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New Shepard Mission NS-13 Live Webcast

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NS-13

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Suborbital

Suborbital West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch Corn Ranch, USA
NS-3 - Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas

This will be the 13th New Shepard mission and the 7th consecutive flight for this particular vehicle (a record), demonstrating its operational reusability. New Shepard will fly 12 commercial payloads to space and back on this mission, including the Deorbit, Descent, and Landing Sensor Demonstration with NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate under a Tipping Point partnership. This is the first payload to fly mounted on the exterior of a New Shepard booster rather than inside the capsule, opening the door to a wide range of future high-altitude sensing, sampling, and exposure payloads.

Launch Infographic

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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-3

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: December 12, 2017
Last Flight: October 13, 2020
Flights: 7
Landings Attempted: 7
Landings Successful: 7
Previous NS-3 Flights

Landing Information

New Shepard has successfully landed after its 7th launch.

Result: Successful Return to Launch Site landing at Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas.

Crew Capsule 2.0-M7


Active Cargo Unmanned Crew Capacity: 1
Destination: Suborbital
Serial Number: M7

Seventh Blue Origin New Shepard Crew Capsule 2.0

Crew Capsule 2.0 Details

Blue Origin

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CEO: Jeff Bezos Founded: 2000 Successes: 13 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

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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Pad: West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch


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