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Mission NS-24 Updates

Expanding upon its mission to build a road to space for the benefit of Earth, Blue Origin has unveiled Blue Ring, a

NS-24

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Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Suborbital

Suborbital West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch Corn Ranch, Van Horn, TX, USA
NS-4 - Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas

Twenty-fourth flight of New Shepard carrying the same 36 science and research payloads and tens of thousands of postcards from Club For Future that flew on the failed NS-23 flight.

Updates

hitura-nobad • Dec. 19, 2023, 5:01 p.m.

Launch Successful.


hitura-nobad • Dec. 19, 2023, 4:43 p.m.

Liftoff


hitura-nobad • Dec. 19, 2023, 4:39 p.m.

Hold released ~ 16:43 UTC


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-4

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: January 14, 2021
Last Flight: May 19, 2024
Flights: 10
Landings Attempted: 10
Landings Successful: 10
Previous NS-4 Flights

Landing Information

NS4 has land on Corn Ranch Landing Pad after this flight.

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

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

Blue Origin

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CEO: Jeff Bezos Founded: 2000 Successes: 24 Failures: 1 Pending: 2

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.

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