New Shepard Mission 7 Test Flight
Mission Fact Sheet
New Shepard flew again for the seventh time on Dec. 12, 2017, from Blue Origin’s West Texas Launch Site. Known as Mission 7 (M7), the mission featured the next-generation booster and the first flight of Crew Capsule 2.0.
- Crew Capsule 2.0 features large windows, measuring 2.4 feet wide, 3.6 feet tall.
- M7 also included 12 commercial, research and education payloads onboard.
M7 Mission Details
- Launch time: 10:59 a.m. CST
- Booster Apogee
- o 322,032 feet (AGL) (98.16 kilometers)
- 325,702 feet (MSL) (99.27 kilometers)
- Crew Capsule 2.0 Apogee
- 322,405 feet (AGL) (98.27 kilometers)
- 326,075 feet (MSL) (99.39 kilometers)
- Maximum ascent velocity: Mach 2.94
- Booster maximum descent velocity: Mach 3.74
- Booster re-ignition: 3,716 feet (AGL)
- Controlled vertical landing of Booster: 6.75 mph
- Deployment of Crew Capsule 2.0 drogue parachutes: 6,463 feet (AGL)
- Landing of Crew Capsule 2.0 under parachutes: 11:10 a.m. CST
- Total mission elapsed time: 10 minutes and 6 seconds