New Glenn

New Glenn

Blue Origin’s heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle New Glenn is named after John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016), the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962.

Its design began in 2012. The vehicle itself, and the high-level specifications were initially publicly unveiled in September 2016. New Glenn is described as a two-stage rocket with a diameter of 7 meters (23 ft). Its first stage will be powered by seven BE-4 engines that are also being designed and manufactured by Blue Origin.

Like the New Shepard, the New Glenn’s first stage is designed to be reusable. Blue Origin aims to launch New Glenn in 2021.

When launched, it will be one of the tallest rockets ever launched.

New Glenn

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