Will New Glenn be the KING of Heavy Science Stories You'll Be Hearing 2 months ago   24:13

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Blue Origin, perhaps the sleeping giant of the aerospace industry, will be going from a tiny suborbital rocket, to one of the biggest rockets ever made…

Today, we’re finally going to do a quick rundown on Blue Origin, talk about their upcoming New Glenn rocket and then compare it to some of the other Heavy Lift Launchers it will be competing against.

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Some notes! First: Falcon Heavy to LEO is indeed 30 tonnes, because as stated in the video, we quoted fully reusable, RTLS and droneship landing. The number you see on wikipedia (63,800 kg) is fully expendable. If you need a source on 30 to LEO here's Elon talking about it - https://t.co/xPA9bGiNB9 (Also backed up by a true physics simulation too)

Second: That said, YES, I did have an error! I swapped graphics out last minute and forgot to change the lbs conversion of OmegA. So, the kN's are still accurate but the translation to pounds is incorrect. That number should be 4.9 million lbs. The corrected slide is on my website: https://everydayastronaut.com/new-glenn-2018/
Thel 'Vadam
Nah man, you can't be neutral. If it was up to Jeff he would patent all the important technology, like the sea landing pad system, and create a monopoly. Elon has already shown with Tesla that he will make the patents available for everyone to use freely. We cannot have greedy individuals limiting the future of such an important industry.
Claudio Maia Santos
Hey man, since New Glen is just a promisse so far, how does it compare to "BFR", also a promisse so far?
I Know you said they are in different categories, but considering the 3 month progress, I would love to hear your thoughts on that.
Greetings from Brazil.
Love your job!
Jim Abbey
BO will never get past testing, being that the new glen pretty much has been slow compared with Space x's falcon. just not a fan of BO ,Im pushing for Sierra Nevada Corp 's Dream chaser!
Andrew Shirley
I can't wait for the video about the rapter engines and other space x stuff. Like the new hexagonal heat shield space x is ganna use. Wow it's a great time to be an American. USA USA USA USA USA USA USA!!!!
Cole Smith
How is New Glenn going to aerodynamically control itself with conventional control veins? Those are going to have very little effect on super sonic flow. I'm surprised they aren't doing a combo of gridfins and control veins.
Cole Smith
I feel like patenting landing in a general style, like on a floating platform, is like patenting the crank: it's kind of overkill, dumb, and destined to be revoked. xD
Cole Smith
I love the name, "Blue Origin," but I hate the feather. I hate it. SpaceX did the logo right.
How can you think you can patent landing a rocket on a ship? I understand the systems that allow you to do it would be unique technology that could be patented. But just patenting the idea of landing a rocket on a ship sounds as stupid as patenting the idea of landing a plane on a ship, then not doing it, then taking to court the first person to build an aircraft carrier. I think Arthur C Clarke or any number of Sci Fi writers could claim copyright infringement for ideas they thought of but never implemented in reality. I’m glad Blue Origin lost the patent when SpaceX beat them to the punch.
Les Brock
What are the advantages/disadv's of landing capsules on land vs. water?
Lost Memories
New Glenn looks to be in the the mega rocket class by appearance, not the heavy. In which case, it is 1/4 the strength of that classes competitors, sls and bfr.
With all these capable rockets coming out, why in the world would NASA waste money on the SLS?? They're going to be able to buy spots on a plethora of commercial rockets. Can't they make do with Starship or New Glenn?
Bear Builds
I predict it will land about 1,558 km away, just offshore from the closest bar in Bermuda
Ko Zero
All this is becoming thanks to Elon Musk. Otherwise, these big corporations won't move a budge.
Viking II
6:20 from a Protoss Probe to a Carrier. ;)
Jesse WH
The thing is, once SpaceX is done with the Super Heavy + Starship, they have a lot of flexibility and could just add a payload carrier on top of the Super Heavy, and now they have a new and more powerful payload delivery rocket. But then again who knows when the BFR will be completed.
Grace The Bee
Still spaceX bc they have the best names and wow reusable first stage
Ummmm more like stole we have seen this before and what if the landing goes wrong the ship the people?
Milton Miller
Awesome videos you are doing! Good style, good presentation, and no tribalism. Keep up the great work!
Kevin Jackson
I’m not very knowledgeable in all this stuff. With the SLS in question and the talk of going commercial launch why is the New Glenn not mentioned? Seems like it would be better than Falcon Heavy.
Scott Franco
Competition is great. Also, establishing engine manufacturers across different platforms is a good thing. Boeing and Airbus don't make their own engines.
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On May 20th of this year, the scientific community will be redefining four metric units of measurement, the kilogram, the Kelvin, the mole, and the ampere.

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