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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #80 on: 07/20/2017 05:47 PM »
Picture courtesy of u/robilldt on r/BlueOrigin.

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #81 on: 07/21/2017 04:38 AM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/BWxp6MjgTrP/
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jeffbezos Manufacturing facility for the heavy-lift New Glenn launch vehicle is coming along nicely. #BlueOrigin #ReusableRockets #LaunchLandRepeat #GradatimFerociter

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #82 on: 07/31/2017 05:53 PM »

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #83 on: 08/10/2017 03:41 AM »
Brendan Byrne‏ @SpaceBrendan

. @SenBillNelson says @blueorigin rocket manufacturing facility on target for Dec 20 opening.

5:18 PM - 9 Aug 2017

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #84 on: 08/10/2017 04:06 AM »

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #85 on: 09/02/2017 05:12 PM »
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I spy with my @blueorigin eye ...

https://twitter.com/wordsmithfl/status/904015653929136129

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #86 on: 09/12/2017 09:06 AM »
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Peter B. de Selding‏ @pbdes 6m6 minutes ago

Clay Mowry of @blueorigin on hurricane prep at Cape Canaveral rocket plant, nearing completion: 'We put a lot of sandbags around it.' All OK

https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/907528988838518785

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #87 on: 09/12/2017 04:24 PM »
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Stephen C. Smith‏ @WordsmithFL 8m8 minutes ago

The @blueorigin construction site didn't have any obvious significant damage.

https://twitter.com/WordsmithFL/status/907638508973694976

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #88 on: 09/18/2017 06:04 PM »
Some more nice shots:

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For the curious: @BlueOrigin's KSC factory after #HurricaneIrma. Looks OK. Can see inside the massive hangar if coming from the north.

https://twitter.com/emrekelly/status/909832900681584640

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #89 on: 09/20/2017 12:48 PM »
The Blue Origin construction site at Exploration Park is seen during an aerial survey of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on September 12, 2017. The survey was performed to identify structures and facilities that may have sustained damage from Hurricane Irma as the storm passed Kennedy on September 10, 2017. NASA closed the center ahead of the storm’s onset and only a small team of specialists known as the Rideout Team was on the center as the storm approached and passed. Photo credit: NASA/Bill White

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #90 on: 09/20/2017 02:45 PM »
great news.  I was concerned since structures under construction would seem to be more vulnerable.

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #91 on: 10/15/2017 08:11 PM »
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The name is Origin.  Blue Origin.

The name is now on the @blueorigin factory at @NASAKennedy.

https://twitter.com/wordsmithfl/status/919654963097239553

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #92 on: 10/16/2017 11:58 AM »
https://www.spaceintelreport.com/blue-origin-looking-satellite-customer-1st-new-glenn-flight-nice-pricing/
Article says that Blue have started to build NG structures in Florida, so the factory is at least partially operational now.

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #93 on: 10/16/2017 01:11 PM »
https://www.spaceintelreport.com/blue-origin-looking-satellite-customer-1st-new-glenn-flight-nice-pricing/
Article says that Blue have started to build NG structures in Florida, so the factory is at least partially operational now.
The article says they want to carry a customer's payload on the first flight of NG. That's really crazy
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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #94 on: 10/16/2017 03:25 PM »
Why? Atlas V and Delta IV did. Presumably that customer is going to get a healthy discount.

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #95 on: 10/17/2017 06:57 AM »
Why? Atlas V and Delta IV did. Presumably that customer is going to get a healthy discount.

The customers for the first flight of Ariane V, Delta III, Delta IVH, PSLV, Falcon I, Conestoga, N-1, Europa, Athena 1, Antares 130, SPARK, SS-520-4, Electron, FB-1, CZ-2A, CZ-3, CZ-2E/PKM, CZ-1D, CZ-3B, KT-1, KZ-1T, etc. were not so lucky. Blue Origin should accept some hubris and accept the fact that their first launch will have a high probability of failure and thus should not fly a customers payload.
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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #96 on: 10/17/2017 09:02 AM »
Why? Atlas V and Delta IV did. Presumably that customer is going to get a healthy discount.

The customers for the first flight of Ariane V, Delta III, Delta IVH, PSLV, Falcon I, Conestoga, N-1, Europa, Athena 1, Antares 130, SPARK, SS-520-4, Electron, FB-1, CZ-2A, CZ-3, CZ-2E/PKM, CZ-1D, CZ-3B, KT-1, KZ-1T, etc. were not so lucky. Blue Origin should accept some hubris and accept the fact that their first launch will have a high probability of failure and thus should not fly a customers payload.
Agreed. And you can add first flights of Ariane 5 ECA, GSLV, Naro-1 and Proton-K/Briz-M to that list.

Blue Origin should be particularly wary of flying a customer payload on their first mission given that it will also be the first time they try to achieve orbit. The recent Electron failure should give them something to think about, not to mention what happened to the first three launches of Falcon 1.

IMO putting a customer payload on the very first mission of New Glenn is an incredible risk. Downright foolish.
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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #97 on: 10/17/2017 09:24 AM »
Why? Atlas V and Delta IV did. Presumably that customer is going to get a healthy discount.

The customers for the first flight of Ariane V, Delta III, Delta IVH, PSLV, Falcon I, Conestoga, N-1, Europa, Athena 1, Antares 130, SPARK, SS-520-4, Electron, FB-1, CZ-2A, CZ-3, CZ-2E/PKM, CZ-1D, CZ-3B, KT-1, KZ-1T, etc. were not so lucky. Blue Origin should accept some hubris and accept the fact that their first launch will have a high probability of failure and thus should not fly a customers payload.
Surely that's down to the customer? They know it's a first launch. If they want to accept that risk, it's their choice.

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #98 on: 10/17/2017 09:55 AM »
It is possible Blue Origin will put New Glenn through a few suborbital launches with a simulated upperstage/payload before the first orbital launch, just to work out the bugs with recovery and reduce risk. I would be surprised in fact if this was not the plan. They haven't shown any evidence of being recklesssly hasty yet.
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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #99 on: 10/17/2017 10:22 AM »
They haven't shown any evidence of being recklesssly hasty yet.
Understatement of the day.
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