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Blue Origin achieves third successful landing

04 April 2016

New Shepard flew again on April 2, 2016 reaching an apogee of 103km. It was the third flight with the same hardware.

Image courtesy of Blue Origin

Blue Origin pushed the envelope on this flight, restarting the engine for the propulsive landing only 3,600ft above the ground, requiring the BE-3 engine to start fast and ramp to high thrust fast.

To read DPA’s coverage of the two previous landings, click here.

For more information, visit the Blue Origin website.

Video courtesy of Blue Origin.


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