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The creator of the rocket engine BE-4 announced a partnership with a group of Xerox

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The American space company Blue Origin, the creator of the BE-4 rocket engine, which replaces the Russian RD-180 supplied to the US, has begun a strategic partnership with PARC, a member of the Xerox group, reports RIA News.


The creator of the rocket engine BE-4 announced a partnership with a group of Xerox


Earlier, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos announced the success of the first BE-4 fire tests. According to the plans, the new engine should be ready in 2019 year before the time limit for the refusal of the RD-180 prescribed by the US Congress.

The partnership will use PARC developments in the field of technological innovation. The two companies will now work together, conducting research and development (R & D) in the field of new space technologies for testing on launch vehicles currently being developed by Blue Origin,
says a release posted on the PARC website.

The development of BE-4 is the fastest way to get rid of the dependence of the US space industry on Russian engines, which continue to be delivered to the country at the request of the Pentagon.

It is expected that the BE-4 will be used on the new Vulcan launch vehicle, which the ULA consortium is developing as a replacement for Atlas V with Russian RD-180. The BE-4 engines are also planned to be installed on the new New Origin Glenn heavy launch vehicle launching Blue Origin.
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  1. Dezinto
    Dezinto 7 December 2017 11: 47
    12
    A progressive country of iPhones and Hollywood in 2017 is trying to develop an engine of the 1970 analogue from the USSR. Well done.
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 7 December 2017 11: 51
      +8
      I would not be surprised if in the near future the Americans cut through to the point that they say that the RD-180 was stolen by the USSR from the United States.
      1. Teberii
        Teberii 7 December 2017 12: 08
        +2
        Let the gyrus strain, useful.
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 7 December 2017 12: 11
          +7
          Quote: Teberii
          Let the gyrus strain, useful.

          Crap can happen ... wink
          1. Teberii
            Teberii 7 December 2017 12: 15
            +2
            The main thing is puzzling. And this apparently turned out.
        2. The_lancet
          The_lancet 7 December 2017 12: 15
          +3
          The American space company Blue Origin, the creator of the BE-4 rocket engine, replacing the US-supplied Russian RD-180, has launched a strategic partnership with PARC, a member of the Xerox group,

          You can wish only one thing - success good Bezos will succeed.
          Outer space leadership must be maintained ...
        3. Lycan
          Lycan 7 December 2017 15: 09
          +1
          It is believed that - they do not need this (strain gyrus) advise. What for?
          Why not buy from Russia? In communicating with them (and everywhere), I propose to argue sensibly and positively:
          1) you don’t have to puff over the drawings of the product, which for them is unlikely to pay off, but is aimed only at raising government self-esteem (i.e., to satisfy vanity, that is:
          - not Christian, no matter which branch you take as an example - everything is according to the Bible (http://www.bible.com.ua/answers/r/36/318303)
          - not according to Islam - http://islam-today.ru/blogi/asya_gagieva/o-tsesla
          vii /
          - not according to Buddhism [conceit] - http://theravada.ru/Teaching/Glossary/upakkilesa.
          htm
          1.a) And we, Russians, support production “simply by the inertia of the past.” Stopping is more expensive. Like them - movie production.
          2) there is no need to waste final resources, valuable time and nerves, which still need to be left for children;
          3) they buy titanium (and not only it) - and nothing, everything - alive and well;
          4) again, there is no need to aggravate relations (official presidential chancellery), "getting a bagpipe" to the space technology race;
          5) let everyone have their own specialization:
          USA - computer equipment, colorful film blockbusters and the glorious Coca-Cola;
          Russia - space technology, stabilization of the peaceful atmosphere in countries important to it, and the Soviet education system;
          DPRK - runaways and ballistic missiles (but we will certainly dissuade them from missiles);
          Somalia - pirates;
          The Netherlands is an unusual holiday destination.
          -----------
          PS: And the strain of convolutions is this difficult and ungrateful work with scientific work, multiple costly trials, fine-tuning and risky technological "manners", so be it, we will take it upon ourselves. Russia is where all these "joys" can be carefully shoved to, while living at the same time without extra costs is very convenient, comfortable and environmentally friendly. Without any "mine-plant-laboratory" headache.
          1. Alf
            Alf 7 December 2017 22: 27
            +1
            Quote: Lycan
            Russia - space technology,

            Missiles fall with unpleasant constancy. The old ones, who worked for conscience, and not for money, leave, and young people are not eager for a machine tool, more and more as office managers.
            Quote: Lycan
            Soviet education system;

            She is already gone, forget about her. Russia is now the most advanced Bologna system, its fruits are already visible to the naked eye.
            What are we proud of? By what is no longer the remainder of the “damned scoop”?
            1. slipped
              slipped 8 December 2017 00: 39
              0
              All launches around the world today in 2017.

              Country Number of Starts Failures
              USA 27
              Russia 17 1
              PRC 15 1 + 1 partial failure
              EU 10
              Japan 6 1
              India 5 1
              New Zealand 1 1

              Total 81 6
            2. Lycan
              Lycan 8 December 2017 09: 16
              0
              Quote: Alf
              Missiles fall with unpleasant constancy.

              Correct and debug.
              Quote: Alf
              The old ones, who worked for conscience, and not for money, leave, and young people are not eager for a machine tool, more and more as office managers.

              The fact is sad, but it does occur. But firstly: there will always be enthusiasts (glory to them and long life in abundance). Secondly - everything is changing and offices will soon not be able to "pull" everyone, because there is no such demand for so many people. According to the laws of any of the areas of natural science - any capacity is finite, and when overflowing with content - the content either overflows, filling the environment. space (adjacent neighboring and distant spheres) either breaks the capacity if it is not able to withstand the exceeded amount of content (well, it also fills the surrounding space).
              Total: a competent leader of the country understands how important the development of the technical sphere is (and ours understands). Plus, it’s important to understand the same from the supreme leadership. Here we have a failure, but they are constitutionally replaceable.
              History often throws up pleasant surprises too. Otherwise, why are people from Russia not “rushing” by millions?
            3. Lycan
              Lycan 8 December 2017 10: 03
              0
              Quote: Alf
              Soviet education system;

              She is already gone, forget about her. Russia is now the most advanced Bologna system, its fruits are already visible to the naked eye.

              Probably. But I do not think that this is irreversible.
              Quote: Alf
              What are we proud of? By what is no longer the remainder of the “damned scoop”?

              Pride has nothing to do with it. This is important to understand. We encourage ourselves and only ourselves, looking back at the achievements of previous generations (well, do not forget them, in fact). And the “damned scoop” is for those who gush their saliva the loudest through the media, comparing them with pretty, but not accustomed to our country systems. For generations with a sound mind, it is important to understand that there could not be any other viable construction of society with the existing efficiency (I do not take the last 20 years of the USSR). But in view of the "overflowing" bowl of social inequality (under the monarchy), there were people who somehow "organized the situation" and brought the country to the construction that was considered the most suitable. The result of this was the accelerated industrialization of the state and the ability to win in the greatest war in its history, as well as (albeit nominally) "equal access for all residents to the benefits (and corresponding posts) of their state." Yes, crooked, yes, askance, but the tasks set have never been set by anyone before - and this is our unique experience in the development of society. Even France, known for revolutions, did not become the standard for the proper development of society.
              And further - further it is necessary not to smooth.
      2. Topotun
        Topotun 7 December 2017 13: 10
        +6
        Easy, they defeated Germany in World War II ... As Zadornov said, their cavalry regiments drove the Nazis from near Stalingrad right across the Pacific Ocean.
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 7 December 2017 13: 13
          +3
          Quote: Topotun
          their cavalry regiments drove the Nazis from near Stalingrad right across the Pacific Ocean

          good So maybe this is the American armored cavalry divers dill see in the Donbass? The axis of the core would be a zrada! wassat
          1. Topotun
            Topotun 7 December 2017 13: 14
            +3
            Dressed in our uniform? May be.....
    2. saveall
      saveall 7 December 2017 11: 56
      +5
      RD-180 was created in the 90s. This RD-170 began to develop in the 70s.
      1. icas
        icas 7 December 2017 21: 33
        0
        RD-180 is half of the RD-170.
    3. astepanov
      astepanov 8 December 2017 10: 06
      0
      Alas, but it seems that we have remained in this industry at the level of the seventies. Well, surprisingly: before it was led by people who walked along all the steps from the engineer starting, but now - clerks, "walking" on the chairs. Managers and crooks of different caliber. Korolev, Glushko and Chertkov among them are not found and will never be born: not that breed.
  2. screw cutter
    screw cutter 7 December 2017 11: 48
    +7
    How symbolic and in Chinese. "If we can’t create our own working engine, we need to Xerox it."
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak 7 December 2017 11: 57
      +3
      need to xerox it

      They even have documentation for it. And a license to issue. But they didn’t ... They didn’t want to - it’s cheaper and easier to buy from us.
      1. screw cutter
        screw cutter 7 December 2017 12: 02
        +3
        It’s just that their highly qualified personnel cost orders of magnitude more expensive, because they don’t do what they can do for “pennies” in third countries. However, there’s a double-edged sword. Work must be done qualitatively regardless of payment, otherwise you’ll get used to doing it randomly and when it will be necessary to do well, for a lot of money, but you have already forgotten how ...
        There are problems with Fu 35, and there is money and experience, but it doesn’t really fly, then the pilots are suffocating, then the skin is falling off ...
      2. Elephant
        Elephant 7 December 2017 12: 39
        +3
        Most likely they didn’t want to. Everything has been calculated in ovs. Why would they clone the old RD-180. They simply developed the new and the best in performance. Well, we are left with what we were, even without money ...
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 December 2017 11: 58
    0
    Xerox

    They decided not to xerox our engine and give it as their own. Too corrosive is a joke.
  4. cedar
    cedar 7 December 2017 12: 03
    +8
    "... American space company Blue Origin - the creator of the BE-4 rocket engine, replacing the Russian RD-180 delivered to the USA ... "

    What a change, what kind of Russian ..? And where did the Saturn’s fail. They rode to the Moon on their engines, stood on five pieces on one racket, and that racket for THOUSAND THOUSANDS pulled and each engine was a thrust of 600 (six hundred!) Tons ...
    SPACES OF SPACE SCALE.
    1. Nasrat
      Nasrat 7 December 2017 12: 13
      +6
      Obviously, gone where the "Energy" went - they flew away !!! But they promised to return !!!! wassat

      According to reports on the NASA website 28 on November 2017, the Voyager-1 space probe made a test launch of the engine. The last time his engine was used to correct the orbit of 37 years ago on November 8 of the 1980 year during the passage of Saturn.


      We have the same successes:



      The main thing is medals !!! Both Olympic and ... wassat
      1. SPACE
        SPACE 7 December 2017 12: 27
        0
        Quote: Nasr
        According to reports on the NASA website 28 on November 2017, the Voyager-1 space probe made a test launch of the engine. The last time his engine was used to correct the orbit of 37 years ago on November 8 of the 1980 year during the passage of Saturn.

        Dance song of the great cat Basilio and the beautiful fox Alice
        about greedy, bouncers and fools.
        poems by B. Okudzhava
        *******
        While the bouncers live in the world,
        we must glorify our destiny.

        What a blue sky!
        We are not supporters of robbery.
        A knife doesn’t need a bouncer:
        you will sing him a little -
        and do what you like with him.

        As long as the greedy around
        We won’t lose our luck.

        What a blue sky!
        We are not supporters of robbery.
        A knife is not needed for greedy:
        show him a penny
        and do what you like with him.

        As long as there are fools in the world,
        deception we live, therefore, with the hand.

        What a blue sky!
        We are not supporters of robbery.
        A fool doesn’t need a knife:
        you’re lying to him with three boxes -
        and do what you like with him.

        What a blue sky!
        These three live in the world.
        Thank God there is no end to them.
        As the saying goes, the beast runs -
        and right on the catcher!

    2. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 7 December 2017 12: 35
      +3
      The following LVs, Falcon-9, Delta-4, Pegasus now fly on their engines on their engines ...
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 7 December 2017 12: 03
    +1
    BE-4 engines also is planned Install on New Origin Blue New Glenn heavy-duty launch vehicles.

    ... "planned" does not mean to establish ...
  6. MIG00001
    MIG00001 7 December 2017 12: 41
    +5
    It’s strange how how did they fly the moon if they don’t have engines ..............?
    1. Guillon
      Guillon 7 December 2017 12: 53
      +5
      This Hollywood flew, and the Americans trampled the Earth! Nonsense of universal scale! wassat
  7. LUCKY777
    LUCKY777 7 December 2017 13: 26
    +1
    “Yesterday, we lost a set of test equipment for the fuel system at one of our BE-4 test benches,” the company wrote on Twitter, adding that it was not unusual during development. The company promised to resume testing in the near future.

    We lost a set of powerpack test hardware on one of our BE-4 test stands yesterday. Not unusual during development.
    - Blue Origin (@blueorigin) May 14, 2017


    Until 2019, much more can be lost. A hundred kilograms of moonstones were lost. tongue
  8. cedar
    cedar 7 December 2017 13: 47
    +2
    Quote: Nasr
    According to NASA website On November 28, 2017, the Voyager-1 space probe test-launched the engine. The last time his engine was used to correct the orbit 37 years ago on November 8, 1980, during the passage of Saturn.


    NASA, such a shameful liar, one road to the moon ...
    1. Nasrat
      Nasrat 7 December 2017 14: 45
      +5
      Liars here:



      But the plane to Vostochny (at the last unsuccessful launch) cost Roscosmos not 9 rubles of rubles .... yes, they prepared medals ... in advance !!!

      That's where the liars are !!!
  9. - = ANTRAX = -
    - = ANTRAX = - 7 December 2017 15: 22
    0
    this is the one that successfully pulled.
  10. Old26
    Old26 7 December 2017 17: 09
    +3
    Quote: DEZINTO
    A progressive country of iPhones and Hollywood in 2017 is trying to develop an engine of the 1970 analogue from the USSR. Well done.

    In fact, before writing such a cheers-patriotic post, one could at least get to the bottom of the net what the BE-4 engine is. Do we already have a methane engine ???? AU ??? Soviet methane engines ???? Where are you????

    Quote: aszzz888
    BE-4 engines also is planned Install on New Origin Blue New Glenn heavy-duty launch vehicles.

    ... "planned" does not mean to establish ...

    They will install. Do not be afraid. Unlike our open-ended "Angara", their carriers fly for unknown reasons. How many "opinions" were there that the Falcon-9 would never fly? So what? This year alone, this single carrier performed approximately the same number of launches as all Russian ones. And all EMERGENCY.
    So it’s best for us to take care of the minimal implementation of the space program itself, and not to “expand” on the topic that nothing will fly

    Quote: LUCKY777
    Until 2019, much more can be lost. A hundred kilograms of moonstones were lost.

    Did they tell you this or the notorious Mukhin ???
    1. Alf
      Alf 7 December 2017 22: 38
      +1
      The number of launches in 2016 in different countries.
      For the Russian space and rocket industry, the year 2016 was a year of anti-record in the number of space launches. For the first time in decades, Russia completed less than 20 space launches in a year, losing the lead to the United States and China.
      In total, 2016 space launches were made in 17 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the military Plesetsk Cosmodrome (Arkhangelsk Region) and the new Vostochny Cosmodrome (Amur Region), one of which (Soyuz-U rocket on December 1) was emergency.

      Even taking into account the launch of the Proton-M rocket with the US communications satellite EchoStar 28, scheduled for December 21, Russia will not be able to catch up with its competitors, the USA (21 completed launches) and China (20), by the end of the year. For the first time having moved from first place to third, Russia is still ahead of the European Union (10), India (7), Japan (3) and Israel (1).
      In previous years, Russian space launches accounted for from 30% to 40% of the total volume of launch services in the world. Russia was the leader in launches. So, in 2015 Russia had 26 launches (USA - 20, China - 19, EU - 11). In 2014, Russia completed 32 launches (one emergency), the USA - 23, the PRC - 16, the EU - 11.

      In 2016, the Chinese and Americans have already bypassed us, what will happen in 2018?
      What are we proud of?
      1. slipped
        slipped 8 December 2017 00: 15
        +1
        In 2017, Russia, from its cosmodromes, has already completed 17 launches (16 successful + 1 emergency) and 2 launches from the cosmodrome in Kura, 2 more launches are expected by the end of the year - from Baikonur and Plesetsk, the remaining three launches from previously planned this year, carried over to the first quarter of next year.

        In 2017, Russia launched:

        Three manned spacecraft Soyuz MS, one more launch is planned.
        Three transport and cargo ships "Progress MS".
        One medium-sized Earth remote sensing satellite, Canopus-V-IR.
        Seventy-two small commercial spacecraft as a back-loading launch vehicle.
        Three heavy commercial communications satellite of foreign companies.
        One medium-sized commercial satellite of the Earth Remote Sensing Agency of the European Space Agency.
        Four military spacecraft for navigation, communication and reconnaissance, one of which contains a unique subsatellite inspector of other spacecraft, and another one contains the latest heavy geostationary communications platform.

        In addition, one small research satellite launched from the ISS.
  11. cedar
    cedar 8 December 2017 05: 52
    +2
    Quote: Nasr
    Liars here:



    But the plane to Vostochny (at the last unsuccessful launch) cost Roscosmos not 9 rubles of rubles .... yes, they prepared medals ... in advance !!!

    That's where the liars are !!!


    The problems of the East are the problems of the Russian cosmonautics in the conditions of banking capitalism imposed on us and absolutely alien to us, with its absolutely false "morality", which sacredly believes that everything that is beneficial is moral. American "flights" to the moon are evidence of this.
    Eyes to cover up with the East will not work. Not one of our cosmonauts flew from the East, nor from Baikonur, nor from Plesetsk to the moon. And the Americans "flew", spending on these flights ... 39 billion greenery, at current prices - this is for 000 million billion (two hundred billion !!!) greenery. Your 000 lamas of rubles brought out into the world, which in fact are the same dollars, only in the ruble skin, and do not stand close in scale of deception and theft, next to hundreds of billions !!!, the lunar nonsense of the USA stewed to humanity.