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From the Blue Origin press release:

NS-23 to Fly 36 Payloads and Tens of Thousands of Club for the Future Postcards to Space

On August 31, New Shepard’s 23rd mission, a dedicated payloads flight, will fly 36 payloads from academia, research institutions, and students across the globe. The launch window opens at 8:30 AM CDT / 13:30 UTC from Launch Site One in West Texas.
 
This mission brings the total number of commercial payloads flown on the vehicle to more than 150. Two of the payloads will fly on the exterior of the New Shepard booster for ambient exposure to the space environment. Eighteen of the payloads on this flight are funded by NASA, primarily by the Flight Opportunities program. 

The New Shepard crew capsule descends under parachutes in the West Texas desert on January 23, 2019 (NS-10).

Twenty-four payloads are from K-12 schools, universities, and STEM-focused organizations, including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR), and SHAD Canada STEM Foundation, among others. This is double the number of education-focused payloads from previous payload flight manifests. In many cases, these payloads expose students as young as elementary school to STEM skills like coding, environmental testing, and CAD design often not taught until college.

Among the NS-23 payloads are tens of thousands of postcards from Blue Origin’s nonprofit, Club for the Future, whose Postcards to Space program gives people across the world access to space on New Shepard. The Club’s mission is to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM for the benefit of Earth. The postcards on this mission come from 19 Club for the Future grant recipients and their partners, including Guayaquil’s Space Society in Ecuador, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, students who participated in STEM NOLA and Kenner Planetarium events in New Orleans, and schools across Kentucky. 

This will be the fourth flight for the New Shepard program this year, the first dedicated payload flight since NS-17 in August 2021, and the ninth flight for this vehicle, which is dedicated to flying science and research payloads to space. To date, the New Shepard program has flown 31 humans to space. 

NS-23 Flight Manifest Highlights

Infinity Fuel Cell: AMPES 
Infinity Fuel Cell’s AMPES experiment demonstrates the operation of hydrogen fuel cell technology in microgravity. The company is collaborating with NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to develop a scalable, modular, and flexible power and energy product utilizing new manufacturing methods to reduce cost and improve reliability. The technology could be used for lunar rovers, surface equipment, and habitats. NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate Tipping Point program provided funding.

Honeybee Robotics: ASSET-1 
ASSET is a testbed designed to study the strength of planetary soils, called regolith, under different gravity conditions. ASSET-1 is the experiment’s first flight on New Shepard and will be tested in microgravity to help determine the soil strength of asteroids, for example. ASSET and its future iterations can also be used to study parameters such as particle sizes and different loading conditions. This experimental payload was developed by Honeybee Robotics in Altadena, Calif., which was acquired by Blue Origin earlier this year, and is funded by NASA's Flight Opportunities program.

University of Florida: BISS
Principal investigators Rob Ferl and Anna-Lisa Paul adapted technology that was originally designed for the International Space Station to suborbital uses with their experiment, “Biological Imaging in Support of Suborbital Science” (BISS). Through hardware developments and enhancing the way data is collected during the spaceflight, the FLEX fluorescence imaging system enables increasingly precise and dynamic understanding of biological responses to suborbital missions. This will be the fifth flight of the technology development series on New Shepard and includes science collaboration with the University of Wisconsin. Funding was provided by the NASA Flight Opportunities and Biological and Physical Sciences programs.

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center: CFOSS
CFOSS is a space-rated Fiber Optic Sensing System (FOSS) technology to measure temperature and strain data to accelerate technology readiness levels before a low-Earth orbit launch. Developed at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, this experiment will be the first spaceflight for NASA’s fiber optics-based instrumentation for structural health monitoring. These measurements can enable the monitoring of additional parameters such as structural deformation and cryogenic liquid level estimations.

OlympiaSpace: ENGARTBOX
ENGARTBOX is a project that integrates engineering, science, and art by attempting to overcome the engineering and scientific challenges of producing a painting in a non-gravity environment. The payload was developed by students and teachers at Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece, in the new Anna Papageorgiou STEM Center of the school, in conjunction with Dr. Takis Papadopoulos. The experiment is sponsored by ΒΕΤΑ CAE and Higas, and managed by Dr. Olympia Kyriopoulos from OLYMPIASPACE.

NeoCity Academy: WoS (Wings of Steel)
A group of six high school students from NeoCity Academy in Kissimmee, Florida, is sending a three-minute experiment into microgravity to test the effects of gravity on ultrasonic sound waves. Investigating ultrasonic sound waves and their behavior in space could lead to further future discoveries about other types of waves.

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory: JANUS-APL
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) will mount its JANUS payload on the New Shepard Propulsion Module for the first time to measure conditions outside the crew capsule and enable access to the space environment. This new capability will provide important insight into a critical but difficult-to-study region of Earth’s atmosphere as well as facilitate lower cost instrument/technology testing for missions to Earth’s orbit and beyond. APL already has multiple follow-on flights on New Shepard to expand this capability to accommodate telescopes, cameras, and the deployment of very small sensors.

MIT Media Lab: WAX CASTING
The Wax Casting experiment will test how cleaner propellants such as paraffin and beeswax can be fabricated in space in the future. The goal of the experiment is to visualize what happens when two liquids, melted candle wax and a similar liquid called Heptadecane, are rotated. By rotating these liquids in tubes, researchers can begin to understand how a process to form wax into fuel grains could be effective in future hybrid propulsion systems that combine solid fuel with gaseous oxidizers. Many traditional solid space fuels are harmful to people and the environment, while wax is affordable and non-toxic. The payload was developed by researchers at MIT Media Lab's Space Enabled Research Group with support from Tec-Masters, Inc. of Huntsville, AL. Funding was provided by NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate.

Titan Space Technologies: T-2 Mission Arroway
Titan Space Technologies is testing their latest advanced AI capabilities on this mission by continuously analyzing data across multiple sensors and adapting their experiment in real time. These results will help Titan advance the development of their AI-powered platform for space experimentation. Titan designed and executed the payload in fewer than 60 days.

Creare, LLC and Dartmouth University: VARD
The VARD payload will demonstrate a novel sensor that measures the volume of liquid in a flexible bladder in microgravity. The sensor and payload were developed at Creare and tested in collaboration with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Funding to develop the sensor was provided by NASA’s Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - August 31, 2022 (13:30 UTC)
« Reply #1 on: 08/24/2022 07:04 pm »


...  Two of the payloads will fly on the exterior of the New Shepard booster for ambient exposure to the space environment ...

Someone should notify the residents of Piedmont that they should start drinking just about now. :)
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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - August 31, 2022 (13:30 UTC)
« Reply #2 on: 08/24/2022 11:02 pm »
If all goes well, this'll be in 2nd place for NS pad turnaround at 27 days between two flights versus 19 days between NS-17 and NS-18.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - August 31, 2022 (13:30 UTC)
« Reply #3 on: 08/25/2022 06:53 am »
If all goes well, this'll be in 2nd place for NS pad turnaround at 27 days between two flights versus 19 days between NS-17 and NS-18.

Its not exactly clear if the booster is New Shepard 3 or 4, since they have both flown eight times. However, the external payloads would make me think this is New Shepard 3. The capsule is most likely RSS HG Wells. New Shepard 3 last flew on 26 August 2021, one year ago!

"This will be the fourth flight for the New Shepard program this year, the first dedicated payload flight since NS-17 in August 2021, and the ninth flight for this vehicle, which is dedicated to flying science and research payloads to space."
« Last Edit: 08/25/2022 06:57 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - August 31, 2022 (13:30 UTC)
« Reply #4 on: 08/25/2022 04:15 pm »
If all goes well, this'll be in 2nd place for NS pad turnaround at 27 days between two flights versus 19 days between NS-17 and NS-18.

Its not exactly clear if the booster is New Shepard 3 or 4, since they have both flown eight times. However, the external payloads would make me think this is New Shepard 3. The capsule is most likely RSS HG Wells. New Shepard 3 last flew on 26 August 2021, one year ago!

"This will be the fourth flight for the New Shepard program this year, the first dedicated payload flight since NS-17 in August 2021, and the ninth flight for this vehicle, which is dedicated to flying science and research payloads to space."

I was just referring to pad turnaround, not vehicle. Previously, Blue's stated that NS3/RSS H.G. Wells would be dedicated to payload flights since it lacks the systems necessary to support humans, and NS4/RSS First Step would be used for crewed flights or mixed crew/payload.

This one flight a year bit for NS3 indicates that getting enough payload customers to make the flight worthwhile isn't as in demand as it is for crewed ones. Either that or these external payloads on the PM are soaking up so much time to install and test out that they can only get a single flight. Who knows. But if NS3 can be turned around at least as fast as NS4 can, then 3-6 flights a year are perfectly doable. So why not?

Blue doesn't announce their flights and when they're scheduled until literally days or a few weeks before they fly. So for all we know, NS3 could fly again this year.


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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - August 31, 2022 (13:30 UTC)
« Reply #5 on: 08/28/2022 05:39 pm »
Van Horn, TX (Blue Origin Corn Ranch spaceport) temporary restriction:

From August 31, 2022 at 1230 UTC to To August 31, 2022 at 2030 UTC
Altitude: From the surface to space..

https://twitter.com/SpaceTfrs/status/1563865005489111040

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - August 31, 2022 (13:30 UTC)
« Reply #7 on: 08/31/2022 01:13 am »
Upcoming uncrewed flight of #BlueOrigin's #NewShepard vehicle..

#Space #NS23

https://twitter.com/_rykllan/status/1564668890566770689

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - August 31, 2022 (13:30 UTC)
« Reply #8 on: 08/31/2022 06:58 pm »
https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1565010999933284353

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We’re continuing to track the weather in West Texas. Our next launch window for #NS23 opens tomorrow at 8:30 AM CDT / 13:30 UTC. Live webcast hosted by @ad_astra2 starts at T-20 minutes on http://BlueOrigin.com.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - Sep 1, 2022 (13:30 UTC)
« Reply #9 on: 08/31/2022 08:04 pm »
What time tomorrow is it launching?

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - Sep 1, 2022 (13:30 UTC)
« Reply #10 on: 08/31/2022 08:32 pm »
Ah, I was wondering why there hadn't been a launch announcement .

What time tomorrow is it launching?

The above Tweet quoted by FutureSpaceTourist says launch window opens 8:30am local (13:30 UTC) but that's not necessarily going to be the exact time of launch.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - Sep 1, 2022 (13:30 UTC)
« Reply #11 on: 08/31/2022 09:29 pm »
Van Horn, TX (Blue Origin Corn Ranch spaceport) temporary restriction:

From September 03, 2022 at 1230 UTC to To September 03, 2022 at 2030 UTC
Altitude: From the surface to space

https://twitter.com/SpaceTfrs/status/1565017142130606085

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 2 September 2022 (13:30 UTC)
« Reply #13 on: 09/01/2022 06:59 pm »
https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1565352600748556290

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We're continuing to track the weather closely down in West Texas. Our next launch window for #NS23 opens tomorrow at 9:30 AM CDT / 14:30 UTC. Live webcast hosted by @ad_astra2 starts at T-20 minutes on BlueOrigin.com.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 2 September 2022 (13:30 UTC)
« Reply #14 on: 09/02/2022 04:55 am »
https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1565542213412884480

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#NS23 is scrubbed tomorrow due to weather conditions at Launch Site One. More updates to come.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - TBD September 2022
« Reply #15 on: 09/03/2022 04:15 am »
https://twitter.com/SpaceTfrs/status/1565719526246940674

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - TBD September 2022
« Reply #16 on: 09/07/2022 03:49 pm »
Our next launch window for #NS23 opens on Monday, September 12, at 8:30 AM CDT / 13:30 UTC. Live webcast hosted by
@ad_astra2 starts at T-20 minutes on http://BlueOrigin.com..

https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1567537926409719809

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #17 on: 09/10/2022 11:17 am »
https://twitter.com/spacetfrs/status/1568348045460267010

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Van Horn, TX (Blue Origin Corn Ranch spaceport) temporary restriction:
From September 12, 2022 at 1230 UTC to To September 12, 2022 at 2130 UTC
Altitude: From the surface to space
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_2_5340.html

https://twitter.com/spacetfrs/status/1568556415656026113

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Van Horn, TX (Blue Origin Corn Ranch spaceport) temporary restriction:
From September 13, 2022 at 1230 UTC to To September 13, 2022 at 2130 UTC
Altitude: From the surface to space
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_2_5468.html

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #18 on: 09/12/2022 10:46 am »
Suborbital launch no. 73 of 2022

NS-23 | Blue Origin | September 12 | 1330 UTC

@blueorigin to launch its 1st dedicated payload mission of 2022. The #NewShepard #NS23 mission will carry 36 payloads incl. 18 space science experiments from @NASA.

https://twitter.com/SpaceIntellige3/status/1569066919034241024

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #19 on: 09/12/2022 10:59 am »
Upcoming uncrewed flight of #BlueOrigin's #NewShepard vehicle

#Space #NS23

https://twitter.com/_rykllan/status/1569156418070265860

 

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