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Re: Blue Origin General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #140 on: 01/26/2018 05:13 AM »
Question: With the first flight of New Glenn planned in about 2 years I would assume that Blue has to start to work on their recovery ship about now. Is there a way to find it from public records?

There has to be a registry of vessels under US flag...

The ship could be in conversion right now with an offshore shell company under a flag of convenience in some Asian dry dock. AIUI Blue can re-flagged & renamed the recovery ship to US registry when they take procession of the ship.

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Re: Blue Origin General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #141 on: 01/29/2018 10:37 PM »
New license for GPS/radio testing was just granted. I think it expires in 2098...

https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/GetApplicationInfo.cfm?id_file_num=0833-EX-CN-2017
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Re: Blue Origin General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #142 on: 01/29/2018 10:59 PM »
New license for GPS/radio testing was just granted. I think it expires in 2098...

https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/GetApplicationInfo.cfm?id_file_num=0833-EX-CN-2017

It's for GPS reradiation testing so that they can test the onboard GPS systems for New Shepard vehicles during production in Kent, Washington. 

And no, it isn't good for 80 years.  ;D  It expires November 27, 2019.
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Re: Blue Origin General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #143 on: 01/29/2018 11:37 PM »
New license for GPS/radio testing was just granted. I think it expires in 2098...

https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/GetApplicationInfo.cfm?id_file_num=0833-EX-CN-2017

It's for GPS reradiation testing so that they can test the onboard GPS systems for New Shepard vehicles during production in Kent, Washington. 

And no, it isn't good for 80 years.  ;D  It expires November 27, 2019.

Ah, I had thought that was a bit liberal ;D I think the purpose may well be broader than the application itself shows. The attached exhibit is a good read, mentions that they expect the testing to proceed for more than five years.
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Re: Blue Origin General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #144 on: 02/13/2018 04:23 PM »
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Caught around 6 pm by my friend Doug Jordan. It appears a previously used rocket is being delivered to the lobby at @blueorigin Knock, knock- delivery! https://t.co/s9xFKjR7H4

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/963193287376064512

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Re: Blue Origin General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #145 on: 02/13/2018 06:04 PM »
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Caught around 6 pm by my friend Doug Jordan. It appears a previously used rocket is being delivered to the lobby at @blueorigin Knock, knock- delivery! https://t.co/s9xFKjR7H4

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/963193287376064512
Yes, that's a New Shepard.

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Re: Blue Origin General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #146 on: 02/13/2018 10:17 PM »
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Caught around 6 pm by my friend Doug Jordan. It appears a previously used rocket is being delivered to the lobby at @blueorigin Knock, knock- delivery! https://t.co/s9xFKjR7H4

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/963193287376064512
Yes, that's a New Shepard.
I believe it is to be installed for display. I read a while back that it was a plan under discussion.

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Re: Blue Origin General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #147 on: 02/13/2018 10:18 PM »
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Caught around 6 pm by my friend Doug Jordan. It appears a previously used rocket is being delivered to the lobby at @blueorigin Knock, knock- delivery! https://t.co/s9xFKjR7H4

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/963193287376064512
Puny little thing, isn't it?

(you'd expect it to be smaller than an F9, since it doesn't go as far or as fast,  but it does seem small)
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Re: Blue Origin General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #148 on: 02/14/2018 06:02 AM »
Installation update:

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On the way home today, it was no longer visible in the lobby entrance, however the door was wide open and I could see a crane in the lobby stretching up, so it's a good bet the booster was at the other end.

https://twitter.com/wordsmithfl/status/963595400623083521

Re: Blue Origin General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #149 on: 02/14/2018 03:23 PM »
Puny little thing, isn't it?

(you'd expect it to be smaller than an F9, since it doesn't go as far or as fast,  but it does seem small)

It's these hydrogen rockets man. They say they use Hydrolox because it's more efficient, but I think we all know that the real reason is to mess with our expectations of scale. They just love making us think,"Wow, Delta IV is HUGE" or "Ya know, an Atlas V does look a bit top heavy."

I'm glad we have people who can stalk Blue's factory for the rest of us. Those of you who do, thank you for your service, it is much appreciated.
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Re: Blue Origin General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #150 on: 02/22/2018 12:50 AM »
This seems to explain the timing of the stage being installed in the lobby:
https://twitter.com/StephenClark1/status/966099325691588608

Just in time for the VP visit.

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