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Five NASA-supported payloads lifted off Wednesday aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket from the company’s launch site in West Texas as part of a suborbital flight demonstration that aims to gather data and test the platforms in space. NASA said Thursday it selected the payloads through the Flight Opportunities program that supports flight testing of […] More
Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos said during the International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles that he supported the government’s call for manned lunar missions and believes establishing a lunar base is necessary for sustained missions to Mars, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. Bezos said he would be willing to work with other countries to build facilities […] More
Jim Centore, group lead for orbital mission operations at Blue Origin, has said the company started to run tests on its BE-4 rocket engine in October 2017 at its facility in West Texas and will continue the testing phase over the next several months, SpaceNews reported Saturday. “We’re getting longer duration burn times. We’re going […] More
Blue Origin has conducted the first flight test of a new spacecraft that took off aboard the New Shepard reusable suborbital vehicle at its launch site in west Texas, Digital Journal reported Wednesday. The unmanned Crew Capsule 2.0 lifted off Tuesday aboard the New Shepard booster and flew for at least 10 minutes at an altitude of […] More
Blue Origin has filed an airspace restriction notice with the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct spaceflight operations this week at its test site near Van Horn, Texas, Spaceflight Now reported Sunday. The notice to airmen could mark the initial test flight of the Blue Origin-built third New Shepard booster as the company eyes a suborbital […] More
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin outfit carried out a test flight that had a crew capsule go through a simulated rocket failure in Texas in support of preparations to launch a suborbital system for space tourists in 2018, USA Today reported Wednesday. James Dean writes the New Shepard vehicle booster survived the unmanned test to complete the fifth flight and will be retired […] More
Blue Origin plans to carry out an unmanned flight test in October to evaluate its New Shepard rocket’s abort system, Space News reported Thursday. Jeff Foust writes the in-flight abort test of the Blue Origin-built suborbital vehicle will occur at the company’s test site in West Texas and aims to demonstrate how the crew capsule would fire its […] More
Blue Origin has received a spot on NASA‘s contract for suborbital reusable launch vehicle flight and payload integration services with a maximum combined value of $45 million. NASA said Friday Blue Origin will work to integrate payloads into its New Shepard suborbital rocket and fly the spacecraft near the boundary of space as part of NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program. […] More
Blue Origin-built New Shepard rocket has completed a take-off and vertical landing operation two months after the company put the rocket through a second unmanned test flight in November 2015. Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos wrote in a blog entry posted Friday that New Shepard took off from a launch site in West Texas and slowly descended to Earth for reuse […] More
Blue Orgin‘s New Shepard rocket technology has completed a launch and landing process during an unmanned flight test Monday at a private range in West Texas, Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos wrote in a blog entry posted after the exercise. He said New Shepard flew at a high altitude through 119 miles per hour crosswinds before the system reignited a BE-3 […] More
United Launch Alliance will announce on Wednesday a collaboration with Blue Origin to develop and offer a rocket engine for U.S. space programs, Reuters reported Monday. Andrea Shalal writes the partnership seeks to replace Russian-made RD-180 engines that are used on ULA’s Atlas V rockets to lift off U.S. military satellites. Frank Kendall, the Defense […] More
BlueHalo has entered into a partnership with London-based maritime technology company Kraken Technology Group to develop uncrewed maritime vehicles. Under the partnership, BlueHalo’s artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities will be incorporated into Kraken’s littoral security platforms to create uncrewed surface vehicles and uncrewed surface/subsurface vehicles, the former announced from its Arlington, Virginia headquarters on Friday. “This […] More
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