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CSF Statement on Blue Origin Announcement

Press Release From: Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Posted: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

CSF applauds launch company Blue Origin and commercial communications satellite operator Eutelsat on today's exciting announcement that Blue Origin will launch a Eutelsat satellite on Blue’s New Glenn vehicle. Blue Origin revealed key details about their New Glenn orbital vehicle, including innovative new features that will launch its first commercial satellite customer, Eutelsat, and improve access for commercial satellite customers. The New Glenn is American-made rocket, with a reusable first stage, that will provide reliable, low cost access to space, and help further US preeminence in commercial launch.

"We are excited to see Blue Origin enter the commercial launch market with the American made New Glenn orbital launch system, and their first customer Eutelsat," remarked CSF president Eric Stallmer, adding, "Blue Origin is creating high wage, high tech American jobs that enhance US competitiveness in space. Once again, US private commercial efforts are leading the way in today's space race."

About the Commercial Spaceflight Federation
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is the leading voice for the commercial spaceflight industry. Founded in 2006, CSF and its 70+ members are laying the foundation for a sustainable space economy and democratizing access to space for scientists, students, civilians, and businesses. CSF members are responsible for the creation of thousands of high-tech jobs driven by billions of dollars in investment. Through the promotion of technology innovation, CSF is guiding the expansion of Earth's economic sphere, bolstering U.S. leadership in aerospace, and inspiring America's next generation of engineers and explorers.

For more information please visit www.commercialspaceflight.org or contact Jane Kinney at jane@commercialspaceflight.org.

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