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NS-5

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch Corn Ranch, USA NS5
NS-2 - Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas

Fifth flight for Blue Origin. The NS-5 mission successfully landed the core stage and tested a capsule landing with one parachute cut.

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-2

Status: Retired


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: November 23, 2015
Last Flight: October 5, 2016
Flights: 5
Landings Attempted: 5
Landings Successful: 5
Previous NS-2 Flights

Landing Information

The first stage successfully landed for the fourth time

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

Crew Capsule 1-M5


In-active Cargo Unmanned
Destination: None
Serial Number: M5

Fifth Blue Origin New Shepard Crew Capsule.

Crew Capsule 1 Details

Blue Origin

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CEO: Jeff Bezos Founded: 2000 Successes: 14 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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Corn Ranch, USA

West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch


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