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ЦитатаI mean, New Glenn isn't flying until 2022. So probably not that. But any of these others could happen in 2021 or 2022.
ЦитатаBlue said 2021
ЦитатаI know.


Цитата Blue Origin✔@blueorigin 5:48 PM - Mar 3, 2020

2020 is shaping up to be a busy year for the Blue team in Florida - starting with the completion of the first full scale #NewGlenn 7 meter fairing at our rocket factory in Cape Canaveral. (0:28)



Цитатаtnt22 написал:
An inside look at our completed mission control in the  #NewGlenn  rocket factory.
Все очень красиво, но когда летать-то будут? :)


Цитатаtnt22 написал:
ЦитатаBlue Origin ‏ @blueorigin    50 мин. назад

An inside look at our completed mission control in the  #NewGlenn  rocket factory.

вот что коронавирус вытворяет  :( 
Не все у нас еще хорошо, кое-что - просто замечательно!


ЦитатаDYF написал:
Все очень красиво, но когда летать-то будут?

А зачем на орбиту?


Дмитрий Инфан

Бока-Чика 2.0


Цитата Tyler Gray @TylerG1998 1 ч. назад

In other news: 3 of the 4 subsystems that make up the Safe and Precise Landing - Integrated Capabilities Evolution (SPLICE) project will be put on trial during an upcoming @blueorigin New Shepard test launch & landing, which the company says is happening "soon".

📸: Blue Origin


22.09.2020 17:28:55 #1529 Последнее редактирование: 22.09.2020 18:19:27 от tnt22

ЦитатаSEP 22, 2020

The New Shepard booster lands after this vehicle's 6th consecutive flight on December 11, 2019.

Next New Shepard Launch Will Test Key Technologies with NASA for Returning to the Moon

Blue Origin's next New Shepard mission (NS-13) is currently targeting liftoff for Thursday, September 24, at 10:00 am CDT / 15:00 UTC. Current weather conditions are favorable. This will be the 13th New Shepard mission and the 7th consecutive flight for this particular vehicle (a record), demonstrating its operational reusability.

New Shepard will fly 12 commercial payloads to space and back on this mission, including the Deorbit, Descent, and Landing Sensor Demonstration with NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate under a Tipping Point partnership. This is the first payload to fly mounted on the exterior of a New Shepard booster rather than inside the capsule, opening the door to a wide range of future high-altitude sensing, sampling, and exposure payloads.

The lunar landing sensor demo will test precision landing technologies for future missions to the Moon in support of the Artemis program. The experiment will verify how these technologies (sensors, computers, and algorithms) work together to determine a spacecraft's location and speed as it approaches the Moon, enabling a vehicle to land autonomously on the lunar surface within 100 meters of a designated point. The technologies could allow future missions--both crewed and robotic--to target landing sites that weren't possible during the Apollo missions, such as regions with varied terrain near craters. Achieving high accuracy landing will enable long-term lunar exploration and future Mars missions.

This is the first of two flights to test these lunar landing technologies, increasing confidence for successful missions in the Artemis program. NS-13 is part of the risk reduction process to test these types of sensors for future missions.

New Shepard booster undergoing integration and testing of the sensor experiment at Blue Origin's West Texas Launch Site.

As a part of NASA's Artemis Human Landing System program, Blue Origin is also leading the National Team, comprised of Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper, to develop a Human Landing System to return Americans to the lunar surface. The technology for the Blue Origin Descent Element that takes astronauts to the lunar surface is derived from the autonomous landing capabilities developed for the New Shepard program.

New Shepard has flown more than 100 payloads to space across 10 sequential flights. Payloads on board NS-13 include experiments from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, NASA Flight Opportunities, Space Lab Technologies, University of Florida, Space Environment Technologies, and mu Space Corp. A selection of the manifested payloads can be found below.

Also on board will be tens of thousands of postcards from Blue Origin's nonprofit, Club for the Future, some of which will include a special NASA Artemis stamp.

All mission crew supporting this launch are exercising strict social distancing and safety measures to mitigate COVID-19 risks to personnel, customers, and surrounding communities.

You can watch the launch live at The pre-show begins at T-30 minutes and will provide mission details, including a special update from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

Follow @BlueOrigin on Twitter and Instagram for launch updates. 

-- Gradatim Ferociter

Highlights of the manifested payloads flying on NS-13:

Space Lab Technologies: µG-LilyPond is an autonomous plant growth system for use in microgravity. The ultimate goal is to produce highly nutritious, aquatic plants to supplement a crew's diet. During this flight, the µG-LilyPond payload will demonstrate thin film hydroponics (growth of plants without soil) using passive capillary flow. The payload was developed by Space Lab Technologies in collaboration with the University of Colorado at Boulder. NASA's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program provided funding for payload development and flight aboard New Shepard.

Southwest Research Institute: SwRI will fly two payloads, BORE II and LAD-2. BORE II will test a novel system for sampling regolith and anchoring to asteroids and other low-gravity destinations. The goal of this system is to advance exploration and support in-situ resource utilization (ISRU). The LAD-2 payload will demonstrate how liquid and gas interface in microgravity. Applications include cryogenic propellant storage and management for in-space propulsion systems. Both payload flights were funded by NASA's Flight Opportunities program.

NASA: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, in collaboration with the University of Maryland, will re-fly the FBMC (Flow Boiling in Microgap Coolers) payload. This award-winning payload demonstrates an embedded cooling technology for power-dense spacecraft electronics that operate in a range of gravity environments. NASA's Flight Opportunities program funded the payload flight test. [/font][/size][/color]


Цитата Blue Origin @blueorigin 27 мин. назад

The Micro-G Lilypond experiment from @SpaceLabTech is a technology demo to optimize future growth of plants in space without soil.

27 мин. назад

The BORE II experiment from @SwRI will test collection of asteroid regolith to advance our understanding of leveraging in-space resources.

27 мин. назад

.@NASAGoddard is reflying an experiment to advance insights on novel systems for keeping electronics from overheating in space.

27 мин. назад

Musical notes from a Thai music artist will fly, and be translated into double-stranded DNA.

27 мин. назад

On behalf of our nonprofit @clubforfuture we're flying 1.2 million tomato seeds to space, which will be returned to Earth to help train the next generation of young scientists through the @tomatosphere project run by @letstalkscience and @FTSF


ЦитатаNASA Tipping Point Partnership with Blue Origin to Test Precision Lunar Landing Technologies

 NASA Video

22 сент. 2020 г.

From the rim of Shackleton crater to permanently shadowed regions on the Moon, a NASA-developed sensor suite could allow robotic and crewed missions to land precisely on the lunar surface within half the distance of a football field. The technologies to enable exact and soft landings on the Moon and other worlds will undergo testing on Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital rocket booster. The rocket's flight path is relevant to lunar landings, providing a unique opportunity to mature sensors and algorithms for potential use on Artemis missions. To learn more about NASA's Safe and Precise Landing - Integrated Capabilities Evolution (SPLICE) project, visit: (1:18)


ЦитатаSept. 22, 2020

NASA Tipping Point Partnership with Blue Origin to Test Precision Lunar Landing Technologies

From the rim of Shackleton crater to permanently shadowed regions on the Moon, a NASA-developed sensor suite could allow robotic and crewed missions to land precisely on the lunar surface within an area about half the size of a football field.

Technologies to enable exact and soft landings on the Moon and other worlds will fly on Blue Origin's next New Shepard suborbital rocket launch, currently targeted for 11:00 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 24. The company's live launch webcast will start at 10:30 a.m. and air on NASA Television and the agency's website.

The rocket's flight path is relevant to lunar landings, providing a unique opportunity to mature sensors and algorithms for potential use on Artemis missions.

"This public-private partnership is a great example of NASA and industry working together on common goals - to explore more of the Moon and eventually land humans on Mars," said Jim Reuter, associate administrator for NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). STMD selected Blue Origin for a Tipping Point award in 2018 to help increase access to planetary surfaces.
From the rim of Shackleton crater to permanently shadowed regions on the Moon, a NASA-developed sensor suite could allow robotic and crewed missions to land precisely on the lunar surface within an area about half the size of a football field. The technologies to enable exact and soft landings on the Moon and other worlds will undergo testing on Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital rocket booster. The rocket's flight path is relevant to lunar landings, providing a unique opportunity to mature sensors and algorithms for potential use on Artemis missions. To learn more about NASA's Safe and Precise Landing - Integrated Capabilities Evolution (SPLICE) project, visit:

Sensors and specialized software are fundamental to NASA's Safe and Precise Landing - Integrated Capabilities Evolution (SPLICE) technology suite. This flight test, the first of two under the Tipping Point partnership, will demonstrate the performance of two NASA-developed precision landing sensor systems, advanced algorithms, and a new computer.

The rocket launch won't be the first for some SPLICE components - NASA's Flight Opportunities program based at the agency's Armstrong Research Center in Edwards, California, enabled tests on other commercial platforms. But this is the first integrated test for the computer with two of the three SPLICE sensor systems. So, before the technologies make their way to the Moon or elsewhere in the solar system, NASA is taking advantage of another proven testing platform.

The Blue Origin New Shepard (NS-13) booster sensor experiment undergoing integration and testing at the company's West Texas launch facility.
Credits: Blue Origin

Leading up to the New Shepard launch (NS-13), Blue Origin installed the sensors onto the upper portion of the reusable rocket booster and integrated the custom SPLICE descent and landing computer and remaining hardware into the booster. During the approximately 12-minute venture from Earth to space and back to Earth, SPLICE will collect data on the range of operations for each component to help the team better understand how the elements work together and on the same timetable during a lunar-relevant descent and landing.

"Testing SPLICE technologies on a suborbital rocket expands the envelope beyond previous lab tests, helicopter field tests, and lower-altitude suborbital rocket tests," explained John Carson, technical integration manager for precision landing based at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "We will get more data about the system to anchor analyses and models and support follow-on adjustments, testing, and development."

Segments of the rocket's flight profile mimic a spacecraft landing on the Moon. New Shepard will lift off toward space and reach an altitude of approximately 62 miles (100 kilometers). The SPLICE hardware will briefly experience what it is like to operate in microgravity and the vacuum of space. Next, the capsule - carrying other cargo, including eight Flight Opportunities payloads and tens of thousands of postcards from Blue Origin's nonprofit Club for the Future created by Artemis Generation students - will separate from the booster and fly free in space. The rocket booster will descend vertically back to Earth. The two NASA sensor systems, a computer, and supporting software will get to work during the controlled descent.

The New Shepard booster lands after this vehicle's sixth consecutive flight Dec. 11, 2019.
Credits: Blue Origin

Langley engineers Aram Gragossian, left, and Jacob Follman, right, configure the electronics within a navigation Doppler lidar engineering test unit.
Credits: NASA/David C. Bowman

The first sensor system is for terrain relative navigation that incorporates software developed by Draper of Cambridge, Massachusetts. This system kicks off an emulated landing sequence on New Shepard. Terrain relative navigation uses two proven sensors mounted to the rocket - an inertial measurement unit and a camera. The software uses real-time information from the camera, its "eyes," to make comparisons with pre-loaded surface maps to determine the rocket's exact location. The technology, which is akin to the system NASA's Perseverance rover will use to land on Mars in February 2021, could land spacecraft precisely on another world.

The second sensor system to fire up during the flight test is a navigation Doppler lidar, developed at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The new sensor uses a laser to enable precise soft landings on the Moon and Mars. Navigation Doppler lidar sends laser beams to the surface and detects the reflected returns to determine the lander's velocity and altitude. The data from this test will let the team model how it will function during lunar landing and how it is affected by a planet's atmosphere - in this case, Earth's.

"The sensor data is all processed via the descent and landing computer," explained Carson. "Lots of other software runs in the background, integrating the different systems, figuring out what needs to run next, and, for this test, synchronizing timing with the Blue Origin flight computer. It's all crucial so the system can run autonomously and provide us with data that we can analyze post-flight."

NASA's SPLICE descent and landing computer (foreground) and navigation Doppler lidar engineering test unit (background) undergo preparations for a suborbital flight test.
Credits: Blue Origin

While it won't fly on this flight, a third SPLICE sensor system called hazard detection lidar scans a surface to create a 3D map of the landing field. This data allows the SPLICE computer and software to identify challenging terrain and determine a safe landing location for a robotic or human mission to touch down.

"Precision landing is critical for a sustainable lunar future that builds a lunar base with successive missions," said Brent Sherwood, vice president of Advanced Development Programs, Blue Origin. "On New Shepard together with NASA, we are demonstrating in flight the capabilities America can use to conduct lunar exploration."

NASA designed the elements to work together or separately. One or all of the capabilities could be integrated into a spacecraft, depending on the destination and mission requirements.

"We develop and test new technologies so that NASA and industry can use variations of them based on the mission need," said Game Changing DevelopmentProgram Executive Niki Werkheiser. The program manages SPLICE's technology development. "Since a one-size-fits-all solution for landing on other worlds isn't feasible, we are bringing about flexible, next-generation capabilities that NASA and our partners can apply to a variety of missions."
A new suite of lunar landing technologies, called Safe and Precise Landing - Integrated Capabilities Evolution (SPLICE), will enable safer and more accurate lunar landings than ever before. Future Moon missions could use NASA's advanced SPLICE algorithms and sensors to target landing sites that weren't possible during the Apollo missions, such as regions with hazardous boulders and nearby shadowed craters. SPLICE technologies could also help land humans on Mars.
Credits: NASA

NASA's navigation Doppler lidar system will fly on two commercial robotic lunar landers targeted for flights in 2021. SPLICE technologies could also be considered for use to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon under NASA's Artemis program as well as for future Mars sample return missions.

Last Updated: Sept. 22, 2020
Editor: Loura Hall


О трансляции пуска NS-13

Цитата launch webcast will start at 10:30 a.m. EDT
Начало трансляции - 24 сентября 2020 г. в 14:30 UTC / 17:30 ДМВ


Цитата Geoff Barrett @GeoffdBarrett 10 ч. назад

Tomorrow @blueorigin will be launching their New Shepard rocket in a sub-orbital flight while carrying 12 commercial payloads.
Rocket Render by @Caspar_Stanley
#NS13 #BlueOrigin #SpaceLaunch



Цитата Blue Origin @blueorigin 9 мин. назад

The Tipping Point experiment today requires clear weather to gather usable data. We've delayed launch until 11:40 AM CDT / 16:40 UTC to allow for the cloud cover to clear in West Texas. Stay tuned for updates. #NewShepard


Ну вот, кина не будет...

Цитата Blue Origin @blueorigin 1 мин

We've detected a potential issue with the power supply to the experiments. Launch is scrubbed for today. New launch target forthcoming.

Zhilinsky Valerij

Blue Origin входит в бизнес строительства космических станций.
ЦитатаBlue Origin considers entering commercial space station business
by Jeff Foust -- September 22, 2020

Work on commercial space stations would be another step in the vision of Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos to ultimately enable millions of people to live and work in space. Credit: SpaceNews/Caleb Henry
WASHINGTON -- Commercial spaceflight company Blue Origin is considering development of commercial space stations, with NASA as a potential early customer.

Blue Origin posted a job opening Sept. 18 for am "Orbital Habitat Formulation Lead" at its headquarters in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Washington. That individual will be charged with leading the company's development of commercial space stations in low Earth orbit as a new product line.

"To develop Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space, humanity will require places for them to live and work: space destination systems in which value-creating economic activity can occur," the company states in the job description. "LEO (low Earth orbit) habitable stations, learning from but going beyond the ISS (International Space Station), are a first step."

The job entails leading technical and business aspects of commercial space station development, including identifying customers and partners. It would also include "potential acquisitions" to support that effort.

"Partnering with business development professionals, you will develop a detailed understanding of NASA, other government, and commercial needs and guide the iterative development of product strategy," the job description states. "You will be accountable for capturing external and internal sponsorship funding to establish viable LEO destination systems in the 2020s."

The description places a particular emphasis on NASA as a potential user, and funder, of the effort. "Tap your extensive NASA network (especially HQ, JSC, MSFC, and KSC) to shape and accelerate the acquisition strategy for LEO destination systems," it states, referring to NASA Headquarters and the Johnson Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center and Kennedy Space Center, the three NASA field centers most closely associated with human spaceflight. "Understand their needs and how they can evolve."

In its LEO commercialization strategy announced last year, NASA said it would support development of both commercial modules installed on the ISS as well as "free-flyer" space stations operating independently of the ISS. In January it selected Axiom Space to access an ISS port, which the company will use for a series of commercial modules that it will launch starting in 2024 as a precursor to an eventual independent space station.

However, NASA paused a separate solicitation for supporting a free-flyer station. At a session of the ISS Research and Development Conference Aug. 27, agency officials said they were still interested in pursuing that solicitation but did not give a schedule for doing so, which may explain the language in the Blue Origin job description "to shape and accelerate the acquisition strategy for LEO destination systems."

"I can't promise any specific timelines associated with that, but we are definitely working on the free flyer and intend to release a solicitation soon on that once we get our strategy all agreed to internally," Phil McAlister, director of commercial spaceflight programs at NASA, said at the conference.

Other companies will likely be interested in that free-flyer solicitation once released. Nanoracks has proposed commercial space stations called Outposts that could be created by refurbishing upper stages, left in orbit after launches, into modules. Bigelow Aerospace has long proposed developing commercial space stations using expandable, or inflatable, modules, but the company furloughed all its employees in March, citing the pandemic, and has not provided updates since then about its plans.

Blue Origin has not publicly discussed work on LEO space stations in the past, but as the job description notes, it does fit into the strategy the company, and its billionaire founder Jeff Bezos, have often espoused about enabling millions of people to live and work in space. Bezos, in past appearances, has shown images of giant space settlements, modeled on the space colonies proposed by the late Gerard K. O'Neill a half-century ago.

Bezos has also discussed on many occasions using Blue Origin to establish the infrastructure to enable new commercial activity in space. That has included its work on launch vehicles and, more recently, lunar landers. Commercial space stations could be seen as another form of space infrastructure.

Jeff Bezos' unveiling of a full-size model of Blue Origin's Blue Moon lunar lander in May 2019 included updated renderings Bezos commissioned of futurist Gerard K. O'Neill's space colonies. Credit: Rachel Silverman for Blue Origin
Спорить с Дремучим Ламёром всё равно, что играть в шахматы с голубем. Он насрёт на доску, разбросает фигуры, и улетит к другим хвастаться, как он "тебя сделал" бегая кругами по манежу.


Цитата24 СЕН, 23:54
Blue Origin перенесла испытание корабля New Shepard
В компании американского миллиардера Джеффа Безоса сообщили о возможной проблеме с энергопитанием суборбитального корабля

НЬЮ-ЙОРК, 24 сентября. /ТАСС/. Компания Blue Origin американского миллиардера Джеффа Безоса перенесла на неопределенный срок намеченное на четверг испытание суборбитального корабля New Shepard. Соответствующее заявление опубликовано в Twitter компании.

Цитата"Мы обнаружили возможное наличие проблемы с энергопитанием в рамках предстоящего испытания, - указывается в заявлении. - Сегодняшний запуск отменяется". В Blue Origin подчеркнули, что новая дата проведения испытаний будет обнародована позднее.

В ходе испытаний в четверг планировалось опробовать аппаратуру Национального управления США по аэронавтике и исследованию космического пространства (NASA), обеспечивающую процесс сближения космического корабля с Луной. Испытательный запуск должен был состояться на полигоне в штате Техас и стал бы седьмым для этого космического корабля и 13-м в рамках программы New Shepard.

"Эксперимент даст возможность проверить, как взаимодействуют датчики и компьютеры в процессе определения пространственных координат корабля и скорости сближения с поверхностью, - сообщали ранее представители Blue Origin. - Эта аппаратура даст возможность совершить посадку на поверхность Луны в пределах 100 м от заранее намеченной точки". Помимо этого комплекта аппаратуры, на борту New Shepard планировалось разместить еще 11 научных приборов.
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Ракета-носитель с суборбитальным кораблем, рассчитанным на экипаж шесть человек, представляет собой систему многоразового использования. В ходе прошлых испытаний капсула поднималась на высоту 104,5 км и совершала посадку с использованием парашютов. Корабль будет брать на борт космических туристов. На подготовку туристов к полету планируется отводить два дня. На борт корабля их будут запускать за 30 минут до старта.

Blue Origin - лишь одна из фирм, которые собираются осуществлять регулярные туристические полеты в космос. Такие же планы существуют у компаний Virgin Galactic и SpaceX.