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In the states you then have to pay to recevie the darned thing as well so that adds considerable costs as well. However these are companies trying to make a profit compared to NASA that are trying to do things cheaply so that their grant money gets them further (although arguably could be done cheaper still as they have unlimited funding and don't try and make as cheap as it could be).
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It runs extremely fast
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