Blue Origin

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Blue Origin is an aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company. It designs, develops, and manufactures reusable launch vehicles, propulsion systems, and rocket engines for commercial, civil, national security, and human spaceflight. The company aims to enable humanity to access space to expand, explore, and find new energy and material resources.

TypePrivate
Founded2000
HQKent, WA, US
Websiteblueorigin.com
Employee Ratings3
Overall CultureA

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)3,081(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Blue Origin

Jeffrey Bezos

Jeffrey Bezos

Founder
Bob Smith

Bob Smith

Chief Executive Officer
Susan Knapp

Susan Knapp

Chief Financial Officer
Terry Benedict

Terry Benedict

Chief Operating Officer
Will Longman

Will Longman

Chief Information Security Officer
Bretton Alexander

Bretton Alexander

Vice President, Government Sales
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Blue Origin Office Locations

Blue Origin has offices in Kent, Merritt Island, Arlington, Cape Canaveral and in 3 other locations
Kent, WA, US (HQ)
21218 76th Ave S
Merritt Island, FL, US
8082 Space Commerce Way
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Blue Origin Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2000

Blue Origin total Funding

$48.7 m

Blue Origin latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Blue Origin investors

Blue Origin's latest funding round in September 2019 was reported to be $10 m. In total, Blue Origin has raised $48.7 m
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Blue Origin Operating Metrics

Dec, 2017Apr, 2018Jul, 2018Jan, 2019May, 2019Dec, 2019Mar, 2020Nov, 2020

New Shepard Test Flights to Date

7 8 9 10 11 12

Patents (US)

18 19

Patent Applications (US)

10 10

Trademarks (US)

54 56
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Blue Origin Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Blue Origin Florida, LLC
Blue Origin International, LLC
Blue Origin, LLC
Blue Origin Texas, LLC

Blue Origin Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

94/100

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Blue Origin Online and Social Media Presence

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Blue Origin Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A

    82/100

  • CEO Rating

    C

    67/100

  • Compensation

    B+

    78/100

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Blue Origin News and Updates

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin aims to fly first passengers on its space tourism rocket as early as April

Jeff Bezos' private space company Blue Origin aims to carry its first passengers on a ride to the edge of space in a few months.

Blue Origin launches New Shepard vehicle intended for crewed flights

Blue Origin flew a new model of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Jan. 14, a flight the company says brings it “really close” to finally flying people. SpaceNews

Blue Origin Launches And Lands Its First Space Tourism Rocket Of The Year, With Human Flights In Sight

Jeff Bezos’ private spaceflight company Blue Origin has successfully launched and landed its New Shepard vehicle on its latest mission, NS-14, with hopes that human flights can begin soon.

Blue Origin successfully launches and lands key crew capsule test in first mission of 2021

Blue Origin launched its first mission of 2021, flying its New Shepard rocket in West Texas to a medium height of just over 350,000 feet. This is the first flight for this particular booster, and for the capsule it carried, which was equipped with a range of new passenger safety, control and comfort…

Watch Blue Origin launch a rocket with an upgraded crew capsule live

Blue Origin is launching its New Shepard suborbital rocket for the first time in 2021, with a liftoff planned for 9:45 AM CST (10:45 AM EST/7:45 AM PST) from its launch facility in West Texas. This is the 14th flight of New Shepard, and it includes some key testing activities for Blue Origin in prep…

Blue Origin preparing for next New Shepard flight

Blue Origin is gearing up for the next test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle as soon as Jan. 14. SpaceNews
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Blue Origin Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Blue Origin founded?

    Blue Origin was founded in 2000.

  • Who are Blue Origin key executives?

    Blue Origin's key executives are Jeffrey Bezos, Bob Smith and Susan Knapp.

  • How many employees does Blue Origin have?

    Blue Origin has 3,081 employees.

  • Who are Blue Origin competitors?

    Competitors of Blue Origin include Virgin Galactic, Northrop Grumman and SpaceX.

  • Where is Blue Origin headquarters?

    Blue Origin headquarters is located at 21218 76th Ave S, Kent.

  • Where are Blue Origin offices?

    Blue Origin has offices in Kent, Merritt Island, Arlington, Cape Canaveral and in 3 other locations.

  • How many offices does Blue Origin have?

    Blue Origin has 7 offices.