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originally posted by: RadioRobert
Your 20' rod of tungsten weighs 18,000 lbs or so. It'd fit on a Falcon 9. Or better piggyback them with commsats on a HLLV. We've never had launches that "failed to achieve intended orbit", eh? Just another bit of space junk...
I don't think we've spent the money. But I can certainly see the usefulness if we had the budget.
A highly classified U.S. government satellite appears to have been totally lost after being taken into space by a recent launch from Elon Musk's SpaceX, according to a new report.