March 26, 2024

The Blue Origin University Recruiting Team is thrilled to announce the Blue Ring Competition, an opportunity for students to showcase their creativity and ingenuity in the realm of space technology. We
invite you to participate and submit your proposals.

Expanding upon its mission to build a road to space for the benefit of Earth, Blue Origin has unveiled Blue Ring, a spacecraft platform focused on providing in-space logistics and delivery.
Blue Ring serves commercial and government customers and can support a variety of missions in medium Earth orbit out to the cislunar region and beyond. The platform provides end-to-end services that span
hosting, transportation, refueling, data relay, and logistics, including an “in-space” cloud computing capability. Blue Ring can host payloads of more than 3,000 kg and provides unprecedented delta-V
capabilities and mission flexibility. “Blue Ring addresses two of the most difficult challenges in spaceflight today: growing space infrastructure and increasing mobility on-orbit. We’re offering our customers the ability to easily access and maneuver through a variety of orbits cost-effectively while having access to critical data to ensure a successful mission,” (Paul Ebertz, Senior Vice President of In-Space Systems).

Blue Origin would like to invite current students to share their vision for the future of Blue Ring. The primary objectives for this competition are to:

• Foster Innovation
• Stimulate Research and Development
• Showcase Talent and Imagination

Join us for a live Q&A on March 7th at 1 pm Pacific time using this link:


  • Announce and invite 7 universities to participate on March 5th
  • Virtual Q&A Session March 7th at 1pm PST
  • Deadline for Participants (final submission) April 1st at 5 pm PDT
  • Winners Announced May 1st

All students must be enrolled and seeking an engineering major, undergraduate or graduate, at one of the following institutions: California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Purdue University, Stanford University, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Michigan, and University of Washington.

More information:

Blue Ring Competition Overview (1)

Blue Ring Competition Prompt (1)