Christmas visit in Nexø Harbour

Ships maintenance Ships will detoriate by themself if left alone and unattended. Therefore Scott and myself are at present enroute to Nexø Harbour for a round of maintenance and upkeep on Sputnik & Vostok. If you happen to be on Bornholm, then feel free to come and visit us and see the ships. We will […]

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A new battery charger for Nexø II

Through spring and summer of 2016 we have performed a plethora of long tests while running the onboard electronics from the rocket’s internal batteries. For that reason we have also spent a lot of time – far too much annoying time – charging the internal batteries. Although we have dedicated multichannel chargers, it has turned […]

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From sewer pipe to space capsule

Original blog in danish by Mads Stenfatt.   Dear readers,   A couple of days ago, our chairman very poetically stated: Thus the seed for the revived work within the space capsule study group has been planted.   As described previously, we are preparing a test investigating the capsule touchdown angle resulting in the softest […]

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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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