Enter the total cost of fuel, overhead cost, and cost of the rocket into the calculator to determine the cost per launch.

## Cost Per Launch Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Cost Per Launch.

CPL = FC + OC + RC

- Where CPL is the cost per launch ($)
- FC is the fuel cost for the launch ($)
- OC is the overhead costs for the launch ($)
- RC is the cost of the rocket ($)

To calculate the cost per launch, sum the fuel cost, overhead cost, and rocket costs together.

## What is a Cost Per Launch?

Definition:

A cost per launch is defined as the total cost of fuel, overhead, and rocket costs to perform one launch.

## How to Calculate Cost Per Launch?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Cost Per Launch.

First, determine the fuel cost. In this example, the fuel costs is $1,000,000.00.

Next, determine the overhead costs. This rocket takes $500,000.00 in overhead per launch.

Next, determine the cost of the rocket. The cost to build this rocket was $10,000,000.00.

Finally, calculate the cost per launch using the formula above:

CPL = FC + OC + RC

CPL = $1,000,000 + $500,000 + $10,000,000

CPL = $11,500,000.00 / launch