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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #20 on: 09/12/2022 11:33 am »
https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1569287861521850371

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#NewShepard is on the pad going through nominal checkouts in advance of today’s flight to space. The #NS23 launch window opens at 8:30 AM CDT / 13:30 UTC. The live webcast starts T-20 minutes to launch on BlueOrigin.com.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #21 on: 09/12/2022 12:49 pm »
https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1569306607447588864

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#NS23 has 36 payloads on board, many of which are testing important science that will benefit our future life in space for the benefit of Earth. A thread about some of the symbolism embedded in the mission patch:

twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1569306612715716609

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The colors 🎨 signify @UF’s BISS payload that explores space travel’s effect on plants.

https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1569306613881643012

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The plant roots 🌱 represent @SpaceLabTech’s LilyPond hydroponics system that tests watering crops in space.

twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1569306615391862785

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The lightning bolts ⚡ exemplify @UCF’s ERIE experiment which evaluates the behavior of particles that obtain charge in space.

https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1569306616708710400

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The yellow hexagon symbolizes @Honeybee_Ltd’s ASSET-1 payload that studies planetary soil strength.
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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #22 on: 09/12/2022 01:23 pm »
Now live


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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #23 on: 09/12/2022 01:28 pm »
Some orbital reef animation shots and some sort of factory mock-up
« Last Edit: 09/12/2022 01:31 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #24 on: 09/12/2022 01:31 pm »
At T-15, been in a hold for nearly 16 mins

Edit to add: screen shot
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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #25 on: 09/12/2022 01:39 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1569319611882930176

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New Shepard continues to be in a hold at T-15 mins, but here's Nick Patrick - flight director at Blue - who flew on STS-116 (Discovery) and STS-130 (Endeavour).

youtube.com/watch?v=SqAVWv…

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #26 on: 09/12/2022 01:48 pm »
Hold now over, T-14
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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #27 on: 09/12/2022 01:49 pm »
https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1569322233662951424

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#NS23 countdown has resumed. New launch time is 9:01 AM CDT / 14:01 UTC.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #28 on: 09/12/2022 01:55 pm »
GO for launch! T-7

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #29 on: 09/12/2022 02:03 pm »
And another hold at T-3:30

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #30 on: 09/12/2022 02:28 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1569331893589393415

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New Shepard launches on an uncrewed suborbital flight.

Overview:
nasaspaceflight.com/2022/09/new-sh… - by Justin Davenport.

Livestream:
youtube.com/watch?v=SqAVWv…

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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #31 on: 09/12/2022 02:28 pm »
explosion
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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #32 on: 09/12/2022 02:29 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1569332182199443458

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ABORT! New Shepard failed during first stage ascent. No crew on board.
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Re: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #33 on: 09/12/2022 02:30 pm »
Capsule abort motor fired and took capsule away

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Re: FAILURE: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #34 on: 09/12/2022 02:31 pm »
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Main chutes out. Blue Origin gets an unplanned test of its escape system.

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Re: FAILURE: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #35 on: 09/12/2022 02:33 pm »
Couldn’t tell if the booster fell back and RUD’ed on the ground, or it continued to thrust upward.
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Re: FAILURE: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #36 on: 09/12/2022 02:36 pm »
Hard to tell but did the engine on the booster fail and caused the abort - gets out of pitch for a split second before the abort.

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Re: FAILURE: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #37 on: 09/12/2022 02:36 pm »
Couldn’t tell if the booster fell back and RUD’ed on the ground, or it continued to thrust upward.
Considering that the engine catastrophically failed and the booster was visibly tilting off-axis as the capsule separated, I think it's very unlikely that the booster remained on any kind of controlled trajectory. The question is whether it fell back to the ground in one piece, or broke apart (or was destroyed by range safety) in midair.

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Re: FAILURE: New Shepard - NS-23 - 12 Sep 2022 - 13:30 UTC
« Reply #39 on: 09/12/2022 02:37 pm »
I briefly saw booster altitude as over 258,000 ft.  Perhaps inadvertent escape system triggering ?

Webcast ended at successful capsule landing.  No information on booster given.

 

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