There is, of course, cheapness to be considered -- the dollar per kilogram bill for putting a payload into low earth orbit.
According to the Israeli press, the Eitan can fly for 20 straight hours and carry a payload of one ton.
The X-37B has a payload bay about the size of a pickup truck bed.
And I have only about twice the fuel supply you carry for a 100-ton payload.
All the wrecks nest there while waiting hopefully for a payload or a grubstake.
Once the initial shock had passed, the body became an object only, a thing, a payload he had to deliver.
Once Merlin and company knew the payload had fallen into the cove, they would be diving for it themselves, under cover of guns.
"We could have postponed recovering the payload and helped you," Scotty said reproachfully.
But those landing rockets and Lieutenant Commander Brown constituted all its payload.
But his hand moved over his pad and he made an impatient go-on gesture with his head, swallowing some of his payload.