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NS-23

New Shepard

Blue Origin

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

NS-23

Type: Suborbital

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

Location

West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch

Corn Ranch, USA

23 rockets have launched from Corn Ranch, USA.

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

Rocket

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.

Core Landing

NS3 suffered an anomaly during its ninth flight.

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.

Agency

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.

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