- Feb 11, 2013
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Here's an article about a new rocket being developed by Blue Origin. It's expected to be much larger that Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket --- in fact, it is much larger than many rockets flying today. It's designed to send satellites and crew to orbit, with a 3-stage version that can send payloads beyond earth orbit. The first stage is designed to land and be recovered, like the New Shepard suborbital rocket or the SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage. The article talks about the overall size of the rocket and the types and number of engines for each stage, but it doesn't get into key performance data, like payload to LEO. They say they expect it to fly by the end of the decade.