Multipurpose commercial space station project with Blue Origin, Boeing, etc. | Reuters

On October 25, the space company Blue Origin, owned by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, announced plans to develop a commercial space station, Orbital Reef, in collaboration with US aircraft giant Boeing. .. The photo shows the Blue Origin facility near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Taken in March 2019 (2021 Reuters / Mike Blake)

[Reuters]–Blue Origin, a space company owned by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, plans to develop a commercial space station “Orbital Reef” on the 25th in collaboration with US aircraft giant Boeing. announced. Aiming for launch in the latter half of the 2020s.

Sierra Nevada Corporation, a US defense contractor, will also participate in the project as a partner in the space division Sierra Space. It will also support space-related Red Wire Space, Genesis Engineering Solutions, and Arizona State University.

According to Blue Origin and Sierra Space, the space station operates as a “business park for a variety of purposes.” Provide infrastructure for commercial activities and new market development in space. The station is designed to accept all users, including space-related organizations and organizations, high-tech business alliances, countries that do not have their own space plans, media and travel agencies, entrepreneurs and investors.

Sierra announced plans to offer its first commercial space station in April.

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