For the first time, the airline company Blue Origin launched a brand-new engine that the company has developed for its future moon vessel. The engine, called BE-7, ignites for 35 seconds during a test at NASA's Space Flight Center. This is a big step for the company as it is preparing to build its landing gear called Blue Moon and eventually send it to the moon's surface.
The founder of Blue Origin Jeff Bezos published the test video last night ]. The record shows flames coming from the engine horizontally, first appear bright green and then become clear for the rest of the test. Green flames may be due to the liquid BE-7 used to start the engine ignition. Once the liquid burns, the flames become clear as the engine runs with liquid oxygen and hydrogen ̵
The data looks great and the hardware is in perfect condition. The test passed a full scheduled duration of 35 seconds. Glory to the whole @BlueOrigin team and grateful to @NASA_Marshall for all the help! The news comes a little more than a month after Bezos revealed that the company has developed the Blue Moon Gateway. and this new engine for the last three years. The Blue Moon will use one BE-7 engine to descend down to the moon's surface. Bezos claims the device is capable of carrying robotic rovers on the Moon or even a separate spacecraft with people who can take off and transport astronauts away from the Moon. And since BE-7 works with liquid oxygen and hydrogen, it can potentially be fed by water from the moon's surface.
When Bezos presented BE-7 during his presentation, he made it clear that Blue Origin was very interested. using the Blue Moon cabin to help with NASA's plans to bring people back to the moon. And this opportunity may come very soon. In the summer, NASA will send a finalized land design call and will choose one or two companies to develop these spacecraft before the end of the year. Considering how far along the blue background it looks, the company can be a very serious contender.