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How does the New Shepard Crew Capsule sense proximity to the ground in order to trigger retropropulsion just before impact?

GIFs from Blue Origin NS-10: New Shepard launch & landing, 23 January 2019

For example, Soyuz uses a gamma ray altimeter for several reasons:

Blue Origin NS-10: New Shepard launch & landing, 23 January 2019

Blue Origin NS-10: New Shepard launch & landing, 23 January 2019

For reference:

Soyuz MS-08 landing

GIF from Soyuz MS-08 landing

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