Bezos plans to build Orbital Reef in, guess where, orbit.

This is smart of Jeff Bezos. He should stop chasing Elon Musk when it comes to building rockets and concentrate instead on building orbital business parks:

Blue Origin, the spaceflight company founded by Amazon executive chairman Jeff Bezos, has unveiled plans for a space station called Orbital Reef.

The space station would be built to give anyone “the opportunity to establish their own address on orbit” by providing services such as planning, payload development, training, transportation, data analysis and security.

Besides, there’s a LOT of [expletive deleted]ing money in all of that. Which Bezos knows, perfectly well: Amazon makes a metric [expletive deleted]-ton of cash selling services to people*. Expanding that out to LEO seems a reasonable progression. And a good start.

(AVia: @BrianFaughnan)

Moe Lane

*For example: I publish books, remember? Because I don’t! Amazon publishes them, and gives me my cut.

4 thoughts on “Bezos plans to build Orbital Reef in, guess where, orbit.”

  1. I’ll believe it’s more than PR puffery when I start to see some actual progress from Blue Origin. Don’t get me wrong. I’ll be happy if they get a space station up there in short order. But all I’ve really seen from them so far (other than a couple of PR flights) is promises that the company is nowhere near being able to achieve, and lawsuits attempting to revoke contracts that SpaceX has already won.

  2. If two billionaires having a dick measuring contest gets us of this rock, I can live with that

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