Milling of the Nexø II radio Box

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.

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Current Affairs WiFi Distance test with Peter Mortensen

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 […]

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Nexø II Cold Soak Test

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.

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Current Affairs The FIDO system.

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 […]

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DPR Water Flow Test on Nexø II

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.

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Video Antenna on Nexø II

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 […]

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Calibration of the LOX sensor

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 […]

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