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Blue Origin after first test fire of latest methane fueled engine

Blue Origin announced about first test fire of their latest BE-4 engine on October 18, 2017 at their research facility in West Texas. According to Blue Origin test was performed recently at test range in West Texas. Company did not announce how long test lasted and also gave no details about results of test fire. Still not confirmed sources claim Continue Reading The post Blue Origin after first test fire of latest methane fueled engine appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

One of the BE-4 modules destroyed during test fire at Blue Origin facility in Texas

Module containing high efficient turbo pumps installed in BE-4 engine was subject of failure during last test fire of this engine performed at Van Horn test facility belonging to Blue Origin – manufacturer and designer of BE-4. Blue Origin offers BE-4 as main engine for United Launch Alliance future Vulcan rocket and also is planning o use it as main Continue Reading The post One of the BE-4 modules destroyed during test fire at Blue Origin facility in Texas appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Aerojet Rocketdyne still in game for Vulcan engine contract

According to Tory Bruno, CEO of United Launch Alliance, Aerojet Rocketdyne with their AR1 engine still has a chance to win battle for contract with its main competitor – Blue origin offering their BE-4 engine. It is truth that more often we can hear voices, that BE-4 is rather potential winner, as process of the development of this engine is more advanced Continue Reading The post Aerojet Rocketdyne still in game for Vulcan engine contract appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]