PurduesUSAFguy - 12/11/2007 7:09 AM Well given the job postings they had I'm guessing right now they are working on engine development, I guess they came to the same conclusion that Armadilo did and they are getting away from Hydrogen Peroxide.
If true, this would be the first indication that Blue Origin is potentially serious about their plans.
Well given the job postings they had I'm guessing right now they are working on engine development, I guess they came to the same conclusion that Armadilo did and they are getting away from Hydrogen Peroxide.
Qualifications:Required-Demonstrated technical expertise in liquid rocket engine test stand design, operation and maintenance. -Pressurized Gas Systems-Fluid Systems-Working knowledge of a variety of rocket propellants, experience with cryogenic propellants, hydrogen peroxide and kerosene is preferred.-Understand/experience with hazardous operations and design for system safety.-Strong Project Management and team leadership skills-BS degree in engineering and at least 5 years direct experience with propulsion test facilities.-U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or otherwise able to review all export-controlled technical information.
At the same time, there is also an opening for a turbomachinery engineer.Hmm...is that a big carbon-fiber barrel section in the middle of the picture?
and some "weather station" (I think that was their codeword for the McGregor, TX test site they later bought, but I could be wrong).
Quote from: guru on 08/19/2008 02:14 PMand some "weather station" (I think that was their codeword for the McGregor, TX test site they later bought, but I could be wrong).I think you mean Fort Stockton. McGregor is SpaceX's test site.
Blue, home based in Kent, WA. and resides on 25 acres with approximately 250,000 square foot of facilities and a multi-million dollar propulsion test facilities on site. Blue also owns and maintains a 200,000+ acre private launch site in West Texas. Blue has designed and built 2 flight articles with 4 successful flights flown to date and presently integrating our 3rd flight article. We are a privately held, well funded company with a head count in excess of 100 engineers. Blue Origin is committed in the development of vehicles and technologies that, over time, will help enable an enduring human presence in space. Our efforts are focused on reusable propulsion systems, fully autonomous, low cost of operations, life support, abort systems and human factors.
Space.com has a new article on Blue Origin and the New Shepard vehicle.http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/081208-blue-origin-stern.html
Another Blue Origin mystery:http://n5lp.net/Saltflatmystery.htmlBezos has apperently build a new airport on his land. Is he planning to switch to horizontal landing or is this airport unrelated to Blue Origin and is Bezos renting his land to the CIA like the website owner speculates?