Suborbital Services

Suborbital Services

Blue Origin’s New Shepard Space Vehicle

Suborbital ServicesNanoRacks is now offering integration, payload development and customer services to Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle.

The New Shepard space vehicle is ideal for microgravity physics, gravitational biology, technology demonstrations, and educational programs. You’ll also have the opportunity to research Earth, atmospheric, and space sciences, land use, technology development and demonstration/space systems development.

NanoRacks offers complete in-house capabilities for the New Shepard space vehicle integration, payload design and development, interfacing with Blue Origin’s technical team. Everything necessary for a successful suborbital launch is taken care of by our team.

Feather Fame

Blue Origin CapsuleThree minutes in high-quality microgravity, apogee over 100 km
Your Suborbital Research Choose between a single or double payload locker size

Primary Capabilities Include:

  • Ability to frequently launch your payloads, and ultimately payload operators, to space on a suborbital trajectory
  • A high volume cabin able to accommodate multiple experiments and ultimately, researchers
  • Standard interfaces to mount experiments and provide power, cooling, command and control, and video/data recording
  • Rapid post-landing access by ground personnel to time-sensitive payloads

Mission Highlights:

  • Multiple flights per year
  • As human flights begin, you’ll also be able to fly with your payload for hands-on experimentation
  • You own full rights to your data from Blue Origin’s private platform
  • Accommodates payloads from a few ounces up to 50 lbs

Contact us to get started today.


Let NanoRacks Integrate Your Blue Payload

Single Sizesuborbital single payloads
Payload Mass: 25 lbs / 11.34 kg
Payload Volume: 1.73 ft3 / 49 liters
Approx. Interior Dimensions:
20.3 x 16.5 x 9.0 inches / 51.6 x 41.8 x 22.9 cm (less hinge area)
Power: 28 VDC, 200 W peak
Double Sizedouble payload container
Payload Mass: 50 lbs / 22.68 kg
Payload Volume: 3.61 ft3 / 102 liters
Approx. Interior Dimensions:
20.3 x 16.5 x 18.7 inches / 51.6 x 41.8 x 47.4 cm (less hinge area)
Power: 28 VDC, 200 W peak

32 GB on-board data storage with synchronized flight parameter measurements; plus an additional 128 GB video storage provided for post-flight download.

Experiment Software:
Blue Origin software available to configure experiment command sequence, such as turning on sensors and other apparatus when microgravity is reached.

Launch Schedule for 2016:
Right now we’re in the test and development mode, contact our team or stay tuned as we better understand schedule and price points for 2016.