ULA launch and discussion thread in Science & Spaceflight Posted 5 hours ago · Edited 5 hours ago by RCgothic This decision looks bonkers. 1) Not New Glenn. Ouch, that's embarrassing. 2) Not Vulcan, which uses BO's engines. Again, ouch. 3) Atlas V *starts* from about 10x Falcon 9's internal cost to SpaceX, so that's a huge cost handicap before they even start. 4) Thought ULA were supposed to be phasing Atlas out? Better put that larger fairing to use and launch a lot of sats at once. The heaviest Atlas can put up about 25% more mass than F9 in reusable mode but at a still higher price that perhaps counters the benefit of using a heavier variant.