SpaceX reassures commercial satellite market: Falcon 9 won’t soon be scrapped for BFR

by Peter B. de Selding

TOKYO — SpaceX on Oct. 11 sought to reassure the commercial satellite market that it was not about to retire the Falcon 9 rocket just as the vehicle begins to realize its long-held promise of high-cadence, low-cost launches.

Speaking at the APSCC 2017 conference here, SpaceX Senior Director Tom Ochinero also said the company was nearing the point where its launch prices would be set irrespective of whether a given launch used a previously flown first stage.

Ochinero’s comments came just hours before SpaceX conducted its . . .

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