New Glenn

The Foundation for a New Era

New Glenn is our giant, reusable rocket built for bigger things.

Reusable for Affordability and Availability

New Glenn's first stage is designed for a minimum of 25 flights. By operating like a commercial airliner (but with cleaner fuel), New Glenn will lead to significantly less waste and cost.

Twice the Volume

Seven meters. With twice the volume of smaller, five-meter class payload fairings, customers have more flexibility to package their payload in new ways.

A tall, white cylindrical structure with a cone-shaped nose stands inside a grey testing chamber on a blue metal scaffolding structure.

Single Configuration for Maximum Flexibility and Savings

New Glenn is designed to accommodate a variety of payloads and destinations to meet the broadest range of customer needs, and significantly reduce cost per launch.

Liquid Hydrogen-Powered Upper Stage Optimized for Performance

New Glenn will launch payloads into high-energy orbits. It can carry more than 13 metric tons to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) and 45 metric tons to low Earth orbit (LEO).

The white cylinder of New Glenn’s second stage tank stands upright with Blue Origin’s black feather painted on the side. The two lightning towers at Launch Complex 36 are visible in the background.
Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., Mercury-Atlas 6 pilot

Credit: NASA

First Step Toward Our Vision

Credit: NASA

New Glenn is named after John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. The rocket is engineered with the safety and redundancy required to fly humans, and will enable our vision of building a road to space for the benefit of Earth.

Trusted by the World's Civil, National Security, and Commercial Leaders

See the range of partners already committed to New Glenn. We're proud to support their critical missions.

  • New Glenn's second stage viewed from above with Blue Origin and Amazon logos.

    Project Kuiper

    Amazon's Project Kuiper will fly advanced satellites to deliver high-speed, low-latency broadband service globally.

  • NASA

    ESCAPADE is a dual spacecraft mission to study solar wind energy on Mars. 

  • Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos and CEO Bob Smith pose with a customer holding a model of New Glenn.


    Telesat will fly satellites to provide fiber-like broadband services globally. 

High-Performing, American-Made Engines

Reusable First Stage Powered by Seven BE-4 Engines

Two Restartable BE-3Us Power the Second Stage

Two gray scaffolding-like towers stand against a clear blue sky. The Transport Erector (left) will support New Glenn at launch.

A Giant Among Rockets

At more than 320 ft (98 m) tall, New Glenn is one of the largest vehicles ever built.

Rendering of the New Glenn launch vehicle.
An aerial view of Launch Complex 36 shows the Cape Canaveral coastline. One of Blue Origin’s large white buildings is visible in the foreground; lightning towers and the water tower are in the distance.

Welcome to the Florida Space Coast

Launched and Refurbished in Cape Canaveral

New Glenn is built, integrated, launched, refurbished, and re-flown within a nine-mile (14 km) radius of the rocket factory. Located in Exploration Park just outside the gates of Kennedy Space Center, the process starts at Blue Origin's state-of-the-art manufacturing complex, which houses the vehicle's fabrication, integration, and operations facilities, as well as New Glenn Mission Control.

An aerial view of Launch Complex 36 shows the Cape Canaveral coastline. One of Blue Origin’s large white buildings is visible in the foreground; lightning towers and the water tower are in the distance.

The New Glenn Launch Complex

Launch Complex 36 (LC-36) is located at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station just nine miles (14 km) away from the rocket factory. Blue Origin invested more than $1 billion to rebuild the launch site from the ground up. Completed in 2021, LC-36 is the first newly rebuilt launch complex since the 1960s.

The complex is home to New Glenn’s launch pad, vehicle integration, first stage refurbishment, propellant facilities, and environmental control center. LC-36 is the former home of more than 140 Atlas II/III launches, including the Mariner, Pioneer, and Surveyor missions.

A New Glenn Orbital Flight

New Glenn lifts off. Following separation, the first stage autonomously descends to a landing platform located 620 miles (1,000 km) downrange. The two BE-3Us ignite, propelling the second stage into space. The fairing separates, safely delivering the payloads into orbit.

A diagram of New Glenn's flight profile, starting from liftoff at Launch Complex 36

For the Benefit of Earth

A reusable rocket purpose-built to deliver high volume and mass to orbit, New Glenn is a key to unlocking our long-term vision — a future where people and heavy industries are moved into space to preserve Earth, humanity’s blue origin.

Part of planet Earth, with visible white clouds and blue oceans, visible against the black background of space, as seen from the Moon.
A man in a hard hat operating a handheld tool on a hoisted rocket part

Built by the Best People in Aerospace

New Glenn is built by a diverse, world-class team proud to make progress toward a multi-generational vision of millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth.

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