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Phantom Space: A new rocket startup says it can launch at half the cost of SpaceX


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  1. Launch for half the cost, sure, no problem.

    What’s that? You want to land safely afterward?

    Well…. that’ll cost you the other half.

  2. You know you’re doing something right when you’re the metric other companies tailor their advertising around

  3. right right, then another company will claim it can do it with a quarter of the price. lol

    Lots of claims, no rockets.

  4. Startup + CGI + insane promise. Yes checks all the boxes.

    Just trying to raise money folks, nothing more, nothing less.

  5. Acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations, contractions, and other phrases which expand to something larger, that I’ve seen in this thread:

    |Fewer Letters|More Letters|
    |——-|———|—|
    |[BE-4](/r/Space/comments/xkp4hz/stub/ipgybay “Last usage”)|Blue Engine 4 methalox rocket engine, developed by Blue Origin (2018), 2400kN|
    |[BO](/r/Space/comments/xkp4hz/stub/ipgybay “Last usage”)|Blue Origin (*Bezos Rocketry*)|
    |[ICBM](/r/Space/comments/xkp4hz/stub/ipfd5w4 “Last usage”)|Intercontinental Ballistic Missile|
    |[LEO](/r/Space/comments/xkp4hz/stub/ipghg6a “Last usage”)|Low Earth Orbit (180-2000km)|
    | |Law Enforcement Officer (most often mentioned during transport operations)|
    |[SLS](/r/Space/comments/xkp4hz/stub/ipfu2kd “Last usage”)|Space Launch System heavy-lift|
    |[ULA](/r/Space/comments/xkp4hz/stub/iph166g “Last usage”)|United Launch Alliance (Lockheed/Boeing joint venture)|

    |Jargon|Definition|
    |——-|———|—|
    |[Raptor](/r/Space/comments/xkp4hz/stub/ipgybay “Last usage”)|[Methane-fueled rocket engine](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raptor_(rocket_engine_family)) under development by SpaceX|
    |[Starlink](/r/Space/comments/xkp4hz/stub/iph166g “Last usage”)|SpaceX’s world-wide satellite broadband constellation|
    |methalox|Portmanteau: methane fuel, liquid oxygen oxidizer|

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  6. A “new” “startup” can launch at half the cost of a company that has spent billions in realized R&D.

    What seed money you minting in this economy, braw? Your crypto still Apetastic? Didn’t Vector go bankrupt?

  7. Launch at half the cost of the rocket that SpaceX is working toward replacing with a rocket that can launch at a sixth the cost. Yeah nice job

  8. They named it “Phantom” rocket company and then people paid for the stock with no
    product just a business plan. I have to say that is just nuts!

  9. SpaceX could probably charge a whole lot less – but they don’t need to (they need to fund their next rocket).

    All they need to do is charge a bit less than the competition.

  10. I can do it for 1/4 the cost. Just need investors to give me 1 billion dollars first. Then I totally promise I’ll do it. I pinky swear.

  11. Are we sure discount shopping rides to space is where we want to cut costs? I feel like this is one of those things where you get what you pay for…

  12. I am all for space shit but what if we spent these billions on something that would directly help ppl instead of launching rockets for the hell of it.