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Redwire to Supply Roll-Out Solar Array for Blue Origin’s Space Mobility Platform

By Rachel Jewett | January 22, 2024

      A rendering of Blue Origin’s Blue Ring space mobility platform. Photo: Blue Origin

      Blue Origin has tapped Redwire Corporation to supply Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) wings for the upcoming space mobility platform. Blue Origin announced the space logistics vehicle Blue Ring in October, and it’s designed to provide in-space services including hosting, transportation, refueling, data relay, and logistics. 

      Redwire announced Monday it has been awarded a contract to develop and deliver four ROSA wings and multiple Argus cameras and Low Voltage Distribution Units (LVDUs) for the Blue Ring. The ROSA wings will power the platform for a variety of missions. ROSA’s also support the International Space Station (ISS) and were used in NASA’s DART spacecraft. Redwire is also building ROSAs to support NASA’s Gateway program. 

      “Redwire is proud to be a key mission enabler for the innovative Blue Ring platform,” said Redwire Chief Growth Officer Mike Gold. “The breadth of capabilities Redwire is providing for Blue Ring leverages decades of spaceflight heritage and a steadfast commitment to innovation and reliability.”