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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
12 December 2017
29 April 2015
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: New Shepard
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 12 December 2017
Maiden Flight: 29 April 2015
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Description: The New Shepard is a fully reusable, affordable, lightweight space launch system developed by Blue Origin based upon vertical takeoff and vertical landing. The New Shepard consists of a pressurized capsule atop of a rocket booster that lifts to an altitude beyond 100 kilometers achieving a top speed of Mach 3. The rocket booster is powered by the BE-3 rocket engine delivering 110,000-lb of thrust. The capsule has a seating capacity for up to six people and after separation from the booster it lands utilizing parachutes. The New Shepard carried out the first test flight on April 29, 2015, and the first commercial flight was completed on December 12, 2017.
New Shepard Specifications
Number of Stages: 1
Height: 60 foot (720 inch)
Max Lift-off Thrust: 110,000 pound (50 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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