Blue Origin’s CEO, billionaire Jeff Bezos, shared a test video of the BE-7 engine to be used in the Blue Moon spacecraft that will land on the Moon. “This is the engine that will take the first woman to the surface of the Moon,” Bezos said for the engine. used the expressions.
The richest person in the world, the head of the Amazon Jeff Bezosspace exploration company Blue Originmade an extremely ambitious statement. The space research company announced the development of an engine that will power private lunar vehicles that will be included in the Artemis program, where NASA plans to send the first woman to the Moon in 2024.
BE-7 Stating that they have passed a new test phase in the combustion chamber of the engine, Blue Origin Marshall Space Flight Centerfor 20 seconds on a test stand at. Commenting on this test, John Vilja, senior vice president of engines at Blue Origin, said:This combustion chamber test measured the engine’s ability to extract energy from the hydrogen and oxygen-cooled combustion chambers that power the turbo pumps, a key to achieving high engine performance.“used expressions.
Jeff Bezos also made a statement about the engine
Sharing a video from Instagram of the BE-7 tested at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Jeff Bezos, “This is the engine that will take the first woman to the surface of the Moon“The BE-7 engine, developed for many years, has a test-firing time of 1.245 seconds. Blue Origin will also power the BE-7 engine to power the Lunar landing gear and land on the Moon.” Blue Moon He leads a company association for the development process of the tool. Apart from Blue Origin, this team includes Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman Corp and Draper.
Blue Origin, in recent years, to build the US government’s moon landing system SpaceX and dealing with Dynetics owned by Leidos Holdings Inc. At the end of this struggle, NASA, last April, Blue Origin 579 million dollars agreed to develop a worth of Lunar spacecraft. NASA gave $ 135 million to SpaceX and $ 253 million to Dynetics to develop the Starship system, in addition to its large investment in Blue Origin.
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NASA will continue with two of the 3 companies
A spokesperson had previously said that NASA will select two of the three companies in March 2021 for vehicles to be produced for the manned Moon mission in 2024. According to the table we see now NASAis expected to hold SpaceX as the most likely candidate for the Moon mission. The second company is predicted to be Blue Origin.