Blue Origin

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Blue Origin is a company that provides spaceflight services. 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.

HQKent, WA, US
Employee Ratings3
Overall CultureB

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)3,509
Job Openings1,045
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Blue Origin

Jeffrey Bezos

Jeffrey Bezos

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, Arlington, Cape Canaveral, Huntsville and in 3 other locations
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Blue Origin Financials and Metrics

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Blue Origin total Funding

$48.7 m

Blue Origin latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

2 years 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

Blue Origin's Vehicles Produced was reported to be 4 in Sep, 2021.
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Blue Origin Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

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Blue Origin Florida, LLC
Blue Origin Texas, LLC

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Blue Origin News and Updates

SpaceX, Blue Origin awarded NASA contracts to develop moon lander concepts for future Artemis missions

NASA has awarded a combined $146 million in contracts to five companies, including SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics, to develop lander concepts as part of the agency’s Artemis program. The awards include $26.5 million to Blue Origin; $40.8 million to Dynetics; $35.2 million to Lockheed Martin; $34.8…

Worldwide Satellite Manufacturing and Launch System Industry to 2026 - Featuring Airbus, Blue Origin and Boeing Among Others

DUBLIN, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Satellite Manufacturing and Launch System Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to's offering. The global satellite manufacturing and launch market...

Blue Origin flies payloads on latest New Shepard flight

Blue Origin launched a New Shepard suborbital vehicle Aug. 25 on a mission carrying research and educational payloads as the company prepares for its next crewed flight. SpaceNews

Watch Blue Origin launch a test of NASA’s future Moon landing tech live

Blue Origin’s last launch was its landmark first human flight, carrying Jeff Bezos, his brother, Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen to suborbital space. Today, it’s flying New Shepard again — without any people on board, this time, but with a key payload from NASA that will test technologies the agency is…

After meeting with ULA and Blue Origin, Air Force secretary cautiously optimistic about Vulcan

Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall on Aug. 24 met with the chiefs executives of United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin and was briefed on the Vulcan Centaur. SpaceNews

Nelson: Blue Origin lawsuit adds further delays to Artemis

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson talks Artemis, HLS, budget prospects and more in an exclusive interview with SpaceNews. 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 3,509 employees.

  • Who are Blue Origin competitors?

    Competitors of Blue Origin include SpaceX, Industrial Manufacturing Company and Virgin Galactic.

  • Where are Blue Origin offices?

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

  • How many offices does Blue Origin have?

    Blue Origin has 7 offices.