Lockheed To Develop Hefty Space Transporter For Blue Origin Lander

Stage 1 qualification tank

Lockheed’s cislunar transporter would launch separately on a Blue Origin New Glenn rocket. A Stage 1 qualification tank (pictured) was in the tank cleaning and processing facility in November. 

Credit: Blue Origin
After years of developing technologies for in-space cryogenic propellant storage and transfer, Lockheed Martin is putting together the pieces of an operational system for Blue Origin as well as other potential customers. The company’s cislunar transporter would be tasked with refueling Blue Origin’s...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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