Blue Origin Flight Three: Pushing the Envelope

Published on Apr 3, 2016
New Shepard flew again on April 2, 2016 reaching an apogee of 339,178 feet or 103 kilometers. It was the third flight with the same hardware. We pushed the envelope on this flight, restarting the engine for the propulsive landing only 3,600 feet above the ground, requiring the BE-3 engine to start fast and ramp to high thrust fast.

Jeff Bezos seemed to be a happy man tweeting:

Blue Origin Flight Three see the video below

Blue Origin Flight Three: Pushing the Envelope

Blue Origin Flight Three

Published on Apr 1, 2016
A University of Central Florida experiment designed to mimic impacts between objects in microgravity is flying aboard the next flight of Blue Origin’s reusable New Shepard space vehicle. Principal Investigator: Dr. Joshua Colwell

0:05I’m Josh coil professor of physics at the University of Central Florida and
0:09the chief
0:09instigator on the collisions
0:11just experiment are payload contains a bit of dust into which we will launch a
0:14marvel at a very low speed the reaction of the dust will be observed by a camera
0:19were hoping to understand collisions in the early solar system as well as
0:22collisions between planetary when particles like Saturn’s rings and places
0:27where gravity is very weak like the surfaces of asteroids or the small moons
0:31of Mars the suborbital environment provided by New Shepherd will enable us
0:35to see particles moving and conditions they cannot be duplicated on the ground
0:38this experiment was built by students here at the University of Central
0:42Florida and we’re thrilled at the opportunity to fly with you origin