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[ame="https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1075555843016400896"]https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1075555843016400896[/ame]
 

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One month later...
[ame="https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1087471168418852864"]https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1087471168418852864[/ame]

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[ame="https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1087773590261424129"]https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1087773590261424129[/ame]

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[ame="https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1088078154873225217"]https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1088078154873225217[/ame]

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Live stream:
[ame="https://youtu.be/1E-3Bk2wpxo"]https://youtu.be/1E-3Bk2wpxo[/ame]
 

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Damn, can't watch it... too instable internet. :dry:
I can't ear it... forgot the earphones at home... :facepalm:

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Less than 5 minutes now...

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Liftoff!

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MECO!

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CC separation!

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Apogee ~350343ft.

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Burn started!

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Landing! That control beats all. :jawdrops:

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Parachutes deploy!

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CC touchdown!!!

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Update: 350775ft apogee.

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[ame="https://twitter.com/F9FaultyFairing/status/1088297727736262656"]https://twitter.com/F9FaultyFairing/status/1088297727736262656[/ame]
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Looks like something will be called Endurance... or maybe Shackleton...
[ame="https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1121797276190437376"]https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1121797276190437376[/ame]
 

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Looks like something will be called Endurance... or maybe Shackleton...
https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1121797276190437376


I was wondering about the significance of the date. Neither May 9th or September 5th seem to have any historical significance (and I am leaning toward the American date convention). The expedition was recovered in 1917, not 1919.


May 10, 1917 was the day that they landed the James Caird on Elephant Island.


Damned cryptic billionaires.
 

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[ame="http://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1123615030098837505"]Blue Origin on Twitter: "We are targeting the next launch of #NewShepard tomorrow May 2nd at 8:30 am CDT / 13:30 UTC. The mission will take 38 microgravity research payloads to space. Watch the launch live at https://t.co/XNq9WB3aZ2 #NS11… https://t.co/AZgsyamY6b"[/ame]

We are targeting the next launch of #NewShepard tomorrow May 2nd at 8:30 am CDT / 13:30 UTC. The mission will take 38 microgravity research payloads to space. Watch the launch live at http://www.blueorigin.com #NS11
 

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"RSS H.G. Wells" .., nice choice for a spacecraft... and did I see correctly that the manned infrastructure is almost ready?

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Just above the hatch, the full label is:

"CC 2.0-1
RSS H.G. Wells"
 

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Did they change the launch umbilicals slightly?

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Sadly, I can't watch it well, the stream dies every 10 seconds here.
 

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"RSS H.G. Wells" .., nice choice for a spacecraft... and did I see correctly that the manned infrastructure is almost ready?

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Just above the hatch, the full label is:

"CC 2.0-1
RSS H.G. Wells"

The next one is called "RSS First Step".

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T0, ignition and liftoff!

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Really moving around.... probably lots of wind.

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MECO and CC sep!

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Apogee 346028ft

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Booster landing!

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CC chute deploy!

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CC landing!

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Mission stats:
apogee: 346406ft
max speed: 2217mph = 3567km/h
time: 10m 10s
 

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So...anyone see anything posted by Blue Origin today?


Damned cryptic billionaires.
[ame="https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1126585291207323649"]https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1126585291207323649[/ame]
[ame="https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1126587734192271360"]https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1126587734192271360[/ame]

Nothing related to the picture (yet...)
 

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Pretty large landing stage for a small cargo lander - sure there is nothing bigger planned?
 

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Looks like a rover lander and some system to deploy satellites around the moon. Communications / navigation infrastructure?


Animations and mock-ups are great, but wake me when they can get something, anything, into LEO. I think they will get some millionaires up on their New Shepard ride, which will be fun, but I'm not seeing New Glenn up and flying anytime soon. Maybe they will surprise me.

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Wired article quotes Bezos as saying Blue Moon is 33,000 lbm fully fueled.



https://www.wired.com/story/jeff-bezos-unveils-blue-origins-prototype-of-a-lunar-lander/


New Glenn is quoted as being able to get 29,000 lbm to GTO, so Blue Moon must be planned to fly on some other rocket, probably New Armstrong. First flight of New Glenn is penciled in for 2021, and there is hardly any idea of what the timeline for New Armstrong.


The whole vibe I get from Blue Origin is that they feel that they need to perfect absolutely everything before launching. That's a tall order, as there is little possibility that even the best engineers will envision everything that could go wrong in such a complex system. My worry is that they will spend years preparing for the first flight of Glenn, only to lose it to some innocent mishap, which will absolutely send their program into shock. There is a fear of failure that I think can lead to paralysis.



SpaceX has it right IMO that at some point, you simply do the best you can, launch and fly as much as you can, and learn everything you can from the experiences. Learning from all-up flight testing can expose the bugs that engineers can't envision in complex interacting systems. SpaceX learns from their RUDs, embraces them even, which is exactly the right attitude to have about engineering failure IMO.
 
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SpaceX has it right IMO that at some point, you simply do the best you can, launch and fly as much as you can, and learn everything you can from the experiences. Learning from all-up flight testing can expose the bugs that engineers can't envision in complex interacting systems. SpaceX learns from their RUDs, embraces them even, which is exactly the right attitude to have about engineering failure IMO.


I think the difference is just, that SpaceX does big steps and big RUDs, which make it hard to pinpoint the causes, while Blue Origin tries smaller steps and less RUDs for the sake of isolating problems better.
 

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New Glenn is quoted as being able to get 29,000 lbm to GTO, so Blue Moon must be planned to fly on some other rocket, probably New Armstrong.


Or maybe they might use multiple launches of the New Glenn (like distributed launch with the ACES hydrolox upper stage). For the meantime, until New Armstrong is developed?
 
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