Questions tagged [new-shepard]

Vertical takeoff and landing suborbital rocket in development by Blue Origin.

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How are New Shepard's tilting fins and gimbaling nozzle used together (or separately) to control the rocket?

In the beginning of the video Blue Origin New Shepard self-landing rocket launch with 38 research payloads (5/2/2019) the announcer mentions that both the tilting fins and the BE-3 engine nozzle ...
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How does New Shepard Crew Capsule sense proximity to trigger retropropulsion just before impact?

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 ...
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Estimating weight of New Shepard with NS-10 launch data

Looking at data from today's NS-10 launch, I estimated the acceleration early on in the flight between the 10 and 15 sec marks; from about 43 ft/s to 110 ft/s in 5 seconds, which gives roughly 13.4 ...
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How does launching suborbital payloads on New Shepard compare to sounding rockets?

Nine NASA payloads will be launched on the upcoming New Shepard mission (NS-10) into a suborbital trajectory. How does launching them on New Shepard compare to using traditional sounding rockets? Why ...
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Will the New Shepard be able to sit for long holds when filled with passengers?

In the Blue Origin YouTube video Replay of New Shepard Mission 8 Livestream, the first of several hold starts at T- 03:00 when the video is at about ...
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Do Blue Origin's BE-3 engines need to run for 7 seconds to “warm up”?

In the Blue Origin YouTube video Replay of New Shepard Mission 8 Livestream, "command engine start" is heard at T- 00:03, an audible "pop" can be heard at about <...
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Why does Blue Origin land the crew capsule separate from the booster?

New Shepard of Blue Origin separates the crew capsule from the booster. The crew capsule is in free fall for a while, then the parachutes open and finally the landing rockets give a brief impulse to ...
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What happens to Blue Origin's New Shepard capsule if their one engine fails?

What are the plans for the New Shepard capsule if the engine fails near the start of its flight? Are there plans for any sort of ballistic escape like the SpaceX capsule?
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Why does the New Shepard vehicle not have an exhaust trench?

Watching the video of the first Blue Origin New Shepard vehicle launch, it takes off from ground level, and does not seem to have an exhaust trench: Most launchers ...