I am a space enthusiast, and i wanted to know a rough estimation of the cost of making a capsule boiler plate. I searched in google, but I couldn't find a satisfactory answer. Can anyone help me out?

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    $\begingroup$ I didn't know that capsules have boilers, and even less so that capsule boilers had plates! It might be a good idea to explain exactly what a capsule boiler plate is for readers like me. Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Apr 25, 2020 at 15:56
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    $\begingroup$ There are so many different versions and types of dummy capsules with so many different sets of features, the price can be anywhere between the pure prices of raw materials and the price of a fully equipped space vehicle. $\endgroup$
    – asdfex
    Apr 25, 2020 at 16:25
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    $\begingroup$ @uhoh not a capsule but shuttle had boilers: science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/technology/images/… $\endgroup$ Apr 25, 2020 at 17:41
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    $\begingroup$ Does wood count? (some of the Buran boilerplates) $\endgroup$
    – DrSheldon
    Apr 25, 2020 at 21:29
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    $\begingroup$ other boilerplate sightings: this answer and also How much did the Apollo boilerplate rockets cost? $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Apr 26, 2020 at 11:42


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