Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin has delayed the first launch of its orbital rocket New Glenn until the fourth quarter of 2022, according to a blog post shared on the company's official website.
Blue origin just delayed the first launch of New Glenn orbital rocket
The New Glenn rocket — which is part of the launch architecture for the company's New Shepard suborbital space launch vehicle — was pushed back roughly a year in the previous timeline, which placed the New Glenn rocket's launch somewhere near the end of 2021.
Space Force's passing on employing New Glenn to launch national security payloads amid a recent contract bidding is listed as the primary cause for the delay, in the blog post.
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