ULA: Recovering Engines A Better Option Than Flyback Booster

Credit: SpaceX
For United Launch Alliance (ULA), deciding how much reusability to build into its new line of Vulcan rockets came down to a question of math: Is it better to get 100% of the rocket value back some of the time, or two-thirds of the value all of the time? The answer, says ULA CEO Tory Bruno, depends...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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