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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 successfully landed with only two parachutes !

It is truly a milestone on the way of New Shepard to manned commercial missions. Today capsule landed without any problems on two parachutes instead three.  Fourth test flight of Blue Origin New Shepard VTVL launch vehicle was planned to be performed from launch facility in Van Horn in Texas. Plan of the mission covered…
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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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New Shepard with new mission already in June !

It seems that 4th test flight of launch vehicle by Blue Origin, New Shepard, is getting close. According to some sources fourth mission of reusable rocket designed and manufactured by Company owned by Jeff Bezos is possible already in this month. Previous three test flights (all successful) were proving that SpaceX is not only company…
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Made in Ukraine – proposition for replacement of RD-180 from SSAU

Is it possible that Ukrainian space industry, which recently passed through rough time and was strongly affected with economic crisis, will beat Russian competitor on American market? Millions of USD granted for research and development to American companies surely will finally resolve lack of American rocket engine with comparable parameters to RD-180. But what is…
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New Shepard will be launched today !

We were not forced to wait for a long time for next mission of Blue Origin spacecraft. New Shepard will be launched today! Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Blue Origin announced about planned flight on his Twitter profile yesterday: "Working to fly again tomorrow. Same vehicle. Third time" It will be second attempt on…
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Jeff Bezos announced first commercial flights of New Shepard for 2018

Blue Origin started to lose its mysterious aura and for the first time invited journalists for press conference and tour in their headquarters and development facility in Kent, Washington. New facts about future plans of Blue Origin were unveiled by Jeff Bezos himself. Blue Origin is again in the forehead of the something what could…
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New Orbital ATK rocket announced !

It is possible that in following years Orbital ATK will present new medium rocket as a competition for SpaceX and ULA. Orbital ATK is targeting to take some part from NROL missions market. On 14 January 2016 Orbital ATK announced about their plans for new EELV rocket; it should not be surprising after US Air Force…
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Next Success of New Shepard !

As it was mentioned couple hours ago, Blue Origin performed next attempt of launching and landing of New Shepard.  Blue Origin was focused on simple, relatively affordable and reusable launch vehicle for space touristic. Its variant of reusable technology was as simple as possible-its success was not so spectacular like first landing of SpaceX Falcon-9…
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