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Blue Origin performs first test of BE-4 engine
Posted: Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 11:26 AM ET (1526 GMT)
BE-4 engine test (Blue Origin) Blue Origin said Thursday it has successfully performed the first test of its BE-4 engine. The company released few technical details about the hotfire test of the liquid oxygen/liquefied natural gas engine beyond that they considered the test a success. Blue Origin is developing the BE-4 engine for its New Glenn orbital launch vehicle, and has also offered it to United Launch Alliance for its Vulcan rocket. ULA executives have previously indicated the BE-4 was their preferred choice, provided it successfully completed a series of tests such as this.
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