Author Topic: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016  (Read 25223 times)

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Update thread for the latest Blue Origin test.

Article - by Chris Gebhardt:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/06/blue-origin-fourth-consecutive-test-new-shepard/


And for the first time, it's a LIVE WEBCAST!!

Jeff Bezos ‏@JeffBezos  29m29 minutes ago
Trying for 4th flight of same hardware this Friday. Live webcast at http://www.blueorigin.com/  #GradatimFerociter

(Now Sunday)

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Jeff Bezos ‏@JeffBezos  23m23 minutes ago
Flight to test one-chute-out failure scenario & push envelope on booster maneuvers #GradatimFerociter

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #2 on: 06/13/2016 02:14 PM »
Delta IV Heavy, Falcon 9 Return Attempt and Blue Origin Live in the space of one week! :D

 (While the UEFA 2016 is on too! ;) )
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #3 on: 06/13/2016 03:15 PM »
Do we have a launch time? Perhaps made available to us via NOTAMs?
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Delta IV Heavy, Falcon 9 Return Attempt and Blue Origin Live in the space of one week! :D

 (While the UEFA 2016 is on too! ;) )

As terrible as this year has been in other areas, it has been tremendously exciting for spaceflight. May our journey into space always continue to give us such hope!
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #5 on: 06/13/2016 05:41 PM »
The pathfinder experiments on this flight;






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Replacing leaking O-ring in capsule’s nitrogen gas pressurization system. Rescheduling flight to Sunday.

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Jeff Bezos ‏@JeffBezos  2m2 minutes ago
New Shepard launch set for Sunday at 10:15 am ET. Live webcast starts at 9:45 am ET at http://www.blueorigin.com  #GradatimFerociter

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #8 on: 06/17/2016 05:23 PM »
Email update this morning to the mailing list - no new information, but a good summary:

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Watch the fourth flight of the same New Shepard hardware this Sunday. Liftoff is planned for approximately 10:15 am ET and the live webcast starts half an hour earlier at 9:45 am ET at www.blueorigin.com.
 
 On this flight, we’ll intentionally fail one string of parachutes on the capsule. There are three strings of chutes and two of the three should still deploy nominally and, along with our retrothrust system, safely land the capsule. Works on paper, and this test is designed to validate that. We’ll also use this flight to continue pushing the envelope on the booster.
 
 As always, this is a development test flight and anything can happen.
 
 Watching a rocket launch (and rocket landing!) might add a little extra fun with the kids on Father’s Day -- enjoy.
 
 Gradatim Ferociter!
 
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NOTAM is up:

!FDC 6/3481 ZAB NM..AIRSPACE VAN HORN, TX..TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS DUE TO SPACE FLIGHT OPERATIONS WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 17NM RADIUS OF 3127N10446W OR THE SALT FLAT /SFL/ VORTAC 125 DEGREE RADIAL AT 24NM, SFC-UNL. PURSUANT TO 14CFR SECTION 91.143 TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT. AUDREY POWERS, TELEPHONE 432-207-2132, IS IN CHARGE OF OPERATION. ALBUQUERQUE ARTCC /ZAB/, TELEPHONE 505-856-4500, IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. 1606191300-1606212100
I tried it at home


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We're assuming https://www.blueorigin.com/ will change to a player (like Arianespace do) or the notification at the top about a webcast will become clickable closer the time. All a new thing for all concerned!

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Loading propellants. Looking good for this morning’s launch.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #13 on: 06/19/2016 01:34 PM »
Webcast is now up on Blue's youtube channel;

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #14 on: 06/19/2016 01:44 PM »
Two minutes to start of webcast.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #15 on: 06/19/2016 01:46 PM »
Webcast beginning shortly.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #17 on: 06/19/2016 01:54 PM »
Now beginning webcast at 10:00 AM ET

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #18 on: 06/19/2016 01:54 PM »
Webcast starting at 10 am EDT, about six minutes time.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #20 on: 06/19/2016 02:01 PM »
Here we go!
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #21 on: 06/19/2016 02:01 PM »
I guess they don't really have a "launch window" other than daylight!

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #22 on: 06/19/2016 02:01 PM »
Coming out the hanger.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #24 on: 06/19/2016 02:02 PM »
T-0 time seems to have been pushed back by about 20 minutes to 10:35 or so


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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #26 on: 06/19/2016 02:03 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #28 on: 06/19/2016 02:04 PM »
Rotating rocket into position at about 3:30 am. Have skeleton crew.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #31 on: 06/19/2016 02:06 PM »
T-30 minutes. No astros on board. That will be in a year or two.
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Webcast notes it was chilly in the West Texas desert, about "60 or 70 degrees". That's shorts and t-shirt weather in the UK! ;D

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #33 on: 06/19/2016 02:08 PM »
Testing the fins.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #35 on: 06/19/2016 02:09 PM »
T-27 minutes. Testing the landing gear.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #36 on: 06/19/2016 02:09 PM »
Crew capsule and booster have been powered up.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #37 on: 06/19/2016 02:10 PM »
Definitely a used spaceship!
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #38 on: 06/19/2016 02:11 PM »
"low thousands of dollars" to refurbish New Shepherd each flight.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #39 on: 06/19/2016 02:11 PM »
T-25 minutes. Talking about reusability.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #42 on: 06/19/2016 02:13 PM »
T-23 minutes. 50 times cheaper than an orbital launch.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #44 on: 06/19/2016 02:15 PM »
T-20 minutes. Showing a promo.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #45 on: 06/19/2016 02:15 PM »
Live now.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #46 on: 06/19/2016 02:16 PM »
Showing some venting. Weather is go.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #48 on: 06/19/2016 02:18 PM »
 Capsule for this flight still has dummy windows, presumably the same capsule as the previous NS flights and the pad abort test.


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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #50 on: 06/19/2016 02:18 PM »
T-18 minutes. Only need one parachute to land safely.
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Capsule could deploy all three chutes. Aim is for one chute failure test.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #52 on: 06/19/2016 02:19 PM »
T-17 minutes. If there is a problem, then will deploy all three parachutes.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #53 on: 06/19/2016 02:20 PM »
T-16 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #54 on: 06/19/2016 02:21 PM »
T-15 minutes. Windows are painted on. Next capsule will have real windows.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #56 on: 06/19/2016 02:23 PM »
All propellants loaded. Topping off and chilling in.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #57 on: 06/19/2016 02:23 PM »
T-13 minutes. Topping off propellants.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #58 on: 06/19/2016 02:24 PM »
Uuugh, so many American units. This is space, use metric.
Where can I apply for SpaceX fanboy?.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #59 on: 06/19/2016 02:24 PM »
T-12 minutes. Touched up thermal protection foam.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #60 on: 06/19/2016 02:24 PM »
T -14

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #61 on: 06/19/2016 02:25 PM »
T-11 minutes. Talking about crew escape system.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #63 on: 06/19/2016 02:26 PM »
I saw a card or something fly around as the capsule was testing its RCS...

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #64 on: 06/19/2016 02:26 PM »
T-10 minutes. RCS test OK (can hear that being performed).
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #65 on: 06/19/2016 02:27 PM »
T-9 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #66 on: 06/19/2016 02:27 PM »
I saw a card or something fly around as the capsule was testing its RCS...

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #67 on: 06/19/2016 02:27 PM »
Delta IV Heavy, Falcon 9 Return Attempt and Blue Origin Live in the space of one week! :D

 (While the UEFA 2016 is on too! ;) )
Wow. Actually, there's more. What a week!
Ariane and Proton flew within the last 9 days as well.

June 9: Proton Intelsat-31
June 11: Delta 4 Heavy NROL-37
June 15: Falcon 9 - Eutelsat 117W B & ABS 2A
June 18: Ariane 5 Echostar 18 & BRISAT
June 19?: Blue Origin Development flight 4

Ariane, Proton, and D4V within 9 days of each other. Now that's HEAVY!
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #68 on: 06/19/2016 02:28 PM »
Confirmation that this is the same crew capsule used in the abort test.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #69 on: 06/19/2016 02:28 PM »
T-8 minutes. Showing animation of launch.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #70 on: 06/19/2016 02:29 PM »
T-7 minutes. Doing polling. All go for launch.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #71 on: 06/19/2016 02:30 PM »
T-6 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #73 on: 06/19/2016 02:31 PM »
T-5 minutes. Safety and mission assurance embbed at Blue.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #74 on: 06/19/2016 02:32 PM »
T-4 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #75 on: 06/19/2016 02:33 PM »
T-3 minutes. "I'm pumped!"
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #76 on: 06/19/2016 02:34 PM »
Hold!
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #79 on: 06/19/2016 02:34 PM »
There were 2 brief holds in the countdown. Less than 10 seconds each, I think.



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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #82 on: 06/19/2016 02:36 PM »
T-1 minute.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #83 on: 06/19/2016 02:36 PM »
Liftoff!
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LAUNCH!!

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #85 on: 06/19/2016 02:37 PM »
MaxQ.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #87 on: 06/19/2016 02:38 PM »
15 km.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #89 on: 06/19/2016 02:38 PM »
T+2 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #92 on: 06/19/2016 02:39 PM »
Max speed was 2142 mph on ascent according to the webcast.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #93 on: 06/19/2016 02:39 PM »
MECO and separation.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #94 on: 06/19/2016 02:40 PM »
"apogee"

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #95 on: 06/19/2016 02:40 PM »
T+4 minutes. Over 100 km.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #96 on: 06/19/2016 02:41 PM »
Apogee was 331,501 ft. according to webcast. Unclear if booster or capsule.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #97 on: 06/19/2016 02:42 PM »
T+5 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #99 on: 06/19/2016 02:42 PM »
Max speed was 2,502 mph on descent.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #100 on: 06/19/2016 02:42 PM »
T+6 minutes. Entering atmosphere.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #101 on: 06/19/2016 02:43 PM »
Sonic booms heard from the booster and capsule.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #102 on: 06/19/2016 02:44 PM »
Engine ignition and touchdown!
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #105 on: 06/19/2016 02:45 PM »
Chute deploy.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #106 on: 06/19/2016 02:46 PM »
Drogues and main parachutes.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #107 on: 06/19/2016 02:46 PM »
Picture perfect touchdown!
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #110 on: 06/19/2016 02:47 PM »
Pretty clean data set.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #111 on: 06/19/2016 02:48 PM »
9:36 AM Central time liftoff
9:44 Booster touchdown
9:45 Capsule touchdown

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #112 on: 06/19/2016 02:48 PM »
Congrats to Blue for a very pretty test flight. And big thanks for a stable, clear livestream.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #113 on: 06/19/2016 02:48 PM »
Coming up soon test of inflight safety system.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #114 on: 06/19/2016 02:49 PM »
Apogee of 331,501 ft or 101,042 m (if I heard right).
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #115 on: 06/19/2016 02:49 PM »
Many congratulations to Blue Origin for a perfect and spectacular test launch. This was seriously cool to watch!  :D

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #116 on: 06/19/2016 02:50 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #118 on: 06/19/2016 02:51 PM »
End of webcast.

A big congratulations to Blue Origin for the successful test flight! Also a big thanks for showing this live!
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #119 on: 06/19/2016 02:53 PM »
This is about the fourth or so time I've said it this year: "Now we are living in the future!" Nice system, good development philosophy, great execution, and commendable effort, Blue Origin. Congratulations!
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #120 on: 06/19/2016 02:55 PM »
 Congrats to Blue Origin and thanks for the new openness, their focus seems to be on refinement over raw power and it was looking pretty refined today.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #121 on: 06/19/2016 02:56 PM »
Big thanks to Blue Origin for the webcast, and especially for doing the on-screen graphics the right way, on the sides of the wide-screen HD image so that we could actually see the mostly-vertical launch vehicle in the middle.  Are you paying attention SpaceX and ISRO?

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #122 on: 06/19/2016 02:57 PM »
Congratulations on a terrific launch.  This is what spaceflight is supposed to be like.

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Congrats Blue. Great webcast, look forward to more nominal missions.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #124 on: 06/19/2016 03:01 PM »

 
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Well defined engineering work  ;)
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #125 on: 06/19/2016 03:03 PM »
Congratulations, BO. :)

However, the SpaceX live coverage has a far higher quality. Not a single live shot from space here, they didn't even show a video from a previous launch. At BO the view of earth from space doesn't seem to be important. Don't they plan to fly people up there? And they aren't even showing the main attraction?
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #126 on: 06/19/2016 03:06 PM »
congratulations on the smooth mission and the nice webcast, and for giving us a peak into the procedures! especially the few very short holds which are instantly resolved where very interesting...


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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #127 on: 06/19/2016 03:11 PM »
Congratulations, BO. :)

However, the SpaceX live coverage has a far higher quality. Not a single live shot from space here, they didn't even show a video from a previous launch. At BO the view of earth from space doesn't seem to be important. Don't they plan to fly people up there? And they aren't even showing the main attraction?

Guess: All previous views were from onboard cameras without transmitters. Most likely they simply have no live video feed from the onboard cameras. Cheaper.
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Congratulations, BO. :)

However, the SpaceX live coverage has a far higher quality. Not a single live shot from space here, they didn't even show a video from a previous launch. At BO the view of earth from space doesn't seem to be important. Don't they plan to fly people up there? And they aren't even showing the main attraction?
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #129 on: 06/19/2016 03:46 PM »
Watching that live was ten times better than watching a replay! Thanks for the webcast!

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What was the BO estimate of price per passenger for tourism flight

Edit: in the discussion thread. 250-300k
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #131 on: 06/19/2016 04:09 PM »
Congrats to BO for the successful test launch and landings.   8)
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #132 on: 06/19/2016 04:24 PM »
Congrats to Blue for another successful launch and landing. 
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #133 on: 06/19/2016 04:32 PM »
Big thanks to Blue Origin for the webcast, and especially for doing the on-screen graphics the right way, on the sides of the wide-screen HD image so that we could actually see the mostly-vertical launch vehicle in the middle.  Are you paying attention SpaceX and ISRO?

 - Ed Kyle

A vertical graphic is appropriate for an entirely vertical flight profile.  Falcon 9 has a predominantly horizontal flight so it is more intuitive to have a horizontal timeline  ;D

Congratulations to BO and thanks for the live broadcast demonstrating a very cool machine.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #134 on: 06/19/2016 04:47 PM »
Congratulations on the successful flight and test, and thank you for the live coverage, Blue!

A vertical graphic is appropriate for an entirely vertical flight profile.  Falcon 9 has a predominantly horizontal flight so it is more intuitive to have a horizontal timeline  ;D

Blue even gets double duty out of the vertical timeline, since what goes up must come down. Wouldn't work well for orbital launch especially one with coast phase(s).

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #135 on: 06/19/2016 04:49 PM »
Congrats BO on yet another picture perfect flight and a sincere thank you for opening things up and letting us see it happen live! Awesome webcast BO!

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #136 on: 06/19/2016 04:52 PM »
New Shepard and Falcon 9 are apples and oranges.  It's nice to have both.  Congratulations, Blue Origin, and thanks for the webcast!
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #137 on: 06/19/2016 05:28 PM »
Was an enjoyable watch just wish I could have been onboard. Congratulations to BO.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #138 on: 06/19/2016 05:39 PM »
Good job B.O ! Race to space is only beginning, but nothing will stop it - not even ISIS, populism, or global warming.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #139 on: 06/19/2016 08:36 PM »
Congratulations Blue!

Great to see the new openness to showing this live as a webcast.  Keep up the incremental and iterative test program.  Look forward to seeing the second New Shepherd flying soon.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #140 on: 06/19/2016 08:47 PM »
Back of the net!! That was awesome to watch and it's great to see Blue get more and more experience with reusing actual flight hardware. It will greatly help them design their orbital system. I'm still devastated about the Falcon 9 pancaking on the deck of OCISLY (And having to wait a month till next Falcon 9 launch) but this was a nice way to finish the week! :D 

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #141 on: 06/19/2016 09:13 PM »
Highlight video from BO...

Flight Four – One Chute Out

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Published on Jun 19, 2016
New Shepard flew again on June 19, 2016, reaching an apogee of 331,504 feet (101.042 kilometers). It was the fourth flight with this booster and the sixth flight of this capsule. This time, we intentionally did not deploy one of three parachutes on the capsule and proved we could softly land with only two of them open. We’ve designed the capsule to have one or two levels of redundancy in every system needed for crew safety, including the separation systems, parachutes, reaction control thrusters, landing retro-thrusters, flight computers, and power systems. We also changed the ascending trajectory of the booster to adopt a more aggressive tilt towards our landing pad to the north after liftoff. We did this maneuver to test the ascent trajectory we will use during Transonic Escape Test, planned for later this year. During Transonic Escape Test, we will intentionally fire the capsule’s solid-rocket escape motor in-flight at transonic speeds to divert and propel it away from a fully thrusting booster and demonstrate we can safely recover the capsule.

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Congratulations, BO. :)

However, the SpaceX live coverage has a far higher quality. Not a single live shot from space here, they didn't even show a video from a previous launch. At BO the view of earth from space doesn't seem to be important. Don't they plan to fly people up there? And they aren't even showing the main attraction?

But if they add onboard cameras and new views each launch then it will help maintain excitement for subsequent launches.
Spacex seems to be doing the same, every launch we get to see a new view. Good marketing in my opinion.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #143 on: 06/20/2016 12:18 AM »
Congrats to Blue, great show today!

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #144 on: 06/20/2016 01:25 AM »
Congratulations, BO. :)

However, the SpaceX live coverage has a far higher quality. Not a single live shot from space here, they didn't even show a video from a previous launch. At BO the view of earth from space doesn't seem to be important. Don't they plan to fly people up there? And they aren't even showing the main attraction?

But if they add onboard cameras and new views each launch then it will help maintain excitement for subsequent launches.
Spacex seems to be doing the same, every launch we get to see a new view. Good marketing in my opinion.


maybe Blue was more interested in the science projects running?

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #145 on: 06/20/2016 03:56 AM »
Congratulations, BO. :)

However, the SpaceX live coverage has a far higher quality. Not a single live shot from space here, they didn't even show a video from a previous launch. At BO the view of earth from space doesn't seem to be important. Don't they plan to fly people up there? And they aren't even showing the main attraction?

But if they add onboard cameras and new views each launch then it will help maintain excitement for subsequent launches.
Spacex seems to be doing the same, every launch we get to see a new view. Good marketing in my opinion.
maybe Blue was more interested in the science projects running?
They can walk and chew gum at the same time.....

Nice webcast, understandably over-the-top comments, nice to see the objectives met.
And they should start using SI units.  Enough with the miles per hour and feet.
I look forward to seeing a capsule with real windows (I think they showed a still of one.) and occupied seats.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #146 on: 06/20/2016 06:04 AM »
Very nice, Blue!  It will be interesting to see what happens to Virgin Galactic, once New Shepard is flying passengers.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #147 on: 06/20/2016 07:50 AM »
Big thanks to Blue Origin for the webcast, and especially for doing the on-screen graphics the right way, on the sides of the wide-screen HD image so that we could actually see the mostly-vertical launch vehicle in the middle.  Are you paying attention SpaceX and ISRO?

 - Ed Kyle

I, on the other hand, think a vertical bar is great for a vertical flight while a horizontal bar makes more sense for an orbital launch.

Anyway, my respect for Blue Origin has grown a lot with this webcast. They are a small but very professional company doing things the right way. I'm really interested to see how their orbital flyback booster will incorporate all the technologies developed in New Shepard.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #148 on: 06/20/2016 08:55 AM »
Congrats BO! :) One company's successful flight means another win for the spaceflight industry, keep it up! 8)
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« Reply #149 on: 06/20/2016 10:37 AM »
Well done to broadcast live and congrats on a flawless flight.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #150 on: 06/20/2016 12:48 PM »
Congratulations, BO. :)

However, the SpaceX live coverage has a far higher quality. Not a single live shot from space here, they didn't even show a video from a previous launch. At BO the view of earth from space doesn't seem to be important. Don't they plan to fly people up there? And they aren't even showing the main attraction?

Blue also hasn't the benefit of established high-altitude tracking cameras from a launch range that's existed since the 1950s that TORC uses. Please appreciate what we receive.

I was enjoying my birthday gift Sunday: A visit to the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton. So I missed this one live. Congratulations to Blue for not only the flight test but a little more openness. We didn't like to talk about your works in hushed whispers here as long as we did.
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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #151 on: 07/20/2016 04:53 PM »
Email update from Bezos;
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On our most recent flight, we performed a test to prove the Crew Capsule could safely land with only two of its three parachutes open. On a nominal flight with all three parachutes deployed, the capsule descends at about 16 mph before firing a retrorocket just a few feet above the ground.  This retrorocket firing is what creates the large cloud of dust you see just before the capsule lands, and slows the capsule down to 3 mph before it touches the ground. This last bit of speed is absorbed by a ring shaped crushable bumper made of aluminum honeycomb material mounted on the bottom of the capsule. The ring is made of eight segments.

On this last mission, with one chute intentionally failed, the capsule was descending at 23 mph before firing its retrorocket. The retrorocket took out most of that velocity, and the crushable ring did the rest of the job. Below, you can see a couple of pictures of the crushable after the flight test. The first picture shows it mounted under the vehicle after we lifted it off the ground post-flight. The second picture shows a side view of the eight segments after we removed them from the vehicle. Even with one chute out, the crushable barely crushed. When new, the crushable is about 5.5 inches high and can crush down to less than one inch high, providing a constant deceleration force as it crushes. After the mission, the crushable was still over 5 inches high along nearly the entire circumference of the ring.

We’ve designed the capsule to ensure astronaut safety not just for a failure of one parachute, but even for a failure of two parachutes. In addition to the retrorocket system and the crushable ring, there is an energy absorbing mechanism mounted underneath each seat.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #152 on: 07/20/2016 11:28 PM »
Hm, wouldn't the idea behind a crushable structure to have it absorb energy. And if it doesn't crush, wouldn't that mean it didn't absorb the energy?
Or do they want to indicate the touchdown velocity was lower than expected?

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #153 on: 07/20/2016 11:38 PM »
Hm, wouldn't the idea behind a crushable structure to have it absorb energy. And if it doesn't crush, wouldn't that mean it didn't absorb the energy?
Or do they want to indicate the touchdown velocity was lower than expected?
Given they're talking about NS being able to land with two parachutes out, I think the aim is to show there's still a lot of margin in the system after a one chute out event.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #154 on: 07/21/2016 09:11 PM »
Hm, wouldn't the idea behind a crushable structure to have it absorb energy. And if it doesn't crush, wouldn't that mean it didn't absorb the energy?
Or do they want to indicate the touchdown velocity was lower than expected?

...or the touchdown velocity was as low as they expected and that these crush structures are there for additional margin - which wasn't needed with one-chute-out.

(it is supposed to be survivable with two chutes out, which is quite a feat)

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #155 on: 07/21/2016 10:03 PM »
Hm, wouldn't the idea behind a crushable structure to have it absorb energy. And if it doesn't crush, wouldn't that mean it didn't absorb the energy?
Or do they want to indicate the touchdown velocity was lower than expected?

...or the touchdown velocity was as low as they expected and that these crush structures are there for additional margin - which wasn't needed with one-chute-out.

(it is supposed to be survivable with two chutes out, which is quite a feat)


Not a feat; the Apollo CM was designed for the same requirement and survived a chute stream on Apollo 15.

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Re: LIVE: Blue Origin Developmental Flight - June 19, 2016
« Reply #156 on: 07/23/2016 01:20 AM »
Hm, wouldn't the idea behind a crushable structure to have it absorb energy. And if it doesn't crush, wouldn't that mean it didn't absorb the energy?
Or do they want to indicate the touchdown velocity was lower than expected?

...or the touchdown velocity was as low as they expected and that these crush structures are there for additional margin - which wasn't needed with one-chute-out.

(it is supposed to be survivable with two chutes out, which is quite a feat)


Not a feat; the Apollo CM was designed for the same requirement and survived a chute stream on Apollo 15.
True, Gary. But to be completely fair, they did splash into the water and did not land on land.

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