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Jeff Bezos shares 114-second rocket engine video

New test video of Blue’s 550K lbf thrust, ox-rich staged combustion, LNG-fueled BE-4 engine. The test is a mixture ratio sweep at 65% power level and 114 seconds in duration. Methane (or LNG) has proved to be an outstanding fuel … Continue reading

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Blue Origin strikes deal to launch Japan satellites

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, says it has signed up Japan’s Sky Perfect JSAT for a satellite launch to geostationary orbit in the 2020s. Today’s announcement of the deal was timed to coincide with the Satellite 2018 … Continue reading

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Blue Origin ramps up Florida rocket facility

Blue Origin hasn’t put up the “Grand Opening” sign yet, but there’s clearly business going on at the Florida rocket facilities built by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ space venture. The latest sign came today, when Blue Origin tweeted out a picture of … Continue reading

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Blue Origin announces Mu satellite launch deal

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, announced yet another agreement to launch a telecommunications satellite with its next-generation New Glenn rocket in the 2020s. The latest customer is Mu Space Corp., a Thai startup that unveiled … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos says BE-4 rocket test went awry

In a rare update, the Blue Origin space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos reported that it lost a set of powerpack test hardware for its BE-4 rocket engine over the weekend, but added that such a setback is … Continue reading

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Get a peek at Blue Origin’s lunar lander

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Blue Origin, the space venture backed by Amazon billionaire CEO Jeff Bezos, is providing a first look at the design for the Blue Moon lander it wants to use for deliveries to the lunar surface in 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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