March 7, 2017 / 2:02 PM / 5 months ago

Jeff Bezos' rocket company Blue Origin signs Eutelsat as first customer

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March 7 (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin signed its first customer for satellite launch services, inking a deal with Eutelsat Communications SA, Bezos said on Tuesday.

Blue Origin is developing a reusable orbital rocket called New Glenn that is expected to debut before the end of the decade.

“We couldn’t hope for a better first partner,” Bezos said during a keynote address at the Satellite 2017 conference. (Reporting by Mike Stone and Irene Klotz; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)

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