Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Delta IV Heavy is cheaper than Ares 1. Wow. Who knew.

Well, that’s just great.

Study Finds Human-rated Delta IV Cheaper

"A NASA-funded study found that a human-rated Delta IV heavy rocket could be a cheaper route to the International Space Station than NASA's Ares I crew launch vehicle. But the human-rated United Launch Alliance rocket would be less expensive only if the Ares V heavy-lift moon rocket development is deferred, the Aerospace Corp. study reports. And the Delta IV alternative could add two years or more to the "gap" in U.S. human access to orbit if it starts this year, according to the unreleased study obtained by Aviation Week." …

Delta IV Heavy is Cheaper Than Ares 1. Wow. Who Knew.

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