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NS-23

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Suborbital

Suborbital West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch Corn Ranch, 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.

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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: 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.

RSS H.G. Wells


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: 22 Failures: 1 Pending: 1

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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Related News

Arstechnica

After a failure 4 months ago, the New Shepard spacecraft remains in limbo

Blue Origin has said nothing publicly about the September failure of New Shepard.

SpaceNews

Blue Origin says still “super early” into New Shepard launch failure investigation

A Blue Origin executive said it’s too soon to conclude what caused the failure of a New Shepard suborbital vehicle on a Sept. 12 flight, playing down any implications for the company’s New Glenn orbital rocket.

Arstechnica

After Blue Origin’s rocket explodes, its spacecraft makes a dramatic escape

There were no passengers on board this uncrewed flight carrying scientific instruments.

SpaceNews

New Shepard suffers in-flight abort on uncrewed suborbital flight

A problem with Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle caused an in-flight flight a minute after liftoff Sept. 12, causing a capsule filled with payloads but not people to fire its launch abort motor and parachute to a safe landing.

Spaceflight Now

Blue Origin capsule escapes rocket failure on uncrewed flight over Texas

The suborbital rocket developed by Jeff Bezos’s space company Blue Origin suffered its first launch failure Monday, when the main engine on the New Shepard booster appeared to cut out about a minute after liftoff from West Texas. The crew …

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