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Rockets versus space planes

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I may be playing at being the devil\'s advocate here, but I honestly prefer non-reusable launch vehicles for the simple fact that they can be mass-produced. Even better if they are modular. For example, I give you the Interorbital Systems Neptune 35 and the incredibly kerbal (and Lunar-orbit capable) Neptune 1000. Yes, those are the same fuel tanks and rockets.

Pretty Pictures:

Neptune 35


Neptune 1000


The Neptune 1000 is MOAR BOOSTARS taken up to eleven.
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I see your argument about being modular.

It does help that many modern launch systems are quite modular, but in the long run I really can\'t see them getting any more efficient, but at least for the next decade or so, they are still the viable launch option.

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