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Blue Origin, Boeing chart course for ‘enterprise park’ in area

Oct 25 (Reuters) – Billionaire Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin on Monday unveiled plans to develop a industrial area station known as “Orbital Reef” with Boeing (BA.N), aiming to launch the spacecraft within the second half of this decade.

The enterprise shall be in-built partnership with Sierra Space, the spaceflight wing of protection contractor Sierra Nevada Corp, and shall be backed by Redwire Space, Genesis Engineering Solutions and Arizona State University.

Orbital Reef shall be operated as a “mixed use business park”, and plans to offer the infrastructure wanted to scale financial exercise and open new markets in area, Blue Origin and Sierra Space mentioned.

“Seasoned space agencies, high-tech consortia, sovereign nations without space programs, media and travel companies, funded entrepreneurs and sponsored inventors, and future-minded investors all have a place on Orbital Reef,” the businesses mentioned in a press release.

Sierra in April introduced plans to supply the primary free-flying industrial area station. (

In July, Blue Origin had a profitable debut area tourism flight, with Bezos and three others aboard. Earlier this month, 90-year-old U.S. actor William Shatner – Captain James Kirk of “Star Trek” fame – turned the oldest individual in area aboard a rocketship flown by Blue Origin. learn extra

Reporting by Tiyashi Datta in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos addresses the media about the New Shepard rocket booster and Crew Capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States April 5, 2017.  REUTERS/Isaiah J. Downing/File Photo