Category Archives: Blue Origin

Continued BE-4 Testing Leaves Fate of Vulcan Rocket Engine Up in the Air

United Launch Alliance is in the process of considering several engines for its Vulcan rocket. Representatives from ULA have previously stated that the BE-4 engine developed by Blue Origin was their top contender, but they have not made any formal decision. This lack of an announcement has led many to speculate that the Vulcan rocket…
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Last flight of New Shepard in 2017

Picture provided and owned by Blue Origin. Another success of New Shepard suborbital vehicle designed by owned by Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin. Rocket with capsule in 2.0 version was launched from the Van Horn test range owned by Blue Origin close to Van Horn in Texas. Launch was performed yesterday around 18:00 UTC. Rocket climbed…
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Blue Origin plans last launch of New Shepard in 2017

First time in its history Blue Origin New Shepard will be be equipped in real, full-scale windows, in contrast to the previous prototypes. Blue Origin make a A Notice to Airmen for Monday and Tuesday, December 11th and 12th. Requested zone comes along with air space over Company's test range in West Texas near Van Horn. This…
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Blue Origin after first test fire of latest methane fueled engine

Blue Origin announced about first test fire of their latest BE-4 engine on October 18, 2017 at their research facility in West Texas. According to Blue Origin test was performed recently at test range in West Texas. Company did not announce how long test lasted and also gave no details about results of test fire.…
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Abort test of New Shepard already tomorrow !

Blue Origin officially confirmed, that they are planning to conduct abort test of their New Shepard launch vehicle tomorrow, at their test facility placed near Van Horn in Texas. This test flight will be fifth mission of Blue Origin since its first flight with soft landing performed on 23 November 2015 (first flight was performed in fact…
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New opening – Blue Origin announces their new launch vehicle !

Yesterday Blue Origin along with Jeff Bezos announced that company will start developing new heavy rocket to conduct first test flight before end of this decade from Launch Complex 36 at Cape Canaveral. Everything started from email sent by Jeff Bezos, who explains whole sense of new project. New launch vehicle is impressive in its technical specification,…
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Next Blue Origin test flight already on October 2016 !

After last successful test flight performed on June 19, 2016, Blue Origin decided to take a summer holidays from flights of their. But now it is sure, that at least one flight will be conducted before end of the year. It is time to work! According to email sent by Jeff Bezos next test flight…
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New Shepard already on Sunday 19th June, 2016

Blue Origin was forced to reschedule flight of their New Shepard launch vehicle from today to Sunday, 19th June. Launch was unveiled recently as fourth test flight of New Shepard rocket combined with unmanned experimental capsule. Launch was planned for today and its objective was test capsule descent with two instead three drag parachutes and…
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