Author Topic: Blue Origin continuing work on New Glenn launch complex, support facilities  (Read 113488 times)

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Nice spot the difference

https://twitter.com/star_shattered/status/1197359706978828288

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A little over a month progress. LC-36 for @blueorigin’s New Glenn!

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Launch Complex 36 as seen from the Jetty.

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More steel being added to the TCAT.

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https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1198318571220328448

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The massive watertower at Blue Origin Launch Complex 36 is now more than a set of long legs. My silhouetted take on progress seen today. #GradatimFerociter

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https://twitter.com/gregscott_photo/status/1199322157983113216

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BLUE ORIGIN: Work is steady on both the New Glenn complex beside the existing BO building & the work on the LC @ #NASA. New Glenn rockets will be transported to LC-36 for liftoff, but launch control for missions will be handled from the top floor of the New Glenn factory. #Space

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Blue Origin’s New Glenn launch pad taking shape at Cape Canaveral (includes a video):
https://www.clickorlando.com/news/2019/11/26/blue-origins-new-glenn-launch-pad-taking-shape-at-cape-canaveral/
« Last Edit: 11/27/2019 12:16 am by yg1968 »

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https://twitter.com/cygnusx112/status/1203726470276886530

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The water tower and horizontal integration facility at the #BlueOrigin launch pad is really coming together.

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https://twitter.com/cygnusx112/status/1203729610619441154

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Looks like the first visible sign of the #BlueOrigin launch pad! #SpaceCoast

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Different angle

https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1204024245904400386

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More progress at Blue Origin's launch complex 36, looks like the water tower is almost done.  #BlueOrigin

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Different angle

https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1204024245904400386

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More progress at Blue Origin's launch complex 36, looks like the water tower is almost done.  #BlueOrigin

That is a massive HIF. I wonder if they purposely made it so big for future expansion.

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Different angle

https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1204024245904400386

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More progress at Blue Origin's launch complex 36, looks like the water tower is almost done.  #BlueOrigin

That is a massive HIF. I wonder if they purposely made it so big for future expansion.

It wouldn’t be the first time they’ve done that with their Cape facilities, so your probably correct.

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The building is relatively cheap. Esp. if you just make it taller, adding empty volume. Within reason of course, there will be points at which regulations change and get more strict. (Say for buildings taller than the usual fire department ladder truck.)
Things like foundations and flooring gets more expensive as you increase load rating. And then there is of course all the stuff you want to put inside that oversized metal shed. That gets really expensive in no time at all.

Given the location there are other considerations. All the threads about big construction at the launch site showed that various restrictions exist and add a lot to the build time, complexity and consequently cost. I doubt that Blue (or anyone else) wants to replace a building anytime soon.

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A whole year of progress on LC-36 + other goodies  ;)
I really love the unique perspective of this imagery even though it's not the highest resolution!


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https://twitter.com/john_winkopp/status/1216782948374077440

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Blue Origin launch pad on 13 January 2020 taken from lighthouse.

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https://twitter.com/john_winkopp/status/1216797050706321409

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Another how big? #BlueOrigin  Look to the upper left, real big.

https://twitter.com/john_winkopp/status/1216797548956045312
« Last Edit: 01/13/2020 07:27 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Blue Origin KSC facilities as of 1/12/2020:



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At Cape Canaveral, Blue Origin's water tower is one of the tallest in the world

Emre Kelly  Florida Today
Published 8:26 AM EST Feb 7, 2020

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Blue Origin, which confirmed the height [351 ft] to FLORIDA TODAY, might have a record-breaker on its hands, though there's no official list of world's tallest water structures. It's taller than other water towers on the range, like those at pad 39A and 39B, both of which top off at 290 feet. And it reaches higher than the 307-foot water tower at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, previously thought to be the world's tallest.

https://eu.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2020/02/07/cape-canaveral-blue-origin-water-tower-one-tallest-in-the-world/4667516002/

https://twitter.com/emrekelly/status/1225774593949958145

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https://twitter.com/emrekelly/status/1225801838076813312

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Also, props to @cbphoto1 for getting this LC-36 photo from miles away.
« Last Edit: 02/07/2020 02:53 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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That's a 107 m water tower, for the rest of the world.

 

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