All systems GO

Dear readers Let’s get the most important news out in the open immediately – The Vostoks diesel tank is repaired and ready to use! Monday evening, we will take a look at the weather forecast and into each other’s eyes and then we’ll make a Go/NoGo decision for the upcoming weekend. Phew it is so […]

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NEXØ 1 Sea Acceptance Test 2016

The 25th of June the NEXØ 1 rocket went through a SAT (Sea Acceptance Test). The purpose of this type of testing is to simulate a launch, down to the smallest detail and get through all systems, all the checklists and procedures so we are sure that everything works with no surprises.

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A spanner in the works

Translated by Bo Braendstrup Dear readers, On Saturday before last we performed a SAT (Sea Acceptance Test) of the Nexø I rocket and associated systems. The aim of the test was to simulate a launch in every detail, however minute. This is done to work through all systems, check lists and procedures, to ensure that everything […]

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CS Flotilla 2016

Vostok & Sputnik preparing for this years rocket launch season. Vostok and Blue RIB goes for a test and training trip in Øresund, during which Vostok suffers an electrical failure that require a tow back to port. Sputnik sails from Nexø on Bornholm to Copenhagen, where we will mount the rocket and its equipment and […]

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Hot air above Nexø!

Translated by Bo Braendstrup With only a few weeks until launch, it’s about time to have a look at what we actually plan to do above the waters of the Baltic Sea, and especially what kind of beast this rocket is, what makes it tick, and what kind of work it will perform. All who have […]

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Habour Acceptance Test – Passed

On sunday June 19th the Nexø I rocket passed the Habour Acceptance Test (HAT).   Status after the test: The tests went according to plan. Radio-link to and from the Nexø I rocket works perfectly. WiFi between Vostok and Sputnik works perfectly. Mission Control can manipulate on-board valves. Starsignal-cable is registeret correctly on the monitor. Rocket […]

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Nexø I passed – almost …

Translated by Bo Braendstrup Dear readers, Yesterday (June 11th) we ran another coldflow test on Nexø I, as it flunked last weekends test. Yesterday went much better, even if we had a few problems. Video by Claus Mejling from the test this Saturday. Since last weekends test we have disassembled parts of the system to […]

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CS: The Nexø rocket flunked!

Fig. 4: If the rocket doesn't break through the clouds, the clouds must be brought to the rocket . Photo: Jev Olsen / CS.

Original blog in danish by Niels Foldager. Nexø I is about to be launched. It’s time for the final tests of the completed rocket, and this Sunday the rocket was faced with – the literally icy – coldflow test. The Nexø rocket is propelled by our 5 kN engine BPM5, running on 75% ethanol/25% water […]

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Static burn of the Nexø I flight engine – Today

We will test our flight engine for the last time today (May 21st). We will stream these tests live as usual. Unfortunately it won’t be possible to attend these tests in person. This is due to our limited test facilities we have available at the moment. The live stream will begin at approx. 12:30 CEST today. See […]

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To Make Fire!

Translated by Daen de Leon and Jørgen Skyt. (Blog 1 of 2, how to start a bi-propellant rocket engine, by Jørgen Skyt) I believe every healthy child, at one time or another, has been fascinated by fire. I certainly have. I will never forget my excitement when my older brother poured gasoline in a maze […]

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