New Glenn


New Glenn’s fully reusable first stage is designed for a minimum of 25 flights, making it competitive for a variety of launch markets. Civil, commercial and national security customers can all find solutions in New Glenn’s high-performance configuration.


Reliable and Frequent Access to Space

New Glenn is a reliable, cost-competitive system with high availability. The 7-meter fairing has two times the payload volume of any existing launch vehicle, which means more room for satellites and the freedom to build in more capacity. New Glenn is also able to launch and land in 95% of weather conditions, making it a reliable option for payload customers.

Rocket Comparison

New Glenn’s 7-meter fairing has 2x the usable volume of any existing launch vehicle.

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New Glenn features more than twice the payload volume of any 5-meter class commercial launch system.

Upper Stage

The hydrogen upper stage is designed for demanding, highly energetic missions to LEO, MEO, GEO and beyond.

BE-3U Engines

The second stage is powered by two re-ignitable BE-3U engines delivering 1,100 kN (240,000 lbf) of thrust.


The four forward fins are actuated aerodynamic control surfaces used for attitude adjustment during descent and landing of the first stage.

Reusable First Stage

The first stage of New Glenn is designed for reuse and requires minimal maintenance and inspection between flights.


Two wing-like strakes provide lift and cross-range for the reusable first stage as it flies back to Earth.

Landing Gear

The aft module houses six hydraulically actuated legs that support and secure the first stage during landing on a moving ship.

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7 BE-4 Engines

With seven reusable and throttleable BE-4 LOX/LNG engines, the first stage generates 17,100 kN (3.85 million lbf) thrust at sea level.

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Rocket Factory

A 21st Century Launch and Manufacturing Center

Blue Origin has built a 180,000 m2 (650,000 ft2) complex to manufacture, integrate and operate New Glenn on Florida’s Space Coast. Rocket stages, payload fairings and adapters will be built and integrated in Florida only 9 miles from the launch pad. The complex is also home to our launch and mission control centers.


New Glenn Will Liftoff From LC-36

New Glenn will liftoff from LC-36 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This historic site hosted over 140 Atlas II/III rocket launches including the Mariner, Pioneer and Surveyor missions. The rebuilt complex will also be home to New Glenn’s payload integration and first stage refurbishment centers. For launches to high-inclination polar orbits, we are pursuing a West Coast launch complex at Vandenberg Air Force Base.


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