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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: BE-4U
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: BE-4
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Maiden Flight: 2019
Total Production: ?
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Description: The BE-4 is a fourth generation rocket engine developed by Blue Origin as the replacement for the Russian made RD-180 engine. The engine burns a combination of Liquid Oxygen (LOx) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to achieve a maximum thrust of 550,000 pounds. The BE-4 engine has been selected to power the first stage of the New Glenn rocket with seven engines assigned to this task. The BE-4 engine is expected to fly with the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur space launch system in 2019 powering the first stage.
The BE-4U is a further variant of the BE-4 featuring a larger nozzle to effectively operate in the vacuum of orbital space. The BE-4U engine has been selected to power the second stage of the New Glenn space launch system also developed by Blue Origin.
Thrust: 550,000 pound (249 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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