NASA awards Jeff Bezos blue origin and 301-foot New Glenn rocket contract for future space missions from 2025
- NASA has named the New Origin Rocket from Blue Origin a potential mission provider
- The company owned by Jeff Bezos will have the opportunity to take contracts
- This includes sending satellites into orbit or launching supplies to the ISS
- The contract starts in June 2025 and lasts until the end of 2027
- However, New Glenn has not yet been released – it is set for space in 2021
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is still a year away from its first flight into space, but NASA is confident it will be successful and has named the company’s New Glenn rocket as a potential supplier for scientific missions.
Blue Origin has been awarded a NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract that allows its 310-foot-tall reusable rocket to launch a range of satellites into orbit and conduct supply flights to the ISS.
The announcement allows the US space agency to place orders with Blue Origin from June 2025 until the end of 2027.
NLS II contractors must be able to successfully launch and deliver a payload into orbit using an in-house launch service capable of placing at least a payload of 250 kg in a circular orbit of 200 miles (200 miles). ), inclined by 28.5 degrees.
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Blue Origin has received a NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract that allows its 310-foot-tall reusable rocket to launch a range of satellites into orbit and conduct supply flights to the ISS
Jarrett Jones, senior vice president, New Glenn, Blue Origin, said in a statement: “We are proud to be in NASA’s catalog of launch services and look forward to providing reliable launches for future NASA missions aboard New Glenn for years. Next “.
“The award is based on Blue Origin’s existing partnership with NASA and will advance science and exploration for the benefit of the Earth.”
Bezos founded Blue Origin in 2000 and set up a launch facility 15 years later in West Texas for its New Shepard and New Glenn missiles, which are to be launched next year.
New Shepard, which has completed several return flights, leads the Blue Origin space travel service, and New Glenn will take satellites into orbit.
The announcement allows the US space agency to place orders with Blue Origin from June 2025 until the end of 2027. Jeff Bezos (pictured)
However, New Glenn has not yet left space – it is ready for its first launch sometime next year.
Blue Origin also says it will use the massive reusable rocket to provide access to the moon and is part of the company’s larger mission, which aims to send one million people to live in space one day.
Blue’s launch vehicles face stiff competition from other aerospace companies, including SpaceX from Elon Musk and Virgin Galactic from Richard Branson.
However, SpaceX leads the package with 100 launches of the Falcon 9 missile and two manned missions to the International Space Station.
The Musk-owned company also reached a new milestone last week with the launch of its Starship rocket.
New Shepard, which has completed several return flights, leads the Blue Origin space travel service and New Glenn will take satellites into orbit
The Serial Number 8 (SN8) prototype took off from the Boca Chica, Texas test facility at 5:45 p.m. ET Dec. 10, igniting its Raptor engines and soaring into the sky to reach its goal of reaching a height of 7.8 smiles (41,000 feet)).
When Starship finally touched, it ignited in flames – and once the fire and smoke erupted, all that was left was a pile of debris covered by what was left of the ship’s nose cone.
However, Musk considered the launch a success – saying that the prototype, even if it was destroyed, collected a series of data that will bring SpaceX one step closer to sending humans to Mars aboard the rocket.