ClearlyCylindrical OP t1_iy450k1 wrote

With my code it works out to around 15 tonnes. It's not great as it just averages the values for all variants, but thankfully it turns out to be pretty close to the true value of around 16-17 tonnes for a droneship landed booster.

I plan on improving this in future in order to take into account the different variants instead of just averaging them.


ClearlyCylindrical OP t1_iy06o5y wrote

They will not be included. The dataset lists the flights which reach orbit, and then determines the payload of the vehicle from the name of the vehicle given in the dataset.

The vehicle dataset does contain the capabilities for sub-orbital launch vehicles, and there is a dataset for the suborbital vehicle launches on the site which I linked in my comment, and so you could try to process that too if you were so inclined.


ClearlyCylindrical OP t1_ixzxw55 wrote

The code I used to generate this graph can be found here.

I used the datasets found on planet4589 to generate this graph. There are a few issues with this the data, in that the launch list does not specify the variant of the given vehicle. Because of this the payload capacity for a given vehicle is taken to be the average of all variants.

This graph is plotting the payload capacity to LEO, not the payload sent to LEO. Essentially, it is plotting the total payload sent to orbit assuming all launches were at their payload limit, and were only sending payloads to LEO.