This came up while discussing the recent Falcon 9 failure with a friend. She posed the question:
How long does it take SpaceX to construct a new Falcon 9?
For the sake of the question, presume:
- No new engineering designs/equipment to be developed
- No new launch facilities
- Time from request for creation to ready to launch
If possible, please also give clarification on time subtracted for Salvaged/Backstocked parts (ie: recovered stages, engines made en mass previously, etc) and how long those parts would take to construct.