Sep 30 2015

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And speaking of US rocket engines…

Blue Origin Successfully Completes More Than 100 Staged-Combustion Tests in Development of BE-4 Engine.

The BE-4 is a liquid oxygen, liquefied natural gas (LNG) rocket engine that delivers 550,000-lbf of thrust at sea level. In addition to its use on Blue Origin’s orbital launch vehicle, the BE-4 will be used on United Launch Alliance’s next generation Vulcan launch system for national security, civil, human and commercial missions.

I know I’ve had my doubts about Blue Origin in the past, but it looks like they’re making real progress and could enter the market sooner rather than later. 2 years out? Just a guess.

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