12-18-18 F9 and FH Cost Estimates
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F9/FH Component Estimates
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Percent of Total CostSub PercentageNumber of ItemsNumber of re-usesComponent CostOne-Time Per - Component Launch CostReusable Per - Component Launch CostF9 Reusable Launch CostF9 Expendable Launch CostFH 3-Core Reusable Launch Cost1-Core Reuse FH Launch CostExpendable FH Launch Cost
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Launch Price
$62,000,000
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Guessed v1.1-era Gross Margin
50%$31,000,000
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First Stage Cost Percentage
60.0%$18,600,000
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Engines50%910$1,033,333$103,333$930,000$9,300,000$2,790,000$11,160,000$27,900,000
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Structure40%110$7,440,000$744,000$744,000$7,440,000$2,232,000$8,928,000$22,320,000
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Thermal protection8%110$1,488,000$148,800$148,800$1,488,000$446,400$1,785,600$4,464,000
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Inspect and Refurbish2%11$372,000$372,000$372,000$372,000$1,116,000$1,116,000$1,116,000
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Second Stage Cost Percentage
20.0%$6,200,000
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Engines75%11$4,650,000$4,650,000$4,650,000$4,650,000$4,650,000$4,650,000$4,650,000
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Structure25%11$1,550,000$1,550,000$1,550,000$1,550,000$1,550,000$1,550,000$1,550,000
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Thermal protection0%01$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
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Inspect and Refurbish0%01$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
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Fairing
10.0%$3,100,000
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Structure95%110$2,945,000$294,500$294,500$2,945,000$294,500$294,500$2,945,000
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Inspect and Refurbish5%11$155,000$155,000$155,000$155,000$155,000$155,000$155,000
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Launch Ops
8.0%11$2,480,000
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Payload Ops40%11$992,000$992,000$992,000$992,000$992,000$992,000$992,000
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Stacking40%11$992,000$992,000$992,000$992,000$992,000$992,000$992,000
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Control20%11$496,000$496,000$496,000$496,000$496,000$496,000$496,000
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Fuel2.0%11$620,000
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RP-175%11$465,000$465,000$465,000$465,000$1,302,000$1,302,000$1,302,000
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LOX25%11$155,000$155,000$155,000$155,000$434,000$434,000$434,000
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Cost Per Launch ($M)
$11.9$31.0$17.4$33.9$69.3
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Launch Price at Guessed Gross Margin ($M):
$23.9$62.0$34.9$67.7$138.6
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Published / Rumored Prices ($M)
$50.0$62.0$90.0$105.0$150.0
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Profit Per Launch at published prices ($M)
$38.1$31.0$72.6$71.1$80.7
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Gross Margin to Match Published Prices:
76.1%50.0%80.6%67.8%53.8%
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Target Gross Margin:
75%
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Prices at Target Gross Margin ($M):
$47.8$124.0$69.8$135.4$277.3
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