New Shepard to fly 8 NASA-sponsored Payloads to Space on NS-10
Update: This mission was successful. Read the post-launch recap here.
2020年世界杯小组赛Blue Origin’s next New Shepard mission (NS-10) is currently targeting liftoff on Wednesday, January 23rd at 8:50 am CST / 14:50 UTC. This will be the 10th New Shepard mission and is dedicated to bringing eight NASA-sponsored research and technology payloads into space through NASA’s Flight Opportunities program.
is an essential program for researchers providing access to microgravity for technology development. Blue supports NASA’s Flight Opportunities program and its role in perfecting technology for a future human presence in space.
The payloads flying with us on NS-10 include:
Carthage College Space Sciences Program: The experiment led by Dr. Kevin Crosby is a joint effort with the NASA Kennedy Space Center Cryogenics Laboratory. It demonstrates a way to measure fuel levels in microgravity by using sound waves.
Controlled Dynamics Inc.: The aims to separate payloads from the normally occurring vibrations experienced during spaceflight. The payload led by Dr. Scott Green allows researchers to have a clear understanding of microgravity’s effects on their research results.
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab: On its second flight with Blue, the experiment will observe and collect data on the naturally occurring electromagnetic fields both inside and outside New Shepard during the launch. Principal Investigator Dr. Todd Smith will use success of this experiment to determine how global measurements of the Earth’s electromagnetic field can be conducted in the future.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Cooling tightly-packed electronics onboard a spacecraft can be challenging, and many solutions have not been able to undergo robust testing. Principal Investigator Franklin Robinson will test one of these solutions in his experiment.
Purdue University: Dr. Steven Collicott’s payload looks at , which aims to help advance the use of a safer and more environmentally friendly rocket propellant by better understanding the fuel’s behavior in microgravity.
University of Central Florida: Two teams led by Dr. Josh Colwell and Dr. Addie Dove both have planetary science payloads on NS-10. The aims to understand how dust particles react after surface contact during exploration missions to places such as the Moon, Mars and asteroids. The ) addresses the unique challenge of collecting and analyzing material samples in microgravity.
University of Florida: Dr. Rob Ferl and Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul are adapting technology designed for the ISS to suborbital uses with their experiment, . By recalibrating the way data is collected, the experiment will enable more biological research on suborbital missions.
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