“SpaceX threatens to upend the market with Starship’s audacious size and scale. The company says the rocket, designed to haul more cargo into orbit than any previous vehicle, can carry up to 150,000 kilograms (331,000 pounds) to low-Earth orbit, which could equate to hundreds of satellites in a single launch. Rival craft in development are projected to transport only a small fraction of that payload mass at most. And since Starship is meant to be fully reusable, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell has said there could eventually be multiple launches per day.
Add in the wildly low $10 million-per-flight price tag that SpaceX has advertised for the craft, and Starship could slam shut the already narrow window for rivals to match the economics of Musk’s older rocket.”