ULA delays Vulcan test-firing to troubleshoot engine ignition system
NASA awards Blue Origin $3.4 billion Artemis moon lander contract
First Vulcan rocket rolls back to hangar for ‘adjustments’ prior to test-firing
Blue Origin blames September New Shepard abort on engine nozzle failure
Structural failure of the nozzle at the base of a rocket engine powering an unpiloted New Shepard spacecraft toward the edge of space last September triggered a dramatic-but-safe in-flight abort, builder Blue Origin announced Friday, saying the company has identified fixes and plans to resume sub-orbital flights “soon.”
Bezos’s Blue Origin auctions seat on first New Shepard spaceflight with passengers
Blue Origin practices crew operations on suborbital test flight
Blue Origin, the space company founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, took another step toward launching people to the edge of space Wednesday with a test flight of its New Shepard booster and crew capsule over West Texas. “It’s time,” Bezos wrote on Instagram after the flight, suggesting Blue Origin plans to move forward with suborbital launches carrying human passengers above the atmosphere.
Blue Origin to rehearse for human passengers on suborbital flight
Launch companies, range teams reassessing Cape Canaveral weather rules
Launch companies and U.S. Space Force range officials at Cape Canaveral are reassessing long-standing weather rules, looking at beefing up rocket defenses against lightning, and considering strategies to prepare for two different launch windows on a given day to guard against weather delays, something SpaceX may demonstrate with a Falcon 9 launch early Thursday.