Researchers In Mind
New Shepard offers flights to space over 100 km and accommodations for payloads both inside our comfortable cabin or controlled exposure to the space environment. With about 4 minutes of high-quality microgravity, the cabin is ideal for microgravity physics, gravitational biology, technology demonstrations and educational programs. Payloads adjacent to the largest windows in space or mounted on the outside of the vehicle can deliver world-class 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 about your payload and learn about preparing it for spaceflight. Inside the cabin, we can readily accommodate experiments from a few ounces up to 225 lb., with custom solutions available for larger payloads. As described in our Payload User’s Guide below, these payloads are supported by our unique avionics system and software, including flight-qualified:
- Robust control systems
- 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