Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket [engadget.com] just became more tangible. The company has officially started [ulalaunch.com] construction on a factory in Huntsville, Alabama that will produce the BE-4 engines powering both New Glenn and United Launch Alliance's Vulcan Centaur [engadget.com]. It'll also make the BE-3U engines used for New Glenn's second stage. While it's not clear when the factory will start making rockets, Blue Origin expects to complete development later in 2019.
Both New Glenn and Vulcan Centaur are expected to launch in 2021.
Previously: Blue Origin Will Build its Rocket Engine in Alabama [soylentnews.org]
NASA Opens Door to Possibly Lowering SLS Cost Using Blue Origin's Engines [soylentnews.org]
Blue Origin to Compete to Launch U.S. Military Payloads [soylentnews.org]
Blue Origin Wins Contract to Supply United Launch Alliance With BE-4 Rocket Engines [soylentnews.org]