The Blue Origin, rocket company, founded by Jeff Bezos of Amazon, is about to launch the 10th launch of its new Shepard rocket carrier, with a capsule full of experiments. The launch, which was initially planned a month ago but delayed for various reasons, will be held tomorrow at 6:50 pm Pacific Time.
The new Shepard is a sub-orbital platform for a space visit, not a satellite. But it uses a very traditional method to reach the edge of space compared to Virgin Galactic's combined maternity and spacecraft application, which eliminated the end of space in its fourth test last month.
The rocket shoots right up. missiles make it, reaches the escape speed, then drops its capsule from the top just before the Carmen line, which formally, if somewhat arbitrary, outlines the space of the earth's atmosphere. The capsule, after exhausting its upward impulse, swims slightly back to the surface under a parachute.
This is the start plan on Wednesday, which you can watch here, starting half an hour before T-0. But instead of taking a dummy load or "Maneken Skywalker," as the company calls its human intervention during the crew's capsule tests, Mission 1
There are a total of nine experiments, all flying through the NASA program . They are described here. Most of them have already been in other vehicles or even in Blue Origin, but obviously repetition and repetition are important for their development.
"The ability to overload our payload helps us not only confirm and compare flight data. profiles, but also test modifications and improvements, "said Natha Catherine Hurlbert, who runs the experimental flight project at Suborbital at Johnson Space Center.
Your lab has an experiment you'd like to test on a sub-orbital missile to reach the administrators as soon as the shutdown is over.