Current affairs The onboard video on Nexø II

This second vlog is a status on the video system of the Nexø II rocket planned for launch this summer. The Nexø II is a progression on the Nexø I now with a DPR system. One more addition is a new camera system containing three cameras. Here Alex Csete (the designer) tells more about the […]

Read More

Vostok & Sputnik on land in Nexø

Photo: Kristian Elof Sørensen/CS

Wednesday Tuesday evening, Jop, Scott, Johansen and I travelled to Bornholm. Jesper arrived the following day. Per who lives on the island, joined on Wednesday. We arrived early in the morning at Nexø harbour, after a brief night’s sleep aboard the good ship M/S Hammerodde. The air temperature was just above freezing. The auxiliary engine […]

Read More

Parachute test on Saturday – and HELP us!

DSC_0172

Dear readers We really need your help with an important thing. You can read more about it further down the page. Parachute test this Saturday We are planning a new manned parachute test this Saturday morning at Center Jump, Odense Airport. This time we are testing an (obvious) modification we made to the reefing system. […]

Read More

Vostok on the Nexø slipway

The Nexø slipway is scheduled to take the Vostok onto land on March 29th, 2017. We have had the Vostok since November 2012. It still hasn’t been on land in the time the association has owned it. In that time, we have had to settle for inspecting it by diving under it, which has been […]

Read More

We smashed the space capsule

3

Dear readers, A week ago we performed a test of our space capsule scale model at Copenhagen Air Experience’s wind tunnel facility. Let me start with showing you how we ended the day. Which shows that the headline is telling the truth. Fortunately we expected this experiment to have a high probability of failure, which […]

Read More

Dynamic rocket engine regulation

Dear readers, On Saturday February 4th we had the great pleasure to make our “Dynamic Pressure Regulation” truly dynamic. Until Saturday we have utilised the DPR-system to maintain a constant pressure in the tanks, and hence a constant pressure in the rocket engine. During this test we planned to use the system more actively, and […]

Read More

A slightly foggy day – Rocket engine test

On Saturday, February 4th we tested our BPM-5 rocket engine. As something new, we used our pressurization system actively by changing the engine chamber pressure along the way. We tried to keep the O/F ratio constant and change the feed pressure so the chamber pressure would increase. We would then be able to map the […]

Read More