$15,000, $8,000, $5,000 per kilogram to LEO: A coming buyers’ market for smallsat owners

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The per-kilogram cost of launching small satellites is dropping — now $5,000 from SpaceX, $8,000 from Relativity Space, $12,000 from GK Launch Services and coming down at Europe’s Vega and the PSLV from ISRO of India.

How far they can go before an already difficult business becomes untenable for its most-exposed players, the dedicated-launch small rockets? We’ll find out.

For now, those whose prices started out way higher than the current . . .

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