can get New Glenn into action in that timeframe, it's going to dominate the upmass market in the US, at the very least.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:47 AM   #4
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Are there any reusable launchers being proposed other than SpaceX's ITS? I know they're also considering landing the F9 second stage but AFAIK that's still a long shot.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:19 AM   #5
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 Are there any reusable launchers being proposed other than SpaceX's ITS? I know they're also considering landing the F9 second stage but AFAIK that's still a long shot.
Blue Origin's New Glenn (eventually; this is implied by "initially expendable upper stages") and probably New Armstrong (although the latter is just a name for now)
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