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NS-23

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

Twenty-third flight of New Shepard carrying 36 science and research payloads along with tens of thousands of postcards from Club For Future.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 12, 2022, 2:48 p.m.

Launch abort at T+1:05


Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 12, 2022, 2:27 p.m.

Liftoff


Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 12, 2022, 1:07 p.m.

Webcast live


New Shepard

Family:
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
  • 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 suffered an anomaly during its ninth flight.

Result: NS-3 did not land successfully.


In-active Cargo Unmanned
Destination:
Serial Number:

Details

Blue Origin

Blue Origin

(BO)

CEO: Jeff Bezos Founded: 2000 Successes: 23 Failures: 1 Pending: 3

Agency Type:

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.

INFO WIKI

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FAA closes New Shepard mishap investigation

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Sept. 26 it had closed the mishap investigation into a failed launch by Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle more than a year ago, but said the vehicle is not yet cleared to resume flights.

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A year after New Shepard’s accident, Blue Origin may return to flight next month

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Arstechnica

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The company says it intends to return to flight "soon."

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