ULA Drops Helicopter From BE-4 Engine Recovery Plan

The first two BE-4 flight engines for Vulcan are due to be shipped from Blue Origin's Kent, Washington, facility this summer.
Credit: ULA
CAPE CANAVERAL—United Launch Alliance (ULA) is dropping helicopter operations from its plan to recover the Vulcan rocket’s BE-4 engines for reuse, Aerospace DAILY has learned. In ULA’s original plan, a helicopter would snare the parachuting engine pod in midair and land it on a recovery ship...

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