New Shepard of Blue Origin is the New Rocket for Space Tourism

Blue Origin is headed toward commercial operation as the rocket firm established by Jeff Bezos closes the end of testing for its big projects. The BE-4 engine of the company, the thunderous staple of the propulsion business of Blue Origin has demonstrated that it works well.  Blue Origin lately test fired the BE-4 engine for […]

New opening – Blue Origin announces their new launch vehicle !

Yesterday Blue Origin along with Jeff Bezos announced that company will start developing new heavy rocket to conduct first test flight before end of this decade from Launch Complex 36 at Cape Canaveral. Everything started from email sent by Jeff Bezos, who explains whole sense of new project. New launch vehicle is impressive in its technical specification, […]

New Shepard successfully landed with only two parachutes !

It is truly a milestone on the way of New Shepard to manned commercial missions. Today capsule landed without any problems on two parachutes instead three.  Fourth test flight of Blue Origin New Shepard VTVL launch vehicle was planned to be performed from launch facility in Van Horn in Texas. Plan of the mission covered […]

Blue Origin third success !

Yesterday Blue Origin performed third successful start, flight and landing of their New Shepard vehicle. Around 15:18 GMT in Blue Origin launch facility near in Van Horn, Texas, New Shepard fired its BE-3 engine and lifted off. Inside its crewed compartment there was only payload with measuring devices and two science experiments created by students […]

New Orbital ATK rocket announced !

It is possible that in following years Orbital ATK will present new medium rocket as a competition for SpaceX and ULA. Orbital ATK is targeting to take some part from NROL missions market. On 14 January 2016 Orbital ATK announced about their plans for new EELV rocket; it should not be surprising after US Air Force […]

Next Success of New Shepard !

As it was mentioned couple hours ago, Blue Origin performed next attempt of launching and landing of New Shepard.  Blue Origin was focused on simple, relatively affordable and reusable launch vehicle for space touristic. Its variant of reusable technology was as simple as possible-its success was not so spectacular like first landing of SpaceX Falcon-9 […]

Orbital ATK and SpaceX awarded with contracts for EELV propulsion

US Air Force decided about awarding Orbital ATK and SpaceX with contracts for new propulsion for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV). New technologies are closing. After decision of continuing developing American made engine for future launch vehicles, new funds were again assigned. After awarding Aerojet Rocketdyne, Northrop Grumman and Orbital ATK (You can read more here and here) just […]

Next launch of Blue Origin New Shepard already on 2015

Blue Origin Company responsible for project of New Shepard launch vehicle announced about next test launch before end of 2015. Blue Origin Company is one of less known in space industry. It was founded in 2000 by Jeff Bezos, creator of Amazon.com. It is interesting convergence with SpaceX which was founded by Elon Musk also […]