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News Archive / Tagged: New Glenn

  • NASA picks 7 companies to advance commercial space capabilities

    Derek RichardsonJune 16th, 2023

    NASA has partnered with seven companies to help advance commercial orbital capabilities to meet the agency’s needs while building up a commercial low Earth orbit economy.

  • Transporter Erector for Blue Origin New Glenn goes vertical

    Theresa CrossAugust 19th, 2022

    Blue Origin’s transporter erector, which will be used for the company’s massive New Glenn rocket, was raised to the vertical position on Launch Complex 36.

  • Amazon signs contracts for 83 rocket launches

    Theresa CrossApril 12th, 2022

    Last week, Amazon announced one of the most significant rocket deals within the commercial space market in order to build its Kuiper internet constellation.

  • NASA adds New Glenn to Launch Services Program

    Nicholas D'AlessandroJanuary 14th, 2021

    Last month, the U.S. space agency awarded a NASA Launch Services contract to Blue Origin and its New Glenn rocket.

  • NASA selects three companies to develop lunar landers

    Cullen DesforgesMay 1st, 2020

                                NASA announced on April 30, 2020 that it had selected three companies to develop lunar landers for its Artemis program.

  • Blue Origin upgrading NASA test stand

    Patrick AttwellMay 13th, 2019

    Blue Origin and NASA announced an agreement that would allow the company to test two of its new rocket engines in Alabama.

  • Blue Origin inks deal to launch satellite internet constellation

    Jason RhianFebruary 2nd, 2019

    Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket has been selected by Telesat to send a fleet of satellites into orbit to help improve web services around the globe.

  • Air Force contracts with Blue Origin for use of New Glenn reusable rocket

    Laurel KornfeldOctober 14th, 2018

    Commercial space company Blue Origin has landed a contract to carry out a critical aspect of Department of Defense missions.

  • Barn to barn: Blue Origin capsule reaches space on 8th New Shepard test

    Bart LeahyApril 29th, 2018

    After several delays, Blue Origin launched its eighth successful New Shepard suborbital rocket with 'passenger payloads' aboard. This flight was the second for this particular booster and capsule.

  • Jeff Bezos tweets latest BE-4 engine test footage

    Derek RichardsonMarch 14th, 2018

    Blue Origin has successfully tested its BE-4 engine at its longest duration yet revealed by the secretive spaceflight company. In a video tweeted out by the company’s founder,’s Jeff Bezos, it was announced that the engine, which is capable of 550,000 pounds (2,400 kilonewtons) of thrust, was tested at 65 percent of full-power for about 114 seconds.

  • Blue Origin conducts first hot-fire test of BE-4 engine

    Bart LeahyOctober 21st, 2017

    Blue Origin is moving forward with its rocket development program, hot-firing a 550,000-pound-force (2,446.5-kilonewton) thrust liquid natural gas / liquid oxygen BE-4 engine at its facility in Texas this week.

  • Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine test hardware suffers failure

    Derek RichardsonMay 16th, 2017

    In a tweet on Sunday, May 14, 2017, NewSpace company Blue Origin announced it had lost a set of powerpack test hardware for its BE-4 engine in development. No details were released as to what happened or why.

  • Blue Origin looking to make a ‘Blue Moon’

    Bart LeahyApril 12th, 2017

    In the last year, Blue Origin pushed its New Shepard suborbital vehicle in more complex tests, unveiled a reusable orbital rocket, and broke ground on a new factory in Florida. Now the company is looking one step further, revealing a design for a lunar lander at the 33rd Space Symposium.

  • OneWeb becomes second customer for Blue Origin’s New Glenn booster

    Jose FloresMarch 8th, 2017

    On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Blue Origin owner Jeff Bezos announced on Twitter that OneWeb, an organization committed to making the Internet available and affordable to everyone by 2027, has reached an initial agreement for five launches on Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket.

  • Blue Origin to launch Eutelsat satellite on New Glenn rocket

    Jim SharkeyMarch 8th, 2017

    French-based satellite provider Eutelsat Communications announced on March 7, 2017, at the Satellite 2017 Convention in Washington, D.C., that it had signed a contract with Blue Origin for a launch on the New Glenn rocket, which is expected to begin flights in 2020.