New Shepard payload customers at the landing site after Mission 8.

Affordable Access To Space

New Shepard Payloads

Designed With Researchers In Mind

New Shepard offers flights to space over 100 kilometers (62 miles) for payloads inside our cabin or with direct exposure to the space environment. With minutes of high-quality microgravity or partial-G, access to the Kármán Line, and gentle return of payload, New Shepard is transforming access to space research.

New Shepard payload locker schematic.
RESEARCH

Payloads for R&D

From fluid physics and gravitational biology to high altitude science and space as a technology testbed, New Shepard serves a wide community of researchers. With a range of government grants available, taking your lab to space is now easier than ever.

New Shepard payload interface.
New Shepard payload model.
EDUCATION

Payloads for Students

Schools around the world are now developing their own space programs. From STEM outreach with youth to graduate level research, our Mini Payloads offer students a way to get hands-on experience with the full lifecycle of a space project.

COMMERCIAL

Payloads for Business

Spaceflight now moves at the speed of business, with the ability to move from idea to flight in a matter of months. Use New Shepard for risk reduction, rapid proof of concept, or early investor milestones.

New Shepard lifts off from Launch Site One in West Texas
New Shepard on the pad prior to flight.
News

New Shepard Successfully Flies 8 NASA Research & Technology Payloads to Space

Rendering of New Shepard's payload capacity.
INSIDE THE CAPSULE

Standardized Stacks Provide Easy Payload Support

The Crew Capsule is designed to accommodate up to six payload stacks with as many as 36 individual Payload Lockers. Future vehicles can pair stacks with seats to support human-tended payload flights, allowing researchers to conduct their own hands-on work in space.

UNIQUE SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE

Flight-Ready Interfaces Make It Simple

As described in our Payload User’s Guide below, payloads are supported by our custom avionics and software, including flight-ready solutions for:

  • Robust control systems

  • Data storage

  • Electrical power

  • Vehicle telemetry

  • Integrated avionics and desktop software for programming in your lab, so you can develop and implement complex experiments faster than ever before

New Shepard payload interface.

Payload Offerings

Single Locker
Single Locker
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Double Locker
Double Locker
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Full Stack
Full Stack
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Mini Payload
Mini Payload
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External PM Payload
External PM Payload
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Partial G-Mission
Partial G-Mission
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Custom
Custom
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New Shepard payload interface.
Custom Solutions

If our standard interfaces don’t meet your needs, we’re happy to support a wide range of custom interfaces and operations.

Highlighted Payloads

NewCentury-1
Mini Payload
NewCentury-1

New Century Technology High School
Technology

DDL Sensor Demo
PM Payload
DDL Sensor Demo

Blue Origin and NASA
Technology, Lunar

OSCAR
Full Stack
OSCAR

NASA
Technology, Physical Science, Combustion

Thoracic PARG
Single Locker
Thoracic PARG

Orbital Medicine
Technology, Life Science, Physical Science, Fluids

JANUS
Double Locker
JANUS

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Technology

AMSE
Single Locker
AMSE

Silicon Valley Space Center
Technology, Space Science

ARMAS
Single Locker
ARMAS

Space Environment Technologies
Technology, Space Science

ASGSR UND Dinonauts
Mini Payload
ASGSR UND Dinonauts

University of North Dakota
Life Science

BISS
Single Locker
BISS

University of Florida
Technology, Life Science

Bodyslam
Mini Payload
Bodyslam

mu Space Corp
Art

BORE II
Single Locker
BORE II

Southwest Research Institute
Technology, ISRU

COLLIDE
Single Locker
COLLIDE

University of Central Florida
Technology, Space Science

Columbia-Bone
Mini Payload
Columbia-Bone

Columbia University
Life Science

CONDENSS
Single Locker
CONDENSS

Purdue University
Technology, Fluids, Physical Science

CORE
Single Locker
CORE

University of Central Florida
Technology, Space Science

CRExIM
Mini Payload
CRExIM

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Life Science

Daphnia
Single Locker
Daphnia

University of Bayreuth
Life Science

DreamUp-DCS
Mini Payload
DreamUp-DCS

DCS Montessori School
Technology, Art

EEF-1
Mini Payload
EEF-1

Hellenic Association of Physicists (EEF)
Physical Science

EEF-2
Mini Payload
EEF-2

Hellenic Association of Physicists (EEF)
Physical Science

EEF-3
Mini Payload
EEF-3

Hellenic Association of Physicists (EEF)
Physical Science

EGTG
Mini Payload
EGTG

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Life Science

EM Field
Single Locker
EM Field

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Technology, Space Science

EMSS
Single Locker
EMSS

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Technology, Space Science

EQUIPAGE
Single Locker
EQUIPAGE

Otto von Guericke University
Physical Science

EUPHORIE
Single Locker
EUPHORIE

University of Duisburg-Essen
Physical Science, Space Science

FBMC
Single Locker
FBMC

NASA
Technology, Fluids

FLEX
Single Locker
FLEX

University of Florida
Technology, Life Science

Floral Cosmonauts
Mini Payload
Floral Cosmonauts

MIT Media Lab
Technology

GAGa
Single Locker
GAGa

Otto von Guericke University
Physical Science

IRIS
Single Locker
IRIS

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Technology, Space Science

Jellynauts
Mini Payload
Jellynauts

Eli Pinney Elementary School
Life Science

LAD-2
Double Locker
LAD-2

Southwest Research Institute
Technology, Fluids

Living Distance
Single Locker
Living Distance

MIT Media Lab
Technology, Art

Maiden Flight-1
Mini Payload
Maiden Flight-1

MIT Media Lab
Technology, Art, Life Science

Maiden Flight-2
Mini Payload
Maiden Flight-2

MIT Media Lab
Technology, Art, Life Science

MAX-2019
Mini Payload
MAX-2019

Media Art Xploration
Art

microG-LilyPond
Single Locker
microG-LilyPond

Space Lab Technologies
Technology, Fluids, Life Science

MIT-Portugal-1
Mini Payload
MIT-Portugal-1

MIT
Life Science

MPG
Double Locker
MPG

Carthage College
Technology, Fluids, Physical Science

muSpace-1
Single Locker
muSpace-1

mu Space Corp
Technology, Art

OKGo-1
Mini Payload
OKGo-1

OK Go
Art

OKGo-2
Mini Payload
OKGo-2

OK Go
Art

OSU-USIP
Single Locker
OSU-USIP

The Ohio State University
Technology, Life Science

SC1-x
Single Locker
SC1-x

Solstar
Technology

SFEM-2
Single Locker
SFEM-2

NASA
Technology

SpaceCU-Alpha
Single Locker
SpaceCU-Alpha

Space Cargo Unlimited
Life Science

Telepresent Drawings
Mini Payload
Telepresent Drawings

MIT Media Lab
Technology, Art

TESSERAE
Single Locker
TESSERAE

MIT Media Lab
Technology, Art

VIP
Single Locker
VIP

Controlled Dynamics
Technology

ZGGE
Mini Payload
ZGGE

Cumberland Elementary School
Life Science, Physical Science

ZGPMT
Single Locker
ZGPMT

Purdue University
Technology, Fluids, Physical Science

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