Blue Origin провела успешные испытания системы аварийного спасения во время запуска ракеты New Shepard pic.twitter.com/C3FYbifS8y— N + 1 (@nplusodin) October 5, 2016
Космический корабль и сама ракета приземлились штатно pic.twitter.com/BrdsAnAONi— N + 1 (@nplusodin) October 5, 2016
Meyerson, on last week’s abort test: we were optimistic about capsule’s performance, but “pretty certain” we’d lose booster.
Meyerson: that was a “picture-perfect” test. Very important step in human spaceflight program.
Meyerson: New Shepard test keeps us on track to start flying test astronauts by the end of 2017; comm’l missions in 2018.
Meyerson: we do New Shepard to practice. Can fly 100s of times to build up experience launching and landing.
Meyerson: New Glenn, with its first stage with 7 BE-4 engines, will be the smallest orbital launch vehicle we’ll ever build.
Meyerson: no significant damage to Fla. facilities from Hurricane Matthew. Installed 1st vertical beam at factory today.
Meyerson: “really great” progress on BE-4 engine; plan engine tests to begin early next year.