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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.

https://twitter.com/wordsmithfl/status/931245548807606273

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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? 😲

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/941062401725751296

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #128 on: 12/14/2017 04:53 PM »
Yep.

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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But the factory's proximity to the pad and advances in automation mean teams won't necessarily need a launch control facility on Air Force property – officials expect to use one of the factory's upper-level spaces as a launch control center.

Looks like these launch viewing chairs are there for a reason.
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 #129 on: 12/14/2017 05:15 PM »
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Update on Blue Origin-related barge at Port Canaveral: Fire broke out while subcontractor was cutting weld used to secure new propellant tank. CCAFS crews responded. No injuries or damages. Occurred before Blue Origin took delivery of tank.
https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/941361992027295744

Anyone have any idea what barge is being discussed here? interesting....  :o

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #130 on: 12/14/2017 07:29 PM »
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The moment you know you’ve officially moved into the rocket factory. #NewGlenn

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #131 on: 12/20/2017 08:35 PM »

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #132 on: 02/20/2018 11:37 PM »
Nice view of the lobby from Spaceflight Now:

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/966109157568008192

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Vice President Mike Pence visited Blue Origin’s new rocket factory near the Kennedy Space Center. Blue Origin’s flown New Shepard booster is on display in the lobby.

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #133 on: 02/21/2018 12:29 AM »
It’s beautiful!


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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #134 on: 02/21/2018 03:32 PM »
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Honored @VP and @SecondLady toured our #NewGlenn rocket factory and new home for the historic #NewShepard booster.

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #135 on: 02/22/2018 06:03 AM »
Some nice photos of the interior of the factory from NASA Kennedy's Flickr.

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #136 on: 02/22/2018 04:54 PM »
Some nice photos of the interior of the factory from NASA Kennedy's Flickr.

100 ton crane, impressive.
Cable trays are filling up also positive.
A little surprised the interior of the building is as empty as it is.  Had hoped tooling, work benches, etc. would have stared to dress out the building by now. I understand they are two years from flight but would have expected some activity to have stared.

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #137 on: 02/22/2018 05:49 PM »
Some nice photos of the interior of the factory from NASA Kennedy's Flickr.

100 ton crane, impressive.
Cable trays are filling up also positive.
A little surprised the interior of the building is as empty as it is.  Had hoped tooling, work benches, etc. would have stared to dress out the building by now. I understand they are two years from flight but would have expected some activity to have stared.

I think 2020 is wildly optimistic for a company that has not yet made it past Mach 4. We'll see...

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #138 on: 02/22/2018 08:19 PM »
Some nice photos of the interior of the factory from NASA Kennedy's Flickr.

100 ton crane, impressive.
Cable trays are filling up also positive.
A little surprised the interior of the building is as empty as it is.  Had hoped tooling, work benches, etc. would have stared to dress out the building by now. I understand they are two years from flight but would have expected some activity to have stared.

That looks like less than half the building, the other side is curtained off. If they bothered to wall it off there is probably something interesting back there.

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Re: Blue Origin Manufacturing site in Florida
« Reply #139 on: 02/22/2018 11:02 PM »
Nice building.  Any indication if work has started, cars in the parking lots, etc.?  We've heard that they are getting tooling in, anything else?

Also, I don't think two years is crazy for STAs to roll out which will be great to see, but engine testing would have to be flight qualifying this year to make full-up orbital launch in 2020.  Might happen -- no indications they are that close.  On the other hand, Vulcan is planning to launch mid-2020, so it is still possible the engine will be ready.
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