Jeff Bezos names big next rocket New Glenn

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Jeff Bezos names big next rocket New Glenn

#1  Postby DougC » Sep 12, 2016 11:17 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37342181

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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has revealed further details of the big, reusable rocket he has been developing inside his Blue Origin space company.

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Blue Origin produced this graphic to compare its future vehicle against other, well-known rocket systems

The New Glenn, as it will be called, is designed to launch satellites and people from Cape Canaveral in Florida, the entrepreneur says.
The vehicle will come in two configurations, with the biggest standing more than 95m (313ft) tall.
Mr Bezos aims for a first launch before the end of the decade.
Blue Origin has shown impressive progress recently on its much smaller, sub orbital-rocket and capsule system known as New Shepard.
This has flown five times over the Texas desert, with the booster returning to Earth safely on the last four occasions.
But Mr Bezos has always spoken of his desire to build a much more capable vehicle - and the New Glenn is it.

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