Blue Origin successfully completes first test of BE-4 rocket engine

Please consider donating to Behind the Black, by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, as outlined in the tip jar to the right or below. Your support will allow me to continue covering science and culture as I have for the past twenty years, independent and free from any outside influence.

Capitalism in space: Blue Origin has successfully conducted the first static fire test of its BE-4 rocket engine.

The test was six seconds long. The company has not released any further details, other than to say it was a success. This not only puts them closer to building their New Glenn rocket, it increases the chances that ULA will choose this engine for its Vulcan rocket.


One comment

  • ken anthony

    With Raptor scaled back, BE-4 seems to have it’s own niche. Does anybody know it’s throttle down percentage?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *