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New Glenn Rocket Assembly: Horizontal or Vertical?
Saturn V was assembled vertically. Falcon 9 is assembled horizontally. Curious if New Glenn will follow Saturn V or Falcon 9 in its assembly approach. Falcon's crawler erector would seem a bigger ...
What do the banana values mean in this tweeted plot of heavy lift vehicle capabilities?
@FreddieR's answer to What are the longest current rocket payload fairings, capable of carrying long space station sections? contains the following graphic. It's attributed to Ken Kirtland and I found ...
New Glenn/Shepard gimbal engine actuators: hydraulic or electric?
Falcon 9 uses hydraulic cylinders with RP-1 fuel as the hydraulic fluid to actuate the engine gimbals. They do this for stage 1 and stage 2, both of which use RP-1 for fuel. But New Glenn uses methane ...
What rocket would Blue Origin go to Moon with?
Blue Origin has shown interest in going to the moon, and they're working on a lunar lander to do it. But it's not clear to me how they'll get the lander there. Will they use one of their rockets? If ...
Will New Glenn and Falcon 9 compete or serve different markets?
New Glenn will soon be launching, and I'm wondering: will it compete neck to neck with Falcon 9, and threaten to bite into its market share? Or will it serve an entirely different market? The rocket ...
Why two engines on stage 2 of New Glenn if it's disposable?
From a controls perspective, two engines is nice, as it's the minimum required for roll control. A single engine would give you just pitch and yaw control, so you'd need a separate system just for ...
Why not grid fins on stage 1 of Blue Origin's New Glenn?
New Glenn has four fins, but, unlike Falcon 9's, they are not grid fins. Instead, they seem to be standard airplane fins---each a single surface. So I'm wondering: what are the advantages of standard ...
What are the pods on stage 1 of Blue Origin's New Glenn?
I noticed New Glenn has two pods near the bottom of its first stage. Falcon 9 has four pods in the same area, and those are legs. But New Glenn's pods protrude more and they almost look like fins, at ...