Roscosmos: Rocket reusability’s the future, but we can compete with SpaceX now

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The head of Russia’s space agency on July 4 said Russia will remain commercially competitive in launch services by cutting prices of a newly designed rocket by 20% — the same reduction he expects to see from SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9.

In statements published on the Roscosmos website from an interview with Business FM, Roscosmos Director-General Igor Komarov said Russia’s Soyuz 5 rocket will be competitive without being reusable for a few years:

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