Finally! Blue Origin’s Orbital Vehicle Revealed

Here’s an image of Blue Origin’s orbital vehicle from the CCDev 2 Space Act Agreement. Some key details:

  • biconic in shape
  • 7 passengers
  • crew and cargo to ISS
  • independent commercial flights for science, adventure and trips to other orbital destinations
  • 210 day (7 month) ISS lifeboat capability.
  • initial launch on Atlas V but designed for multiple rockets
  • later launches on Blue Origin’s reusable booster that will use “deep-throttling, restartable engines to perform vertical take-off, vertical landing (VTVL) maneuvers for booster recovery and reuse.”