Nexø 1 Guidance Navigation & Control

It’s been a week since Flight Director Thomas Pedersen pressed the green button, commanding our Nexø 1 rocket to leave Sputnik. We have retrieved, analyzed and discussed data, and I would like to present the Guidance, Navigation and Control perspective here. Recovery was a great success, since we managed to recover a booster for the […]

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Nexø I flew and fell back again

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 […]

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Preliminary impressions from Nexø I flight event.

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. […]

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The Nexø I rocket launched

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. […]

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Status report from Sputnik (Updated)

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:  

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Nexø I rocket mission update

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 […]

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