Pensacola Used Cars For Sale – Port of Pensacola has a 600-foot visitor that will soon become a landing platform for rockets, but questions remain as to why it exists and for how long it will remain. The 600-foot cargo ship that the Stena Freighter arrived in Port Pensacola on Thursday after carrying out a transatlantic cruise from Portugal.
Blue Origin, a private rocket company started by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, will use the ship as a landing platform for the company’s New Glenn rocket design which is expected to be launched in 2020 for its first test flight. CEO of Blue Origin, Bob Smith, confirmed during the Futures Space Summit on October 10 that Stena Freight would be used to land rockets, according to reports from the technology news website GeekWire.
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The US Air Force announced earlier this month that it would spend up to $ 500 million to launch future national security on the Glenn Blue Origin rocket.
If Blue Origins builds a rocket, it will be the second company to launch rockets that can be reused and land them at sea. SpaceX became the first company to land the first stage rocket on a ship at sea in 2016 when its Falcon 9 rocket landed on an unmanned ship from Course I Still Love You off the coast of Florida.
Unlike SpaceX, rockets that land on stationary barges, Blue Origin rockets will be able to land on a moving ship, Smith said.
The Stena Freighter, built in 2004, has served as a roll-on / roll-off cargo ship, known as a ro-ro ship, and features a large ramp behind where trucks and cars such as cargo can be loaded and lowered.
Stena Line, a European ferry company, owns a vessel before it is sold to Blue Origin.
How long will the ship be in Pensacola and why it is unknown here.
Vernon Stewart, spokesman for the city of Pensacola, referred to questions about the ship to Blue Origin.
Blue Origin does not return Journal News requests for comments.
However, at the City Council meeting on October 11, Jack Burglund with Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services said that it was scheduled to bring seven oil tankers for repairs and repairs to Pensacola Port, the company would immediately announce it. .
All questions to Offshore Inland were directed back to the city of Pensacola, but Burglund’s comments at the City Council on October 11 were in line with the arrival of the Stena Freighter at the port.
“We have very big announcements to make possible this week,” Burglund said at an October 11 meeting. “Unfortunately, both me and Offshore Inland are locked into a non-disclosure where we cannot announce the name of the company, but we signed a contract that will have ships arriving here next week for more than two years. It will work between 50-75 people every day. ”
The crew could be seen in the port loading large pieces of metal onto the ship on Tuesday.
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