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NS-3

New Shepard

Blue Origin

Launch Status
Success

Mission

NS-3

Type: Test Flight

The third test flight of the New Shepard vehicle. It is the first re-use for Blue Origin.

Location

West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch

Corn Ranch, USA

14 rockets have launched from Corn Ranch, USA.

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

Rocket

New Shepard

Length: 15 meters
Diameter: 3.7 meters
First Launch: April 29, 2015

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.

The New Shepard rocket has been launched a total of 14 times with 14 successful and 0 failed launches.

Landing

The NS-2 Booster successfully landed at Corn Ranch Landing Pad.

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

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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