Hans Koenigsmen , Vice President for Quality of Assembly and Reliability, SpaceX, said that customers should not expect to receive large discounts when sending their cargoes on previously launched Falcon 9 reusable missiles.
According to Koenigsmenna, the “beau” missile is even better than the new one: if it has withstood the first flight and return to the surface of the Earth, it is collected qualitatively. “I do not think that any existing wear makes it worse, ” said SpaceX spokesman.
The Falcon 9 was originally designed as a reusable rocket. In the future, this should reduce the cost of launches, because companies do not have to build a new copy each time.
Last night, SpaceX first conducted a test flight of the super-heavy Falcon Heavy. As accelerators used previously used Falcon 9. After the start of Falcon Heavy they synchronously landed on the site.