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  •  The reusability of any stacked system is going to (0+ / 0-)

    be limited by impact dynamics.  Even with the lightest impacts, engine cores will suffer a certain amount of damage.  A resuable engine core will still require a good deal of maintenance to restore and repair it to usable conditions. I have a feeling that the reusability of the Falcon is one of the "overpromising" that Space X is known for.

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