Questions tagged [nonstandard-payload]

Payloads (cargo) that are launched for unusual reasons. Use this tag to discuss payloads that are not normal for space-bound vehicles.

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Is New Shepard an orbit-capable first stage? Could an (albeit small) 2nd stage with propulsion be put on top that could put a smallsat into orbit?

This answer to How is New Shepard the first suborbital booster to successfully perform a powered vertical soft landing? discusses a potential differentiation between Falcon 9's first successful ...