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New Shepard - Flight 10 - 23 Jan 2019
« on: 12/17/2018 05:47 pm »
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Dec 17, 2018
New Shepard to fly 9 NASA-sponsored Payloads to Space on NS-10

Blue Origin’s next New Shepard mission (NS-10) is currently targeting liftoff tomorrow at 8:30 am CST / 14:30 UTC. This will be the 10th New Shepard mission and is dedicated to bringing nine NASA-sponsored research and technology payloads into space through NASA’s Flight Opportunities program.

NASA’s Flight Opportunities program is an essential program for researchers providing access to microgravity for technology development. Blue supports NASA’s Flight Opportunities program and its role in perfecting technology for a future human presence in space.

The payloads flying with us on NS-10 include:

Carthage College Space Sciences Program: The Modal Propellant Gauging experiment led by Dr. Kevin Crosby is a joint effort with the NASA Kennedy Space Center Cryogenics Laboratory. It demonstrates a way to measure fuel levels in microgravity by using sound waves.

Controlled Dynamics Inc.: The Vibration Isolation Platform (VIP) aims to separate payloads from the normally occurring vibrations experienced during spaceflight. The payload led by Dr. Scott Green allows researchers to have a clear understanding of microgravity’s effects on their research results.

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab: On its second flight with Blue, the EM Field experiment will observe and collect data on the naturally occurring electromagnetic fields both inside and outside New Shepard during the launch. Principal Investigator Dr. Todd Smith will use success of this experiment to determine how global measurements of the Earth’s electromagnetic field can be conducted in the future.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Cooling tightly-packed electronics onboard a spacecraft can be challenging, and many solutions have not been able to undergo robust testing. Principal Investigator Franklin Robinson will test one of these solutions in his Flow Boiling in Microgap Coolers experiment.

NASA Johnson Space Center: On its third flight on New Shepard, the Suborbital Flight Experiment Monitor-2 (SFEM-2) led by Dr. Katy Hurlbert will analyze various aspects of the flight environment during New Shepard’s mission profile, measuring cabin pressure, temperature, CO2, acoustic conditions, acceleration and more. The data collected will help future researchers on New Shepard design the most effective experiments for the vehicle.

Purdue University: Dr. Steven Collicott’s payload looks at Zero-Gravity Green Propellant Management Technology, which aims to help advance the use of a safer and more environmentally friendly rocket propellant by better understanding the fuel’s behavior in microgravity.

University of Central Florida: Two teams led by Dr. Josh Colwell and Dr. Addie Dove both have planetary science payloads on NS-10. The Collisions Into Dust Experiment (COLLIDE) aims to understand how dust particles react after surface contact during exploration missions to places such as the Moon, Mars and asteroids. The Collection of Regolith Experiment (CORE) addresses the unique challenge of collecting and analyzing material samples in microgravity.

University of Florida: Dr. Rob Ferl and Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul are adapting technology designed for the ISS to suborbital uses with their experiment, Validating Telemetric Imaging Hardware for Crew-Assisted and Crew-Autonomous Biological Imaging in Suborbital Applications. By recalibrating the way data is collected, the experiment will enable more biological research on suborbital missions.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter for launch day updates and join us at BlueOrigin.com to watch the launch live!

https://www.blueorigin.com/news/news/new-shepard-to-fly-9-nasa-sponsored-payloads-to-space-on-ns-10

Previous flight threads:
Flight 9
Flight 8
Flight 7
Flight 6
Flight 5
Flight 4
Flight 3
Flight 2
Flight 1

General New Shepard non-mission specific update thread
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Re: New Shepard - Flight 10 - 18 Dec 2018 (14:30 UTC)
« Reply #1 on: 12/17/2018 06:04 pm »
Considering it is carrying paying customer payloads, is this technically a test flight or is this an operational flight of the vehicle?

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Re: New Shepard - Flight 10 - 18 Dec 2018 (14:30 UTC)
« Reply #2 on: 12/17/2018 06:14 pm »
https://twitter.com/kevzag/status/1074739439224508416

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Three of the same payloads that flew on SpaceShipTwo on Friday are going to space *again* tomorrow on New Shepard.

Science experiments.
Flying to space.
On two different US-built vehicles.
Less than a week apart.

This is WILD.

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Re: New Shepard - Flight 10 - 18 Dec 2018 (14:30 UTC)
« Reply #3 on: 12/17/2018 07:29 pm »
New tweet from BO /w video:

https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1074759932795281408

Sounds like NS-10 will be "Tail 3", cargo-only?

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Re: New Shepard - Flight 10 - 18 Dec 2018 (14:30 UTC)
« Reply #4 on: 12/18/2018 02:15 am »
https://twitter.com/spcplcyonline/status/1074843323058274304

I think this is the first time NASA does a livestream for a New Shepard mission right? If so, that’s pretty cool!


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Re: New Shepard - Flight 10 - 18 Dec 2018 (14:30 UTC)
« Reply #7 on: 12/18/2018 12:43 pm »
Link to livestream. GPS III SV01 and NS-10 are happening very close to each other!

Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: New Shepard - Flight 10 - 18 Dec 2018 (14:30 UTC)
« Reply #9 on: 12/18/2018 01:03 pm »
How to avoid having four launches in one day? Schedule four launches in one day.

Soyuz also scrubbed for the day due to weather.

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Re: New Shepard - Flight 10 - 18 Dec 2018 (14:30 UTC)
« Reply #10 on: 12/18/2018 01:38 pm »
How to avoid having four launches in one day? Schedule four launches in one day.

Soyuz also scrubbed for the day due to weather.

Counting New Shepard and GSLV, we might see 5 launches tomorrow.

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Re: New Shepard - Flight 10 - 18 Dec 2018 (14:30 UTC)
« Reply #11 on: 12/18/2018 02:57 pm »
How to avoid having four launches in one day? Schedule four launches in one day.

Soyuz also scrubbed for the day due to weather.

Counting New Shepard and GSLV, we might see 5 launches tomorrow.
Indeed, busy end-of-the-year schedule. Currently advertised launch times are as follows, with New Sheppard being the 4th launch aimed for the (UT) day:
20181219 0157UT Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - December 8, 2018 - VAFB SLC-6
20181219 1040UT GSAT-7A - GSLV F11 - SLP
20181219 1411UT SpaceX Falcon 9 : GPS III SV01 : SLC-40
20181219 1430UT New Shepard, VAN HORN
20181219 1637UT Soyuz-ST-A/Fregat-M (VS20) - CSO 1

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Re: New Shepard - Flight 10 - 19 Dec 2018 (14:30 UTC)
« Reply #12 on: 12/18/2018 09:39 pm »
Counting New Shepard and GSLV, we might see 5 launches tomorrow.

NROL-71 has also scrubbed! That only leaves GSAT 7A without a scrub, but we still have five launches in a 24 hour period, with NS-10 in the middle.

2018-12-19 10:40 UTC GSAT-7A - GSLV F11 - SLP
2018-12-19 14:11 UTC SpaceX Falcon 9 : GPS III SV01 : SLC-40
2018-12-19 14:30 UTC New Shepard, VAN HORN
2018-12-19 16:37 UTC Soyuz-ST-A/Fregat-M (VS20) - CSO 1
2018-12-20 01:44 UTC Delta IV-H - NROL-71 - December 8, 2018 - VAFB SLC-6
« Last Edit: 12/18/2018 09:41 pm by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: New Shepard - Flight 10 - 19 Dec 2018 (14:30 UTC)
« Reply #14 on: 12/19/2018 02:03 am »
Weather.com is currently saying mostly sunny with 9 mph WSW winds for Friday in Van Horn. As for the “ground infrastructure” issues, what could have broken that would take multiple days to repair?
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: New Shepard - Flight 10 - 19 Dec 2018 (14:30 UTC)
« Reply #15 on: 12/19/2018 02:15 am »
As for the “ground infrastructure” issues, what could have broken that would take multiple days to repair?

I would guess it to be their cryogenic fluids delivery system.
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Re: New Shepard - Flight 10 - Early 2019
« Reply #17 on: 01/03/2019 01:59 pm »
Do they have a viewing area for the public?    I would like to observe a launch, hear the engines at liftoff, and watch the re-entry/landing.    Can you watch the launch from along the highway 54?   Or do they have a signup process for access on to ranch to observe the launch?

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Re: New Shepard - Flight 10 - Early 2019
« Reply #18 on: 01/08/2019 03:33 pm »
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1082675853820076035

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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 - Flight 10 - 21 Jan 2019
« Reply #19 on: 01/18/2019 07:45 pm »
https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1086361054446141440

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The next launch attempt for #NewShepard #NS10 mission will be Jan 21. We’ve fixed our ground infrastructure issue and both the vehicle and weather look good. Stay tuned for launch timing. Live webcast will be on http://blueorigin.com  #GradatimFerociter http://bit.ly/2HhFcmn
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