Blue Origin’s New Shepard breaches 100 km space boundary again

by | May 8, 2019 | Launches, Seradata News, Suborbital

At 1135 GMT the Blue Origin conducted another unmanned suborbital launch of its New Shepard launch vehicle/carrier spacecraft (Mark II) with an unofficial altitude achieved of 105.6 km above the Van Horn launch site in Texas. The launch is counted by Seradata as a spaceflight as it breaches the Karman line of 100 km.  The payload consisted of 38 experimental payloads for NASA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, Arizona State University and from a high school in Huntsville, Alabama.  The return capsule landed safely by parachute ten minutes after launch.  The launch vehicle/spacecraft combination is expected to make human carrying flights later this year.

Typical flight plan for Blue Origin New Shepard suborbital launches. Courtesy: Blue Origin

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