Welp, we have a 3 block-5 recovery and a fairing recovery.
Definitely counts for most recovered and systems to be reused from a rocket launch.
Two fairings and 3 cores, five recovered items. Each side probably costs them like 30 million, center probably 35-40, fairings are 6 mil together iirc.
Basically, they just recovered 100 million dollars worth of hardware this flight, plus or minus 10, maybe 15 mil.
It surely it won’t cost them 90 million to launch when just reusing boosters. If you’re spending 5 mil to recover/refuel each stage, and the interstage costs you like 15 mil, you’re talking more like 30 million for a FH launch. The reported payload on the site is the expendable payload. If expendable is 50% greater (only direct comparison I could find for Falcon 9), then the 63,800 kg payload to LEO becomes 42000 kg, which gives you 324 bucks per pound.
Absurd that we’re already here. It’s 2019. At the beginning of this decade we were launching at 10,000 per pound on the space shuttle. We’re launching things to space at 1/30th the cost.
Starship will completely change everything.