• Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to Work With Air Force Under New Contract

    Date:12 October 2018 Author: Brendon Petersen Tags:,

    Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is expanding its purview into missions for the U.S. military.

    Blue Origin is one of three recipients of a $2.3 billion Department of Defense (DoD) contract, meant to ensure the military’s rocket launch technology is developed and manufactured domestically, Reuters reported Wednesday.

    The billionaire’s rocket company, which recently announced the development of a “large lunar lander” meant for a 2023 mission, will join Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and United Launch Services (ULS) in providing the US Air Force better access to space.

    Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket, central to the company’s ambitions to reach the moon, will ferry defence payloads into space for the Air Force. Blue Origin will receive $500 million for its services.

    Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is expanding its purview into missions for the U.S. military.

    Blue Origin is one of three recipients of a $2.3 billion Department of Defense (DoD) contract, meant to ensure the military’s rocket launch technology is developed and manufactured domestically, Reuters reported Wednesday.

    The billionaire’s rocket company, which recently announced the development of a “large lunar lander” meant for a 2023 mission, will join Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and United Launch Services (ULS) in providing the US Air Force better access to space.

    Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket, central to the company’s ambitions to reach the moon, will ferry defence payloads into space for the Air Force. Blue Origin will receive $500 million for its services.

     

    Originally published on Popular Mechanics

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