Updated December 19th, 2023 at 17:27 IST
Blue Origin to launch first mission after 2022 failure on Dec 19. When & where to watch LIVE?
The mission named NS-24 is scheduled for launch at 10:07 pm IST today from Blue Origin's West Texas launch pad.
Blue Origin is targeting the launch of its New Shepard mission on December 19, more than 15 months after a mishap. The mission named NS-24 is scheduled for launch at 10:07 pm IST today from Blue Origin's West Texas launch pad.
NS-24 was targeted for launch on December 18 but it was delayed after the mission team encountered a ground system issue. “We're scrubbing NS24 today due to a ground system issue the team is troubleshooting. We’ll provide a new launch target for this week soon,” the company said in a post on X.
Notably, this would be an uncrewed mission that only includes research payloads.
Where to watch NS-24 launch live?
Blue Origin will live stream the launch on its official website. The livestream will begin 20 minutes prior to the liftoff.
You can also stay tuned with the updates on the launch from the company's social media profiles.
About the NS-24 mission
The upcoming mission will mark Blue Origin's return to flight after the mishap it suffered on September 12, 2022. Also an uncrewed mission, it failed shortly after liftoff. Due to an anomaly with the Booster's engine, the New Shepard capsule separated from the Booster and eventually descended with parachutes in the desert.
According to Blue Origin's description, the NS-24 mission includes 33 payloads developed by NASA as well as "K-12 schools, universities, and STEAM-focused organizations."
As of December 2023, Blue Origin has launched 13 payload missions and 31 humans above the Karman Line - the internationally recognised boundary of space 100 km above the surface.
Published December 19th, 2023 at 17:23 IST