Insights into NASA Launch Vehicle Costs from 1959 to 2022

These statistics are for launch vehicles used for NASA planetary exploration missions between 1959 and 2022. Specific planetary exploration missions are listed in the source data, which is provided at the end this article.

Note that the launch vehicle costs are for a dedicated launch. Each launch vehicle has a different payload capacity. For details on dollars per kilogram comparison of launch vehicles see this article Industry Disruptor: SpaceX Falcon 9 LEO Launch Pricing 2010 to 2022.

Source data is provided below.

Source: The Planetary Society