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News Archive / Tagged: BE-3

  • Blue Origin set to launch next New Shepard

    Derek RichardsonDecember 10th, 2017

    Blue Origin is getting ready to fly a New Shepard suborbital rocket sometime between Dec. 11–14. On Dec. 9, 2017, the company issued a notice to airmen, also called a NOTAM, for the area around its rocket site near Van Horn, Texas.

  • Same booster third flight: Blue Origin releases video of April 2 test

    Jason RhianApril 4th, 2016

    Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft conducted its third flight on April 2, 2016. The integrated stack reached an apogee of 339,178 feet (103 kilometers). Perhaps most notably, it marked the third time that particular booster was used to carry out a test flight – proving the reusability of the design.

  • Bezos’ Blue Origin carries out third launch / landing of New Shepard

    Jason RhianApril 2nd, 2016

    Third time was the charm, that has to be what Jeff Bezos must be thinking today. His company's New Shepard rocket carried out its third successful launch and landing on Saturday, April 2. With this latest flight, the company is one step closer toward having tourists roar to sub-orbit within the foreseeable time frame.

  • Blue Origin lands New Shepard spacecraft after flight to edge of space

    Derek RichardsonNovember 24th, 2015

    Blue Origin successfully flew their New Shepard suborbital spacecraft and booster to space in an unpiloted test reaching a planned altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before landing back at the launch site.

  • NanoRacks partners with Blue Origin for suborbital research flights

    Jim SharkeyJuly 21st, 2015

    NanoRacks announced on July 16, that it's joining with Blue Origin to provide customer support and payload integration for suborbital research and educational payloads. Blue Origin conducted the first development test flight of its New Shepard space vehicle on April 29, 2015. The two companies expect to begin conducting suborbital research flights in 2016.

  • Blue Origin’s BE-3 completes acceptance testing in lead up to New Shepard flights

    Jason RhianApril 7th, 2015

    On Tuesday, April 7, Blue Origin announced that the Kent, Washington-based firm has completed acceptance testing of Blue Origin’s BE-3 rocket engine. The engine has now been cleared for suborbital flights and is planned for use on the firm’s New Shepard launch vehicle system. New Shepard is scheduled to carry out suborbital test flights later this year. […]