Rockets aren’t on time very often. Delays getting things to orbit is an “under-appreciated” problem in the industry.
“It really snarls things up and costs the payload customers a lot of money,” Bezos said.
He added that Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket is designed to change all that. And it was designed to be reusable because it can bring down launch prices.
The latter point is something Elon Musk’s SpaceX has harped on for a long time – and his company has already been sending its reusable rockets to space and back for years.
Like every other rocket builder currently operating, SpaceX is also known to delay its launches for various reasons, like weather or hardware issues.
Blue Origin is well underway developing on New Glenn, which is expected to launch for the first time in 2021.