Translation by Bo Brændstrup. Click! “Autosequence start, T-30 seconds.” The LED next to the mission box button marked autosequence start lights up to tell me that the launch control interface aboard Sputnik has received the command. The first launch by CS since Sapphire in 2013 will happen in 30 seconds. I’m […]
Nexø 1 Launch – Teaser
We have not yet had opportunity to examine data, parts or footage. A tentative speculation on root cause would be simple LOX overload. In other words a problem with measuring the correct amount of LOX in the tank, which we have encountered previously, and worked on solving via several methods. We will look into this. […]
Today we launched the Nexø I rocket. It was a beautiful launch with a not so great landing. The rocket flew to about 1514 meters before a catastrophic failure occurred. Even though it didn’t go completely as planed we still see it as a partially success. A lot of sub systems actually work as they should. […]
We’re setting up equipment for the live streaming of the rocket launch on Saturday. On Bornholm (on the Dueodde tower.) In Copenhagen (HAB):
The Nexø I rocket has arrived in Spaceport Nexø. M/V Vostok is almost here. She will be in SPN around 12:00 CEST. M/V Antares will leave Copenhagen in a few hours. @15:00 CEST:
MLP Sputnik has arrived home in Spaceport Nexø. M/V Vostok has left Copenhagen and is on the way to Spaceport Nexø. The game is on. We’re all extremely excited. Everything is GO for a launch in the weekend.
Sputnik is well underway to Spaceport Nexø. Its all smooth sailing at the moment and Bornholm is in sight. 20th 18:00 CEST: Everything is good on board sputnik. They are south of Bornholm at the moment. Remember you can follow them on Marinetraffic A few photos from the trip below:
At 12:58 CET today, MLP Sputnik departed our Copenhagen HQ for the island of Bornholm, under command of our chairman and skipper Kristian Elof Sørensen. At her relatively slow speed, she will reach Spaceport Nexø late afternoon Wednesday. Here’s a photo of her setting out in the harbour of Copenhagen. You can follow the sailing […]
Final adjustmens of the ballute and parachute before launch of the Nexø 1 rocket.