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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 ...
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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 ...
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Blue Origin New Glenn/Shepard Stage Separation: Linear Charges or Pneumatic Pushers?

Falcon 9 uses pneumatic pushers for stage 1 separation presumably because it helps with reusability---even though linear charges are far more extensively space-proven. So I'm wondering, since New ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...