Copenhagen Suborbitals at the Cph Culture Night 2017

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 […]

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Controlling the opening sequence of the main parachutes

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 […]

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Reefing cutter device

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 […]

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Cutaway of parachute cluster

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 […]

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Nexø II swing test

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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.

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The resons why the NEXØ-II launch is postponed until 2018

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. […]

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Current Affairs Blue RIB Flemmingt Rasmussen

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.

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