Blue Origin rocket New Shephard NS-10 to be launched on Monday

By Vignesh Giridharan | Updated Jan 19 2019
Blue Origin rocket New Shephard NS-10 to be launched on Monday
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This will be Blue Origin’s third attempt to launch its reusable rocket into space.

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Highlights:

  • Blue Origin will launch the New Shephard NS-10 rocket on Monday (Jan 21)
  • The rocket is carrying eight NASA-sponsored payloads
  • A crewed New Shephard mission will take place later this year

 

Do you remember Blue Origin’s test rocket, New Shephard NS-10—the one that was originally scheduled to be launched on December 18 last year but was cancelled because of a “ground infrastructure issue”? Blue Origin says it has fixed everything now and has set a launch date of January 21 for the rocket. Come Monday afternoon (15:00 hours UTC), the privately owned space agency’s tenth New Shephard rocket will take off from the Corn Ranch spaceport, Van Horn, Texas.

According to a news release by the Jeff Bezos-owned space agency, New Shephard NS-10 will carry eight NASA-sponsored payloads to space. They include the Modal Propellant Gauging experiment (from Carthage College Space Sciences Program), the Vibration Isolation Platform (by Controlled Dynamics, Inc.), the EM Field experiment (from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab), the Flow Boiling in Microgap Coolers experiment (from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), the Zero-Gravity Green Propellant Management Technology (from Purdue University), the Collisions Into Dust Experiment (from University of Central Florida), and the Validating Telemetric Imaging Hardware for Crew-Assisted and Crew-Autonomous Biological Imaging in Suborbital Applications experiment (from University of Florida).

This isn’t the first time the New Shephard NS-10 is facing a delayed launch. It was originally supposed to lift off on December 18, 2018 but was pushed to December 21, following a “ground infrastructure issue”. Eventually, when the day came, Blue Origin changed the target to “early 2019”, citing “additional systems need to be addressed” as the reason for the extended delay. It appears the private space agency is finally prepared to launch its rocket.

New Shephard is a vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing (VTVL) reusable crewed rocket designed for suborbital space tourism by Blue Origin. Its name is a reference to Alan Shephard, the first American astronaut to enter space. The propulsion module uses a Blue Origin BE-3 bipropellant rocket engine that burns liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen. Though the New Shephard NS-10 mission is uncrewed (like the agency’s previous missions), a crewed mission is expected to take place later this year.

 

Related Read: SpaceX, Blue Origin cancel their rocket launches again

 

 

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