In this episode of Current Affairs, Thomas Pedersen, Flight, and Mads Wilson, FIDO, explains the Mission Control Box which will be used during the Nexø II launch mission later this summer.
One of the more delicate tasks in the workshop right now is the milling of the boxes containing the radio systems for Nexø II. The boxes contain the radio receivers and radio transmitters that enable us to send commands to the rocket, and receive telemetry data from the sensors on the rocket.
We have always found it important to live stream from our rocket launches. To stream live from the launch area at sea we need a comprehensive WIFI network that works 35km over water on a moving ship. This year we upgraded some of the equipment, so of course we needed to test it before we mount […]
The completion and launch of the Nexø II rocket is approaching fast. On Sunday the 23rd of June 2017 we took a big step towards this, by performing a cold soak test on the almost completed rocket.
This episode gives an introduction to a number of camera systems which have been tailored for use in a Copenhagen Suborbitals launch situation. All systems are based on an inexpensive chinese action camera.
In this video, Thomas and Steen talk about the FIDO program. The FIDO program serves to provide situation awareness before, during and after the launch. Input comes from the rocket’s GPS and altimeter, Engine Controller for timestamps from the mission clock and the maritime AIS system. Thus, the Mission Control can always get an overview […]
In this video Flemming Nyboe explains about the dynamic pressure regulation (DPR) system and the adjustments needed to transfer the system from test stand use to flight use. The test is performed using demineralised water and compressed atmospheric air, this video will show how.
In this episode of Current Affairs we take a closer look at the new antenna design for the Nexø II rocket. The design is a wrap around patch antenna which will be used for the video downlink. Peter Bybjerg Mortensen talks to Jacob Larsen about the design of this special antenne. We’ll also answer a […]
Tabletop ECU (engine control unit) test, testing serial communication, including the cable trees. Two wire pairs were swopped, which has been fixed in software.
In this video Jacob Larsen is presenting CS own capacitive LOX sensor for the first time. CS has been using capacitive sensors on our test stand, but the price of these sensors have been prohibitive of actually flying it. It was clear that we needed a better solution than the weight measuring used on Nexø […]