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New Shepard Mission NS-17 Launch Updates

The First Human Flight crew at a post-flight press conference after a successful flight to space and back. (July 20, 2021) Blue Origin safely launches four commercial astronauts to space and back Blue Origin successfully completed New Shepard’s first human flight today with four private citizens...

NS-17

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Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Suborbital

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

Seventeenth flight of New Shepard. It will carry a second NASA lunar landing technology demonstration on the exterior of the booster, 18 commercial payloads inside the crew capsule, and an art installation on the exterior of the capsule.

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Updates

Nosu • Aug. 23, 2021, 6:09 p.m.

Launch delayed by 24 hours


Nosu • Aug. 18, 2021, 5:26 p.m.

Adding launch


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: Destroyed


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: December 12, 2017
Last Flight: September 12, 2022
Flights: 9
Landings Attempted: 9
Landings Successful: 8
Previous NS-3 Flights

Landing Information

NS3 successfully landed at Corn Ranch Landing Pad after its eighth flight.

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

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Active Human Rated Unmanned Crew Capacity: 6
Destination: Suborbital
Serial Number: 2.0-1

Second New Shepard capsule. It is dedicated to uncrewed flights.

Crew Capsule 2.0 Details

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 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, Van Horn, TX, USA

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