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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #40 on: 12/18/2018 11:24 pm »
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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #41 on: 01/08/2019 03:31 pm »
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1082675853820076035

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Blue Origin’s Ariane Cornell at #AIAASciTech panel this morning: we are aiming to fly people early in 2019, but only do it when we’re ready. We’re not selling tickets yet and we have not selected a price yet.

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Cornell adds the next New Shepard launch is coming up “relatively soon”; that was scheduled for last month but postponed, with no new date announced. #AIAASciTech

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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #42 on: 01/16/2019 04:43 pm »


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Published on 16 Jan 2019
The more we fly the better we get. Safety and reliability are paramount. Our rigorous test program with New Shepard is putting the vehicle through the paces. We have successfully completed several crew capsule escape tests showing that our astronauts will be safe in any phase of flight. In addition to our test program, our payloads program is driving more flights of the system as we iterate on operations and technology in preparation for human spaceflight. All the learnings from the New Shepard program are being flowed into New Glenn development as we scale up our capabilities to serve the orbital market. Visit us at www.blueorigin.com to learn more.
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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #43 on: 01/24/2019 01:17 am »


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When we delivered New Shepard PM 4 to our West Texas launch site in December, it was the first time we had two rockets in the barn in Texas. We’re building our fleet of versatile reusable launch vehicles step-by-step as we move towards operations.

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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #44 on: 01/24/2019 01:18 am »


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New Shepard’s reusability is lowering launch costs and creating routine access to space. Lowering the cost of microgravity research increases the opportunities for universities, government researchers and entrepreneurs to test payloads and technologies in space.

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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #45 on: 01/24/2019 06:48 am »


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We have a lean and mighty team in mission control on launch day – about 30 people who operate New Shepard. Meet our teammate Laura who, like all of us at Blue, is focused on lowering the cost of access to space.

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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #46 on: 02/19/2019 01:22 am »
Blue Origin now asking people to register their interest in New Shepard flights:

https://www.blueorigin.com/new-shepard/become-an-astronaut/reserve-a-seat

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You can start your journey now by filling in the following information. By providing your information here, you’ll receive early access to pricing information and tickets when we open reservations. Our New Shepard space vehicle will carry a new generation of explorers and adventurers – we’re looking forward to flying with you!

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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #47 on: 02/20/2019 10:16 pm »
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Bezos emphasizes altitude advantage of New Shepard over SpaceShipTwo
by Jeff Foust — February 20, 2019

NEW YORK — As Blue Origin prepares to start flying people on its New Shepard suborbital vehicle, the company’s founder says the altitude the vehicle can reach will put it at an advantage over Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.

https://spacenews.com/bezos-emphasizes-altitude-advantage-of-new-shepard-over-spaceshiptwo/

Jeff Bezos confirms they expect to fly people this year. He also points out New Shepard goes above the Karman line and that SS2 hasn’t yet and says:

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“We’ve always had as our mission that we wanted to fly above the Karman Line, because we didn’t want there to be any asterisks next to your name about whether you’re an astronaut or not,”

Ouch!

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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #48 on: 02/21/2019 04:11 am »
Please remember that this is an updates thread.  Take the is-it-space-or-not debates to a discussion thread.
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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #49 on: 02/24/2019 07:46 am »
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Bezos emphasizes altitude advantage of New Shepard over SpaceShipTwo
by Jeff Foust — February 20, 2019

NEW YORK — As Blue Origin prepares to start flying people on its New Shepard suborbital vehicle, the company’s founder says the altitude the vehicle can reach will put it at an advantage over Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.

https://spacenews.com/bezos-emphasizes-altitude-advantage-of-new-shepard-over-spaceshiptwo/

Jeff Bezos confirms they expect to fly people this year. He also points out New Shepard goes above the Karman line and that SS2 hasn’t yet and says:

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“We’ve always had as our mission that we wanted to fly above the Karman Line, because we didn’t want there to be any asterisks next to your name about whether you’re an astronaut or not,”

Ouch!

Business Insider has more detail (almost a transcription) of Bezos’ remarks the other day:

https://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-wings-club-presentation-transcript-2019-2

More New Shepard related details:

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The booster is performing very well, and we now have two boosters there in Texas for the first time.

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We will fly one flight this year — humans, I mean — but we will fly when we're ready.

Only one flight?!
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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #50 on: 03/27/2019 12:50 am »
0536-EX-ST-2019
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Please explain the purpose of operation:    This application is for Flight #13 of the New Shepard space launch booster and capsule; receipt of telemetry data from the vehicles during flight.
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Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date:   07/15/2019
Operation End Date:   01/15/2020

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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #51 on: 03/27/2019 02:12 am »
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Please explain the purpose of operation:    This application is for Flight #13 of the New Shepard space launch booster and capsule; receipt of telemetry data from the vehicles during flight.
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Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date:   07/15/2019
Operation End Date:   01/15/2020
I'm not sure I get what this means.

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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #52 on: 03/27/2019 02:19 am »
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Please explain the purpose of operation:    This application is for Flight #13 of the New Shepard space launch booster and capsule; receipt of telemetry data from the vehicles during flight.
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Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date:   07/15/2019
Operation End Date:   01/15/2020
I'm not sure I get what this means.

The 13th flight of New Shephard is NET July 15.  (Which based on their historical cadence seems wildly optimistic if they still plan to launch NS-11 and NS-12.)

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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #53 on: 03/27/2019 02:28 am »
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Please explain the purpose of operation:    This application is for Flight #13 of the New Shepard space launch booster and capsule; receipt of telemetry data from the vehicles during flight.
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Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date:   07/15/2019
Operation End Date:   01/15/2020
I'm not sure I get what this means.

The 13th flight of New Shephard is NET July 15.  (Which based on their historical cadence seems wildly optimistic if they still plan to launch NS-11 and NS-12.)
Lol, I thought 2019 was last year, oops.

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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #54 on: 07/23/2019 06:41 pm »
https://www.axios.com/blue-origin-test-flights-9dc5d8e1-1bfe-4d21-a3c1-683a6f2e9c00.html
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Blue Origin is 2 test flights away from flying people to suborbital space by the end of the year, CEO Bob Smith told Axios.

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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #55 on: 07/23/2019 08:09 pm »
https://www.axios.com/blue-origin-test-flights-9dc5d8e1-1bfe-4d21-a3c1-683a6f2e9c00.html
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Blue Origin is 2 test flights away from flying people to suborbital space by the end of the year, CEO Bob Smith told Axios.

Hmm, they changed it:

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1153756723334852609

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Update: Axios updated the quote to say "a few" rather than "two." So we'll see! Doing three flights before the end of the year would be hard but any more seems to make flying people this year out of the question.

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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #56 on: 07/24/2019 09:21 am »
https://www.axios.com/blue-origin-test-flights-9dc5d8e1-1bfe-4d21-a3c1-683a6f2e9c00.html
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Blue Origin is 2 test flights away from flying people to suborbital space by the end of the year, CEO Bob Smith told Axios.

It's been well over three months since the last test flight. With a few more test flights to go before a crewed launch, 2019 looks extremely unlikely.

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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #57 on: 07/24/2019 06:43 pm »
https://www.axios.com/blue-origin-test-flights-9dc5d8e1-1bfe-4d21-a3c1-683a6f2e9c00.html
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Blue Origin is 2 test flights away from flying people to suborbital space by the end of the year, CEO Bob Smith told Axios.

It's been well over three months since the last test flight. With a few more test flights to go before a crewed launch, 2019 looks extremely unlikely.

I have it from a good source that it is not "extremely unlikely" but "absolutely out of the question".
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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #58 on: 07/24/2019 06:52 pm »
Do we know what they still have to do to prepare for crewed flights?
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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #59 on: 09/08/2019 07:45 am »
The NS-10 telemetry.

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