Elon Musk believes that by the end of 2018 Spacex will be able to get to 100% reusable rockets.
@chairheadMD @cheron Fairing is ~$5M, but that should be reusable this year. Am fairly confident we can reuse upper stage too by late next year to get to 100%.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 7, 2017
Falcon 9 launches currently sell for $62 million apiece. Musk has said that the first stage accounts for up to 70 percent of each liftoff, and it costs just $200,000 to $300,000 to refuel a first stage for an additional flight.
The first falcon heavy launch is scheduled for this summer. The Falcon heavy would have up to three times the payload capacity of a Falcon 9.
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