FCC approves 147-satellite plan without adding conditions requested by SpaceX.
Neither Blue Origin nor Boeing has successfully launched a crewed spacecraft to Earth’s orbit.
The company’s primary partner for the station is Sierra Space, a subsidiary of aerospace contractor Sierra Nevada Corporation – with the team also including Boeing, Redwire Space, and Genesis Engineering.
Blue Origin promised United Launch Alliance new engines in time for 2019. It’s already missed that deadline, and 2022 is coming up fast.
Earlier this month, Boeing had to cancel its planned Starliner uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station, after 13 valves in the propulsion system failed to open on command.