Scopecreep NEXØ-II was originally planned to be very similar to NEXØ-I. But as the year progressed more and more departments saw an opportunity to perform a full development iteration in order to bring their devices one step closer to being ready for SPICA. This added to the development time and increased the test workload significantly. […]
The Nexø II rocket remains grounded on land until summer of 2018, the board of Copenhagen Suborbitals has just decided. Launching a rocket is a large-scale project. A lot of different parameters must be fulfilled in order for the Nexø II mission to be optimum, and this year it has simply not been possible due […]
Peter Madsen has had no connection to Copenhagen Suborbitals since June 2014. Prior to that, he had been in disagreement with the other members of the group for years, including the board. This culminated in June 2014, and created a deep rift between Peter Madsen and the rest of us. In June 2014, Peter Madsen chose to […]
Short Status from the workshop at Copenhagen Suborbitals.
In this episode we talk to “Flemming RIB”, captain on Blue RIB (Rigid-Inflatable Boat). Blue RIB is the high performance boat which shuttles personel and tools between Sputnik, Vostok and other vessels during Copenhagen Suborbitals’ launch missions on the Baltic Sea.
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.