Ready for the Largest Launch Pad in Florida’s Space Coast?
Melbourne, Fla.—A complete remake of Launch Complex 36 is where billionaire Jeff Besos, owner Amazon and many other large companies in the U.S., is building the pad for his New Glenn rocket. Named after pioneering astronaut John Glenn, New Glenn is a single configuration heavy-lift launch vehicle capable of carrying people and payloads routinely to Earth orbit and beyond. Featuring a reusable first stage built for 25 missions, New Glenn will build a road to space. Its 7-meter fairing has 2x the usable volume of any existing launch vehicle.
The New Glenn will be built in the nearby Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin factory on Merritt Island, which also houses possibly the world’s largest launch control center. This is expected to have a major impact on launch activity and jobs in the area.
The main use for this rocket will be to launch big satellites, although launching astronauts to outer space has not been completely ruled out.
Blue Origin announced the formation of its Board of Advisors, which includes notable former government space leaders and industry executives. The Board will provide strategic counsel on the company’s mission to radically reduce the cost of access to space and the utilization of in-space resources. In doing so, the Board will further advance Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit the Earth. The Blue Origin-led National Team, which is comprised of Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper, is working to offer a Human Landing System for NASA’s Artemis program to return Americans to the lunar surface – this time to stay.
As reported by the Orlando Business Journal, the state is going to to focus on building a sustainable spaceport that will serve as the primary gateway for this planet to the solar system for these new budding industries and the ones to follow. That's what a government should do. The neat thing about it is Space Florida's ability to access capital markets that help finance these activities and put in place a model similar to any airport or seaport. This represents an interesting outlook for the transportation industry.
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