Type: Test Flight
The first flight of the New Shepard 1 booster. The capsule reached an apogee of 93.5 kilometers.
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West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch
Corn Ranch, USA
23 rockets have launched from Corn Ranch, USA.
New Shepard – Blue Origin
- Family: Blue Origin
- Length: 15 m
- Diameter: 3.7 m
- Launch Mass: 75 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 0 kg
The New Shepard was manufactured by Blue Origin with the first launch on 2015-04-29. New Shepard has 22 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 23 launches. 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.
While the test flight itself was deemed a success, The booster stage crashed on landing and was not recovered due to a failure of hydraulic pressure in the vehicle control system during the descent.
Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas – CR
New Shepard landing site.
Return to Launch Site – RTLS
A return to launch site usually means that after stage separation the booster flips and does a burn back towards the launch site, landing near where it initially launched from.
Blue Origin – BO
- Type: Commercial
- Abbreviation: BO
- Administration: CEO: Jeff Bezos
- Founded: 2000
- Launchers: New Shepard | New Glenn
- Country: USA
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.