Recent space launch pricing

For the accompanying blog, see “When less is more,” September 27, 2021.

A graphical view of space launcher price, as price divided by its payload capability (the max. capability, even if not fully utilized by the customer). It favors the most recent data available as the most practical indicator of the price to another customer in the immediate future. Systems in development are included when showing tests, flights, or real hardware. Credit: Edgar Zapata, zapatatalksnasa.com
A graphical view of space launcher price vs. the payload capability of the launcher (the max. capability, even if not fully utilized by the customer). It favors the most recent data available as the most practical indicator of the price to another customer in the immediate future. Systems in development are included when showing tests, flights, or real hardware. Credit: Edgar Zapata, zapatatalksnasa.com