Junque in armor

Since the last time I wrote about the cheap cameras from China, locally known as CCC (Chinese Crap Camera), I’ve been tinkering to get something sensible out of the small buggers. The footage we have obtained is OK as is, the problem lies in getting them to function properly when the action is happening.   […]

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Helium versus nitrogen

Dear readers, As described in the latest blog, we performed five engine tests on Sunday October 10th. One of the goals of the tests was to determine whether we can use nitrogen as pressurising gas instead of helium. Economically it is very advantageous to use nitrogen rather than helium, as a bottle of helium containing […]

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New record!

Dear readers, Our friends from Singapore visited this past weekend. Their project has reached a stage where we are able to test one of their engines. Our friends from the far east are not keen on too much details being released here, thus I will limit myself to conclude that the engine test went well. […]

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This and that from the rocket shop

Translated from a blog in danish, written by Jesper Rosendal.   Debriefing A couple of weeks ago we held a debriefing event in our workshop. We went through a detailed analysis of the launch of Nexø I, and we told about what went well, what went wrong, what we learned and what we need to […]

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Public Nexø I debriefing event

  On Sunday September 4th from 12 AM to 3 PM, a public debriefing will be held for all interested rocket enthusiasts. The debriefing will cover all results and experiences learned from the Nexø I launch in July. What went well, what went not so well? At the event a number of talks will be […]

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Data from Nexø I

Dear readers, It is now a couple of weeks ago that Nexø I ascended majestically above Sputnik. Flemming has already told a good deal about the flight in this blog. As can be seen, both above and in Flemming’s blog, Nexø I had an incredibly straight flight with a very low roll rate. This is […]

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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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