Author Topic: New Shepard - Flight 8 - 29 April 2018 17:07 UTC  (Read 27293 times)

Offline ChrisC

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Re: New Shepard - Flight 8 - 29 April 2018 17:07 UTC
« Reply #140 on: 04/29/2018 08:08 PM »
Here is a replay (full webcast, it starts at 28m):

EDIT: post deleted, replaced with this:

Here is the official replay from Blue Origin:

Thank you yg1968 for your rapid turnaround on this.  BO removed the Youtube video after the live broadcast, and until they posted that official replay (why?) your video was the only way to go back and review.  Before the coverage started, I wonder if they had problems with their original streaming plan and Youtube was their fallback.

Parachute deploy seemed quite late.  The drogues came out at 6500 feet and the mains came out at 3500 feet -- you can see this at 1:17:40 in the video embedded above this post.  It seems to me that either there was a malfunction, or BO was pushing it on purpose as part of the test.  Certainly less time hanging on the straps speeds up the return to the ground, which could be a selling point for their payload customers (quicker access to the payload after the zero-G run).
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Re: New Shepard - Flight 8 - 29 April 2018 17:07 UTC
« Reply #141 on: 04/29/2018 08:30 PM »
Congratulations to BO on another successful test flight.

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Re: New Shepard - Flight 8 - 29 April 2018 17:07 UTC
« Reply #142 on: 04/29/2018 08:46 PM »
I noticed that late chute deploy.  All I could think of was that there were still wind left over from the thunderstorms and they did not want to linger at higher altitudes.

The final BO booster landing sequence is done a lot more gingerly than the SpaceX F9 one.  It comes almost to a complete stop about 25m in the air, then slowly settles the last part to the ground.
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Re: New Shepard - Flight 8 - 29 April 2018 17:07 UTC
« Reply #143 on: 04/29/2018 09:03 PM »
Who was the woman hosting the coverage? I didn't catch her name. Actually, I missed most of the build-up so I don't know how good a job she did early on but for the bit I did see I found her enthusiasm quite infectious! I don't remember the NASA PAOs ever being this effusive!

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Re: New Shepard - Flight 8 - 29 April 2018 17:07 UTC
« Reply #144 on: 04/29/2018 09:08 PM »
I noticed that late chute deploy.  All I could think of was that there were still wind left over from the thunderstorms and they did not want to linger at higher altitudes.

The final BO booster landing sequence is done a lot more gingerly than the SpaceX F9 one.  It comes almost to a complete stop about 25m in the air, then slowly settles the last part to the ground.
The parachute deploy looked good to me; no point in opening the chutes a lot earlier than necessary.

The stop-and-hover still resulted in a landing that looked quite a way off the centre of the pad, which given the pre-mission chat about precision was a bit of a surprise. That's why the closing image of the booster looked like it was leaning, because it was off to the side of the fisheye lens view.
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Re: New Shepard - Flight 8 - 29 April 2018 17:07 UTC
« Reply #145 on: 04/29/2018 09:15 PM »
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Re: New Shepard - Flight 8 - 29 April 2018 17:07 UTC
« Reply #146 on: 04/29/2018 09:21 PM »
Perhaps I missed a post, but has anyone pointed out that the Crew Capsule appears to be called H G Wells? I couldn’t *quite* make out the three letters in front of the name, but the writing above the door is quite plain in HD video. Considering the shape of the capsule, Jules Verne might have been a better choice...
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Re: New Shepard - Flight 8 - 29 April 2018 17:07 UTC
« Reply #147 on: 04/29/2018 10:54 PM »
So was the booster tilted after landing or was that just the camera?
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Re: New Shepard - Flight 8 - 29 April 2018 17:07 UTC
« Reply #148 on: 04/30/2018 12:10 AM »
Perhaps I missed a post, but has anyone pointed out that the Crew Capsule appears to be called H G Wells? I couldn’t *quite* make out the three letters in front of the name, but the writing above the door is quite plain in HD video. Considering the shape of the capsule, Jules Verne might have been a better choice...
Perhaps I missed a post, but has anyone pointed out that the Crew Capsule appears to be called H G Wells? I couldn’t *quite* make out the three letters in front of the name, but the writing above the door is quite plain in HD video. Considering the shape of the capsule, Jules Verne might have been a better choice...

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Re: New Shepard - Flight 8 - 29 April 2018 17:07 UTC
« Reply #151 on: 04/30/2018 04:33 AM »

The article for the test contains a wrong statement:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/04/blue-origin-return-new-shepard-flight-commercial-payloads/


"After this second full-scale test and before the third, the New Shepard booster from the second test underwent a solo, non-capsule re-flight on January 22, 2016." >:(

This is not correct. It was a full-scale test with a reflight of the capsule.








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Re: New Shepard - Flight 8 - 29 April 2018 17:07 UTC
« Reply #152 on: 04/30/2018 06:29 AM »
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Re: New Shepard - Flight 8 - 29 April 2018 17:07 UTC
« Reply #153 on: 04/30/2018 06:50 AM »
Congratulations to Blue for the successful launch!
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Re: New Shepard - Flight 8 - 29 April 2018 17:07 UTC
« Reply #154 on: 04/30/2018 08:33 PM »
My understanding is that Nanoracks handles science payload integration for New Shepard.

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Re: New Shepard - Flight 8 - 29 April 2018 17:07 UTC
« Reply #155 on: 04/30/2018 09:59 PM »
Looks like there are no new pictures for the German experiments yet.

Could be something custom instead of the standard lockers. The experiments went through 30-40 free fall tower experiments (catapult launches) in the past. 30g acceleration and 50g stops. If the experiment in the capsule can do that reliably NS should be a really nice ride.
The catapult capsules have a payload size of 950mm height and 600mm diameter - 161kg max.

Should be easy enough to adapt them for NS. Not necessarily an one off either, there are and will be a lot more experiments that could fly on NS in the future.

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