Blue Origin, Launched by Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos) of Amazon, the rocket company is nearing the 10th launch of its New Shepard launcher, whose capsule cushions are full of experimentation. The launch, originally scheduled a month ago but delayed for a variety of reasons, will take place tomorrow at 6:50 am (Pacific time).
New Shepard is a suborbital space-visiting platform, not a satellite launch platform. However, it uses a very traditional method compared to Virgin Galactic's rather complicated Mothership Spaceship combo, which has rocked the edge of space at its fourth test launch last month.
The rocket fires straight up. Rockets do so, reach escape velocity and then, just before the Karman line, launch the capsule from the top, which officially, though arbitrarily, separates space from the Earth's atmosphere. After the capsule has exhausted its upswing, it floats gently under a parachute back to the surface.
This is the plan for the start on Wednesday, which you can watch live here about half an hour before the T-0. But instead of taking a dummy load or "Mannequin Skywalker," as the company calls the human deputy during the crew capsule tests, Mission 10 has a whole collection of experiments on board.
There are a total of nine experiments flies through the Flight Opportunities Program of NASA . They are listed here in detail. Most of them were already in other vehicles or even in a Blue Origin vehicle, but obviously repetition and iteration are important for their development.
"The ability to fly our payload again not only helps us review data for different flights and compare profiles, but also test modifications and upgrades," said Kathryn Hurlbert, who has completed the Suborbital Flight Experiment Monitor project. 2 "at the Johnson Space Center.
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