Report from the rocket workshop: status on 2X.

Dear Readers, This Saturday, I came around to Hangar 2 and found Andreas busy putting the final touches on the pipework inside 2X. In some ways it still feels kind of special to be working on the various valves in a fluid motor. Back in old days – when amateurs could only think of working […]

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Are you just a vector in 3D space?

Dear readers, Math is a language enabling humans to describe concepts that would otherwise be indescribable. This may sound banal but the secret behind our success as a species is the ability to communicate. Language probably started out as a social thing in our prehistory as gregarious pack animals. That is, the language occurred in […]

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Test setup for the HEAT 2X static test – Guest blog by Steen

Dear readers, Steen Andersen have written one of his fact filled technical articles describing our setup for the forthcoming static test of HEAT 2X. As you’ll notice, it’s rather comprehensive and all departments in CS are busy preparing and building materials for the test. We know now that we’ll not get ready in time for […]

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Electronics: The brain in CS rockets

Dear readers, Most of the people here who have lit a rocket most likely used a match to do so. I like constructions as simple as possible, which is why the match is one of my favorites. The absolutely most simple igniter for a rocket. Even the brand name matches the name of our rocket […]

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How come, being an engineer is so incredibly exciting!

Dear Readers, You cannot be a reader of “Ingeniøren” without time and again being reminded that we live in a society that is in no way sustainable. The news is filled with stories about greenhouse gases, collapsing fish stocks, floating islands formed in the ocean from plastic waste and a host of other horrible things […]

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Turbines – technical for nerds

Dear readers, CS have entered a course where we aim to get a turbine pumped rocket engine to work. We also aim to master active guidance. If these aims really come true we’ll have a rocket technology which is only a few percent less efficient than what they’re building in Harthorne, California: At the Space […]

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Long distance voyage

The other day I was asked about what submarines and manned spaceflight had in common. My reply was that they are just about the same thing. Two sides of the same coin. The reasoning is such that no matter what kind of technology you need to get to work, you always end up realising that […]

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Rocket test strategy and time schedule

Rocket testing. As so often happens it’s a good question from debate in a former blog entry that becomes the subject of the next. In this technical blog I will try to answer the why and how rockets are tested – and why and how CS tests rockets. It’s not the same at Pratt & […]

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A brand new era

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Dear readers, CS have entered a new era as we have burst open the confinement of HAB and grows beyond it. It’s a new situation which is the product of a purely technical decision. We did start out with the minimalistic “stand up capsule” concept. Just as challenging as that was at the time, as […]

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