Goddard [Blue Origin]
The Goddard experimental vehicle is a precursor to Blue Origins suborbital New Shepard vertical take-off, vertical-landing vehicle designed to take a small number of astronauts on a sub-orbital journey into space. Goddard seems to be comparable to NASAs DC-X prototype.
No technical details are currently known. Goddard is powered by nine engines, which use probably monopropellant Hydrogenperoxide (H2O2) as fuel.
The first flight in November 2006 reached a hight of about 100 m, followed by a soft landing on the concrete launch pad. Later flights will expand the flight envelope.
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No: Type: Date LS Payload
1 1 Goddard 13.11.2006 * CR R&D 2 2 Goddard 22.03.2007 * CR R&D 3 3 Goddard 19.04.2007 * CR R&D Launch sites: CR = Blue Origin West Texas Launch Site, Corn Ranch, Van Horn, Culberson County, Texas, USA * Suborbital