Blue Origin’s ‘anomaly’ leads to capsule abort

An “anomaly” forced an in-flight capsule to abort on a Blue Origin flight from West Texas on Monday. The New Shepard rocket, now grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration, was carrying no people. It is an earlier version of the one that was launched six times with people on board. One minute and four seconds into its 10-minute mission is when the Blue Origin NS-23’s booster failed. stage. “If you go back and play very slowly you see there are flashes. Normally when you have these flashes it means there is some type of debris or extra fuel or something going on. “Said Paula do Vale Pereira of Florida Tech. But the company said the escape system worked as expected. “It’s a launch escape system. A solid rocket motor essentially at the base of this capsule fired just when it needed to. And the capsule moved away from the rocket that was exploding,” Eric Berger of Ars Technica said. Although there were no humans in the capsule, there were 36 science experiment payloads, half of which were funded by NASA “If people were on board, they would have gotten a big kick in the pants and felt G’s, but they would have been fine,” said Shepherd. There are three more passenger New Shepard missions planned for this year. toward airline-type operations, I think there’s still a long way to go,” Berger said. Following Monday’s aborted mission, the FAA grounded the New Shepard. Before the New Shepard vehicle can resume flight, the FAA will determine whether a system, process, or procedure related to the accident affected public safety.This is standard practice for all accident investigations.The NS-23 mission was delayed three times due to weather conditions. The failed booster is an earlier version than intended for missions with people on board. The capsule descended to earth under three parachutes, just as it would have descended even if everything went wrong. was going as planned. reliable flights, I’m pretty sure they can figure it out without major issues,” said Julie Brisset of UCF’s Florida Space Institute. See the time the flight was aborted below. underneath

An “anomaly” forced an in-flight capsule to abort on a Blue Origin flight from West Texas on Monday.

The New Shepard rocket, now grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration, was carrying no people. It is an earlier version of the one that was launched six times with people on board.

One minute and four seconds into its 10-minute mission, Blue Origin NS-23’s booster failed.

Just after a ragged jet of flame escaped from the engine, the abort system activated and propelled the capsule away from the failed main stage.

“If you go back and play very slowly you see there are flashes. Normally when you have these flashes it means there is some type of debris or extra fuel or something going on. said Paula do Vale Pereira of Florida Tech.

But the company said the evacuation system was working as expected.

“It’s the launch escape system. A solid rocket engine basically at the base of this capsule fired just when it needed to. And the capsule pulled away from the rocket that was exploding” , said Eric Berger of Ars Technica.

Although there were no humans in the capsule, there were 36 science experiment payloads, half of which were funded by NASA.

“If people were on board, they would have gotten a big kick in the pants and felt G’s, but they would have been fine,” Berger said.

There are three more New Shepard passenger missions planned for this year.

“While these companies are trying to move into air-like operations, I think there’s still a long way to go,” Berger said.

Following Monday’s aborted mission, the FAA grounded the New Shepard.

The agency wrote the following in a statement to WESH 2 News: “Before the New Shepard vehicle can resume flight, the FAA will determine whether any system, process, or procedure related to the crash affected public safety. .”

This is standard practice for all accident investigations.

The NS-23 mission was delayed three times due to weather conditions. The failed booster is an earlier version than intended for missions with people on board.

The capsule descended to earth under three parachutes, exactly as it would have descended even if everything had gone as planned.

“Given their history of regular and reliable flights, I’m pretty sure they can figure it out without major problems,” said Julie Brisset of UCF’s Florida Space Institute.

See when the flight was interrupted below

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