New Shepard Space Vehicle Makes Fifth Flight

JASC congratulates Blue Origin on the fifth flight of its re-useable New Shepard space vehicle on Wednesday, October 5. The in-flight test of the capsule abort system successfully separated the capsule from the booster. The capsule descended under parachutes to a landing in the west Texas desert. The booster survived the separation and continued on under power to an apogee of 307,458 feet and then returned for a vertical landing at the launch site.

JASC designed and manufactured the Flight Control System Actuators and the engine Thrust Vector Control Actuators used on New Shepard.  Both of these actuators are servo-hydraulic units, with the former used to steer the vehicle and provide aerodynamic stability, and the latter to vector the engine/nozzle for the same purpose.

JASC looks forward to supporting Blue Origin’s actuator needs on many future successful flights.  Located in Tempe, AZ, JASC is an engineering solutions provider for the aerospace, space and gas turbine industries.