Destination: Mars Orbit
Mission: Planetary Science

Mars Orbit Launch Complex 36A Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Maiden flight of Blue Origin's New Glenn launch vehicle carrying the Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers (EscaPADE), a dual-spacecraft mission to study ion and sputtered escape from Mars. The spacecrafts' scientific goals are to understand the processes controlling the structure of Mars' hybrid magnetosphere and how it guides ion flows; understand how energy and momentum are transported from the solar wind through Mars' magnetosphere; and understand the processes controlling the flow of energy and matter into and out of the collisional atmosphere.


Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 21, 2023, 4:45 a.m.

Renamed launch to reflect ESCAPADE as being on first launch of New Glenn.

New Glenn

Family: Blue Origin

The New Glenn is a privately funded orbital launch vehicle in development by Blue Origin. New Glenn is described as a 7-meter-diameter (23 ft), two- or three-stage rocket.

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  • Minimum Stage
  • Max Stage
  • Length
    82.0 m
  • Diameter
    7.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    7.0 m
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
    17100 kN
  • Name
    New Glenn
  • Family
    Blue Origin
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    New Glenn
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    45000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    13000 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Blue Origin

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CEO: Jeff Bezos Founded: 2000 Successes: 23 Failures: 1 Pending: 2

Agency Type: Commercial

Blue Origin is an American privately funded aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company set up by founder Jeff Bezos with its headquarters in Kent, Washington. The company is developing technologies to enable private human access to space with the goal to dramatically lower costs and increase reliability. Blue Origin currently launches its New Shepard sub-orbital vehicle from its West Texas launch site, they are currently constructing a launch pad for their orbital vehicle New Glenn at Cape Canaveral LC-36.


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