NS-1

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch Corn Ranch, USA
NS-1 - Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas

The first flight of the New Shepard 1 booster. The capsule reached an apogee of 93.5 kilometers.

New Shepard

Family: Blue Origin
Configuration:

The New Shepard reusable launch system is a vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing (VTVL), suborbital manned rocket that is being developed by Blue Origin as a commercial system for suborbital space tourism.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    15.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.7 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    75 T
  • Thrust
    490 kN
Family
  • Name
    New Shepard
  • Family
    Blue Origin
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    New Shepard
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


NS-1


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: April 29, 2015
Last Flight: April 29, 2015
Flights: 1
Landings Attempted: 1

Landing Information

While the test flight itself was deemed a success, The booster stage crashed on landing and was not recovered due to a failure of hydraulic pressure in the vehicle control system during the descent.

Result: NS-1 did not land successfully.

Crew Capsule 1-M1


In-active Cargo Unmanned
Destination: Suborbital
Serial Number: M1

First Blue Origin Crew Capsule.

Crew Capsule 1 Details

Blue Origin

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CEO: Jeff Bezos Founded: 2000 Successes: 20 Failures: 0 Pending: 2

Agency Type: Commercial

Blue Origin is an American privately funded aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company set up by Amazon.com 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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Corn Ranch, USA

West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch


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