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New Glenn

New Glenn (2 stage)"
[Blue Origin]

The New Glenn is a planned partial reusable heavy lift launch system under development by Blue Origin.

Stage 1 with a diameter of 7 m will be powered by seven methane / LOX fueled BE-4 engines. The first stage is reusable by landing on a barge off the coast. The second stage, also 7 m diameter, uses a single methane / LOX fueled vacuum opitimzed BE-4 engine. The upper stage for the three-stage version uses a single liquid hydrogen / liquid oxygen fueled BE-3U engine.

The two-stage version will stand 82.3 m tall, while the three-stage version is 94.4 m tall. The two-stage version will be able to put 45 tons into a low earth orbit and 13 tons into a geostationary transfer orbit.

Blue Origin intends to launch the rocket from Launch Complexes 36 and 11 at Cape Canaveral. Blue Origin indicated that the first orbital launch is expected in 2020 from Cape Canaveral.

Launch Vehicle Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
New Glenn (2 stage) Stg 1 / 7 × BE-4 Stg 2 / 1 × BE-4
New Glenn (3 stage) Stg 1 / 7 × BE-4 Stg 2 / 1 × BE-4 Stg 3 / 1 × BE-3
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
New Glenn (2 stage) 45000 13000
New Glenn (3 stage)
Nr:  TNr: Vehicle:        Serial:   Fair: LS:         Date:         Payload

none


Planned:

 1    1   New Glenn (2 stage)             CC          xx.xx.2020    ?
xx   xx   New Glenn (2 stage)             CC          xx.xx.2021    Eutelsat TBD
xx   xx   New Glenn (2 stage)             CC          xx.xx.202x    OneWeb (unk. number)
xx   xx   New Glenn (2 stage)             CC          xx.xx.202x    OneWeb (unk. number)
xx   xx   New Glenn (2 stage)             CC          xx.xx.202x    OneWeb (unk. number)
xx   xx   New Glenn (2 stage)             CC          xx.xx.202x    OneWeb (unk. number)
xx   xx   New Glenn (2 stage)             CC          xx.xx.202x    OneWeb (unk. number)


Launch sites:

CC  = Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Eastern Test Range, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA