Right now the space industry is full of different companies and agencies all working on new and ambitious projects for the future. Some of these projects are next generation launch vehicles trying to change how we access space. However, one of the most important parts of any new rocket are the engines providing thrust and power.
For years now Blue Origin has been working to develop, test, and manufacture the BE-4 engine. In the last few weeks, both Blue Origin and ULA CEO Tory Bruno have provided more updates on the engine’s progress and more. This includes recent tests, deliveries, and a better view of the engine’s performance. All of which are vital to the future of multiple projects.
Both New Glenn and Vulcan are expected to use these engines in the near future. However, rocket engines are extremely complex and Blue Origin has had some complications throughout BE-4’s development. Here I will go more in-depth into some of the recent updates on the engine, what to expect in the future, and why the BE-4 is such a big deal for the future of many launches.
Blue Origin –
0:00 – Intro
1:04 – Recent Updates
3:10 – BE-4 & Its Future