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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #120 on: 11/03/2017 07:00 AM »
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In completely different news, the @blueorigin Cape building is having the overhead cranes installed tonight. #thaplaceishuge

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #121 on: 11/08/2017 01:57 AM »
That door is so tall, that the stack of the first mercury launch could probably be integrated vertically and fit through the door.
For a variable Isp spacecraft running at constant power and constant acceleration, the mass ratio is linear in delta-v.   Δv = ve0(MR-1). Or equivalently: Δv = vef PMF. Also, this is energy-optimal for a fixed delta-v and mass ratio.

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #122 on: 11/16/2017 06:54 PM »
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I spy with my @blueorigin eye ... The letters are up over the entrance.

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #123 on: 11/25/2017 05:14 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.

Agreed.  As someone who's not really the biggest BO fan, this specific issue is a non-issue.  The customer knows everything that was states up-thread.  If the customer is fine with it, that's all that matters.

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #124 on: 12/04/2017 08:11 AM »
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Drove by the @blueorigin New Glenn factory at Cape Canaveral today. It seems to be nearly complete. There's also a good view of the facility as you walk up to visit the Space Shuttle Atlantis.

https://twitter.com/nova_road/status/937516451342241792

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #125 on: 12/13/2017 01:00 PM »
I took a drive out to the plant last night. It looks amazing all lit up.

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #126 on: 12/13/2017 08:13 PM »
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Blue Origin begins moving into massive New Glenn rocket factory at KSC

Emre Kelly | FLORIDA TODAY

Blue Origin has begun the process of moving into its massive rocket factory at Kennedy Space Center's Exploration Park, according to a NASA official's comments during a conference at Port Canaveral this week.

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2017/12/13/blue-origin-officially-moves-into-new-glenn-rocket-factory-ksc-florida/948899001/

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #127 on: 12/13/2017 09:03 PM »
I took a drive out to the plant last night. It looks amazing all lit up.

A good spot by Chris:

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Hold on....only took me several hours, but are they launch viewing chairs in the top left? 😲

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