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Satellite 2017: Jeff Bezos shows off straked New Glenn rocket and announces Eutelsat as first commercial client…then OneWeb joins club

At a presentation at the Satellite 2017 conference in Washington DC in March, Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos showed off the latest rocket design to emerge from his Blue Origin rocket company. While significantly similar to past artist’s impressions of the …

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Market Exec Moves: Blue Origin recruits Clayton Mowry while William Wade leaves Asiasat

New launch vehicle firm, Blue Origin has attracted Clayton Mowry to its ranks from his role as President of the US arm of Arianespace, Arianespace Inc. Mowry who has been in post several years, originally took over from Doug Heydon. …

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Blue Origin completes a successful test of its abort system while surprisingly recovering New Shepard booster

At 1536 GMT, on 5 October 2016, the start-up space company Blue Origin completed the fifth consecutive launch of their New Shepard booster, alongside the first successful in-flight test of their crew abort mechanism. The primary aim of this mission …

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Jeff Bezos shows off Blue Origin’s whopper rocket – and it is called New Glenn by the way

Jeff Bezos, head of Amazon and Blue Origin rocket entrepreneur, has released an image showing how his new LOx/Methane powered New Glenn rocket series stacks up in its two- and three- stage versions. And boy, are they big.

The rocket …

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New Shepard booster launched and landed for the fourth time by Blue Origin

Blue Origin launched its New Shepard booster (the same vehicle) for the fourth consecutive time at 1435 GMT on 19 June 2016,. The suborbital booster achieved a peak altitude of 101 km before successfully landing back on the launch-pad some …

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Blue Origin reuses rocket again to make suborbital spaceflight

Blue Origin is proving the concept of reusability as it made a third flight using the same reusable New Shepard suborbital rocket on 2 April 2016. The flight reached an altitude of 103km (339,178 feet) – 3km further than the

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Blue Origin’s reusable New Shepard suborbital rocket/capsule combo makes a repeat flight

Blue Origin’s New Shepard reusable suborbital rocket, New Shepard, powered by Liquid Oxygen (LOx)/Liquid Hydrogen, and its man-capable capsule made a new flight above 100km. The flight from the Van Horn launch site in West Texas, USA, on 22 January

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Blue Origin breaches space boundary with unmanned flight of suborbital passenger carrier rocket

On 23 November 2015, the Jeff Bezos-led Blue Origin company made a significant advance in its suborbital test programme when its New Shepard space vehicle successfully breached 100km of space by flying to 100.5km (329,839 feet), and returning to Earth …

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Blue Origin overcomes patent setback to reveal its orbital launch vehicle

During September 2015, after a review over their enforceability by the US Patent and Trademark office, the Blue Origin company decided to withdraw 13 of the 15 patent claims it had made against SpaceX over the latter’s subsequent use of …

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Blue Origin’s New Shepard makes suborbital flight to over 300,000 feet

On 29 April 2015, Blue Origin has just made a successful unmanned suborbital test flight of its passenger carrying New Shepard spacecraft and launch vehicle.  The flight achieved an ultimate altitude of 307,000 feet before the capsule was separated to …

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ULA teams with Blue Origin to find replacement engines for Russian-built RD-180 on Atlas V

The launch provider, United Launch Alliance (ULA) which is jointly owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin, and the commercial alunch start up,  Blue Origin LLC , which is owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, have announced a joint project to …

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SpaceX objects to Blue Origin’s downrange landing patent filing

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) which is led by internet entrepreneur, Elon Musk, has objected to a patent filed by launch vehicle start-up, Blue Origin (led by Amazon guru Jeff Bezos) which effectively attempts to legally restrict other firms from using …

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Apollo 11’s Saturn V first stage engines found in Atlantic

In addition to his own Blue Origin rocket pursuits, Amazon guru Jeff Bezos is also interested in space history and artefacts. He is leading a team attempting to find parts of the first stage of the Saturn V rocket which …

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Blue Origin’s secrecy embraces all…

Getting a free flight for 3min of microgravity for your experiment, even on a rocket that is as experimental as your payload, may have many advantages but it certainly is not entirely without strings

Following the revelation on Blue Origin’s

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US military suborbital technology forum details emerge

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credit: NSSO / caption: this concept of operations has been superceded by a new version after a Sept 2008 event

Almost a month after the 24-26 February National Space Security Office’s technology forum for its Rapid delivery of military assets via

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PlanetSpace and Blue Origin progress revealed

NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) programme participant wannabe PlanetSpace has announced its team to bid for the new COTS phase one competition, while Jeff Foust has reported details of an interview the normally secretive Jeff Bezos had with a

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