Vital News! Why Blue Origin Lead Rocket Engine Engineer Leave Blue Origin.
As Blue Origin nears the critical point of delivering flight-ready BE-4 rocket engines to United Launch Alliance, the engineer in charge of the company’s rocket engine program has decided to leave.
Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith recently informed employees of the departure of John Vilja, the senior vice president of Blue Engines. In Smith’s email to employees, obtained by Ars, Vilja is said to be leaving Blue to pursue his “many” interests and hobbies outside of work.
During his time at Blue, John led the team to support eight New Shepard missions powered by BE-3PM engines, countless hot fire tests, and made progress on multiple engines’ development programs,” Smith wrote. “He also built a world-class Engines team, recruiting some of the best talent in the business.”
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Sources familiar with Vilja’s work confirmed that he was a good manager and engineer who helped get the BE-4 rocket engine program back on track. As Ars reported last August, before Vilja’s arrival, the numerous challenges faced by the engineers and technicians working to build and test BE-4 development engines included being “hardware poor.”
During his tenure, Vilja hired Linda Cova to serve as his deputy. She will now lead, at least on an interim basis, the Engines team at Blue Origin.
Cova came to the company in 2021 after working on various propulsion programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne for 35 years. Among her duties, she led the development of the AR1 engine, which lost out to the BE-4 engine in a competition held by United Launch Alliance for its new Vulcan rocket.
The be4 engine gone through almost a decade of failure, this was their first engine to combust liquid oxygen, and liquefied natural gas propellants.
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