Designed with researchers in mind

Designed with researchers in mind

With approximately three minutes in a high-quality microgravity environment, an apogee of over 100 km, and a comfortable shirt-sleeve cabin environment, our New Shepard system is ideal for microgravity physics, gravitational biology, technology demonstrations, and educational programs. You’ll also have the opportunity for Earth, atmospheric, and space science research.

Our frequent flight schedule will allow you to launch your experiment multiple times to iterate on findings, improve statistics, or rapidly collect data. As human flights begin, you’ll also be able to fly with your payloads for hands-on experimentation.

From academic research and corporate technology development to educational payloads and entrepreneurial ventures, our private platform offers unparalleled access.

Contact us below to tell us about your payload and learn about preparing it for spaceflight.

We can readily accommodate experiments from a few ounces up to 50 lb., with custom solutions available for larger payloads. Payloads are installed in the capsule, supported by our unique payload avionics system and software, including:

  • Robust control systems
  • Cameras
  • Data storage
  • Electrical power
  • Vehicle telemetry data
  • Benchtop development units for programming in your lab, so you can develop and implement complex experiments faster than ever before

For microgravity experiments, we’ve developed

Payload Lockers in two standard sizes.

Single Size Double Size
Payload Mass 25 pounds / 11.34 kg 50 pounds / 22.68 kg
Payload Volume 1.84 ft3 / 52 liters 3.50 ft3 / 99 liters
Approximate Interior Dimensions 20.6 x 16.3 x 9.5 in / 52.3 x 41.4 x 24.1 cm 20.6 x 16.3 x 19.3 in / 52.3 x 41.4 x 48.9 cm
Power 28 VDC, 200 W peak
Data 32 GB on-board data storage with synchronized flight parameter measurements; plus an additional 128 GB video storage provided for post-flight download
Experiment Configuration Software Blue Origin software available to configure experiment command sequence, such as turning on sensors and other apparatus when microgravity is reached

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