Copenhagen Suborbitals was invited to participate in the Copenhagen Culture Night as guests of The Danish Society of Engineers, IDA, held at their main office on the harbour front. Our participation required us to hoist the old and burned out HEAT 2X rocket onto the launch tower of Sputnik, to show how Sputnik looks with […]
In this video we present how we control the opening sequence of the main parachutes. * Two devices are placed on each parachute. * They are started by the suspension lines pulling a plug * A timer is triggered when the reefing line is pulled tight * A cutter will cut the reefing line after […]
This is the device that ensures a correctly timed opening of the parachutes. It is first activated when the parachute unfolds, and the suspension line pulls a plug in the bottom. after that, when the reefing line has tightened, it will wait a predetermined time before it cuts the reefing line. This video shows how […]
Our space capsule will need a cluster of three parachutes. We will soon perform our first test of such a cluster, which will be done with a skydiver. For safety reasons, he’s not allowed to land with the parachutes, so he will have to cut them away at an altitude of 1,500 meters. This is […]
Nexø II swing test. This test is performed to verify that the jet vanes will react as expected by the Guidance and Navigation Computer (GNC). Visual inspection will verify that the vanes deflect to counter the movement of the rocket.
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.