Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is to send and receive its reusable rocket back on the landing pad for a third time in a row. We can only wait and see if it is successful in the venture this time around or not.
Blue Origin is Jeff Bezos’ brainchild. The man already is world-famous for being the founder and main man behind Amazon.com. The space agency is planning on launching and landing a New Shepard rocket for the third time.
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The CEO (that would be Jeff) made a remark on Twitter that his company would be using the same old rocket which had made trips into outer space and back in November and January of 2015 and 2016 respectively.
The exact time of launch was not divulged. However, if all goes as planned, it will be the second time around that this rocket has been “re-used” for launching and landing purposes.
The staff and administration of Blue Origin is looking forward to experimenting a little when the rocket takes off for the empyrean heights.
In order to undergo a soft landing, the New Shepard rocket will start its engine once again. This will take place quickly and the engine will be working at a very high thrust. The altitude will be 3,600 feet above the ground.
Pushing the envelope. Restarting BE-3 fast @ high thrust, just 3600 ft from ground. Impact in 6 sec if engine doesn’t restart & ramp fast.— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) April 1, 2016
There is a slight hitch that may show up in the performance of the reusable rocket. If the engine does not restart at that altitude, the rocket will make a crash landing on the earth within six seconds.
The road testing of novel software will take place too. This new program is meant to handle the crew capsule’s control systems. This is the crux of the matter and will be a big goal that will have been reached if everything goes in a hunky dory manner.
Many drones will be let loose to capture pics of the launch when it does take place. Jeff Bezos himself confirmed this on his Twitter account. This is a first for Blue Origin.
Never has a launch of a reusable rocket been announced ahead of schedule. Jeff is trying to take the accountability and transparency process of his company closer to the ideal.
In the past, all announcements were made after the landing was successful. This time around though it will be different.
In fact, a small coterie of journalists were allowed into the inner premises of the private space agency. This was so they could make a tour of the place and learn all they wanted about Jeff Bezos’ creation.
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