Tag: New Shepard

  • Blue Origin completes 9th New Shepard Test Flight

    Blue Origin completed their 9th test flight of New Shepard from their launch site in West Texas. For this test, Blue Origin tested the Capsule Escape Motor approximately 20 seconds after separation┬áto determine how the Solid Rocket Motor operates at that attitude. There was some concern that the test could cause issues for the booster…

  • Blue Origin launches 8th New Shepard

    Last Sunday Blue Origin successfully launched their 8th New Shepard mission as they continue their march towards sub-orbital crewed missions. This was the first launch of 2018 for Blue Origin and was announced several days before by Jeff Bezo’s via Twitter. Once launched the booster successfully deployed the crew capsule before coming back for a…

  • Blue Origin Launches New Shepard

    Blue Origin completed the first test flight of there New Shepard rocket yesterday, the New Shepard rocket uses their BE-3 engine which recently completed testing. ┬áThe rocket is design to be fully re-usable, unfortunately they were not able to recover the main stage this time due to a hydraulic issue after the crew capsule was…