Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed details of the New Glenn missiles on Monday that the manufacturer intended to establish a “Blue Orient” for the aviation and space industries.
“The original blue colored stage … know New Glenn”
Bezos released images of two models, the New Glenn 2 and the New Glenn 3. More than all other missiles except Saturn V, which NASA used to send astronauts to the moon and other missions for the Apollo program.
“The new phase of Glenn’s second phase will be Blue Origin’s entry into the satellite launch market,” said Jekan Thanjavilotham, president of Spacetrex (Automated and Earth Space Exploration) at Arizona State University. It will be able to place larger satellites in “low Earth orbit” and smaller satellites – 50 to 100 kg – in higher orbits.
He told TechNewsWorld that the three-stage heavy-lift missile would be “capable of placing large satellites in [geostationary orbit] or sending them on interplanetary flights.”
Previously, however, the 3-stage New Glenn “needed to demonstrate hydrogen oxygen cold engines in the upper stage,” he said. “This is not an easy feat.”
New Glenn Specifications
Stage 2 is designed at an altitude of 270 feet while the three-stage missile is 313 feet long.
Support and second stage are the same in both, and support will be reusable.
The first phase will be run through seven Blue Origin BE-4 engines that provide a payout of £ 3.85 million. The BE-4 is a single-column combustion engine powered by LNG and liquid oxygen.
The second stage will be powered by the BE-4 vacuum optimizer engine. New Glenn’s third phase will be powered by a single BE-3 optimized vacuum that burns liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen.
The New Glenn three-stage missile will be able to fly out of low Earth orbit.
Cape Canaveral’s LC-36 is expected to be launched by the end of the decade.
Potential Mining Asteroids
Michael Good, program director for Straightcast / Frost & Sullivan, noted that the New Glenn 2 is “roughly Saturn V-shaped, but will have a lower payload as it uses engines and fuel with less specific inspiration”.
He told TechNewsWorld that his total thrust is “half the size of the Saturn V, so we can assume that it will be able to carry large payloads into Earth’s orbit”. “It will likely be able to lift smaller payloads into interplanetary space.”
Jude said that private enterprises are increasingly showing interest in interplanetary space, especially asteroids. Glenn’s new phase “seems capable of dealing with that market.”
Commercial space race
Private companies involved in the space race, excluding Blue Origin, include Elon Musk’s SpaceX, InterBortal Systems, Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources. The last two plan to mine asteroids for metals.
The main competitor, SpaceX, won a NASA contract to supply to the International Space Station, but has slowed down due to recent events. An explosion earlier this month destroyed another Falcon 9 missile, while simultaneously testing a fire engine, destroying the Amos-6 commercial satellite payload on the launch platform at Cape Canaveral. Earlier this year, the Falcon 9 missile crashed into a sea sand while landing.
Thangaveltham of Spacetrex suggested: “Blue Origin with New Glenn can follow the same market [SpaceX] and also with the satellite launch market.” “With the expected growth, there will be room for more players.” Defense industry is another option.
Frost, Gode said, “The competition will do what the government has not been able to do: reduce the cost of launching the payload.”
“There is definitely a race to achieve space tourism,” Thangaveltham said. We have faced many failures in the past.”
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