PM-2 [Blue Origin]
In 2011, Blue Origin conducted flight tests of the PM-2 prototype of the first stage of the suborbital New Shepard vehicle. In place of the space capsule, the PM-2 carried only a haf-spherical aerodnyamic cap.
The first flight was a short hop with successful soft landing on a concrete pad. For this flight only, three of the five BE-2 engines were used. The second flight, powered by all five engines, went out of control at a height of 13.7 km at a speed of Mach 1.2. The vehicle was destroyed.
|PM-2||PM-2 / 5 × BE-2|
No: Type: Flight Date LS Payload
1 1 PM-2 F1 21.05.2011 * CR R&D 2 2 PM-2 F2 24.08.2011 *F CR R&D Launch sites: CR = Blue Origin West Texas Launch Site, Corn Ranch, Van Horn, Culberson County, Texas, USA * Suborbital F Failure r Recovery Failure