Jeff Bezos on Monday unveiled a heavy-lift reusable rocket expected to compete against Elon Musk’s SpaceX and other companies for commercial satellite launches before the end of the decade.
Blue Origin has revealed designed for rockets larger than Spacex and which will also have reusable stages
New Glenn will have 17 million Newtons of thrust from seven engines, about half the lifting power of the Saturn V.
NASA’s Space Launch System will have 37 million Newtons of thrust, and SpaceX’s Flacon Heavy will have 22 million.
Bezos says he plans to launch the New Glenn rocket by the end of the decade, and hinted at an even bigger rocket to come, called New Armstrong.
SOURCES – Blue Origin, Reuters, New Scientist
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