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Jeff Bezos gets his bearings on rocket engine

What’s the difference between ball bearings and hydrostatic bearings? You should have more of an inkling after checking out Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ latest update on the development of Blue Origin’s BE-4 rocket engine. The engine is undergoing testing for … Continue reading

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SpaceX Dragon makes picture-perfect splash

SpaceX’s robotic Dragon capsule brought tons of cargo back down to Earth from the International Space Station today, in a trip that ended with a Pacific Ocean splashdown. The trip began early today when astronauts used the station’s robotic arm … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches satellite, forgoes landing

For the second time in a week, weather worries caused a delay in SpaceX’s launch of the EchoStar 23 communications satellite – but this time, liftoff took place less than a half-hour later than planned. Tonight’s Falcon 9 rocket launch sent … Continue reading

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High winds force delay in SpaceX launch

High winds have forced SpaceX to postpone its launch of the EchoStar 23 communications satellite, a mission requiring so much oomph that the company won’t even try landing the first-stage booster afterward. The Falcon 9 rocket was due to lift … Continue reading

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OneWeb satellites added to Blue Origin’s list

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A day after announcing the first launch customer for Blue Origin’s yet-to-be-built New Glenn rocket, Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos introduced the second customer: OneWeb, a venture that aims to create a satellite network for global broadband access. Over the … Continue reading

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Blue Origin’s first launch customer: Eutelsat

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos revealed satellite operator Eutelsat as the first paying customer for his Blue Origin space venture’s New Glenn orbital rocket, and showed off a new animation depicting the rocket taking off, delivering a satellite to orbit and landing … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos shows off shiny new rocket engine

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos is providing a sneak peek at his Blue Origin space venture’s BE-4 rocket engine, which could someday help power missions to the moon. Today’s preview tweets comes a day before Bezos is expected to update his … Continue reading

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