What’s the purpose of it all? Part 1

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Translated by Daen de Leon (Spaceflower) Dear Readers, Recently, there’s been some confusion on this blog about what we’re doing at Copenhagen Suborbitals (CS).  What’s the deal with BPM-2 and BPM-5?  Why would we build more BPM-5 engines?  How far along is BPM-100?  And why are we talking about ablative cooling and epoxy/fiber engines now […]

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You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.

So, where’s the Sun? The bearing to the Sun depends on your whereabouts, and when you’re there. With that knowledge you can determine the bearing to the Sun by looking in the almanac or by calculation. Just raising your arm and pointing in the (obvious) direction won’t do in this case, we need numbers.  Some […]

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CCCZ footage, what is the difference.

After having tinkered with cheap chinese cameras – CCC – and adding different optics – CCCZ – how do they compare? I have taken some comparative pictures, using the different optics, to demonstrate the achieved results. Please note that my photographic skills are poor to bordering on non-exsistent; any criticism on composition and the like […]

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From triple C to triple C-Z

We are fooling around with cheap cameras to supplement our GoPro cameras.   Since CS created a ‘disaster video’ at the 2X rocket motor test, where a melted cable tie was responsible for the dramatic footage, our ability to deliver high speed footage from various tests has been somewhat limited. GoPro cameras aren’t exactly cheap […]

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The Copenhagen Suborbitals Act

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Translated by Daen de Leon There’s a new bill on the Danish parliamentary consultation portal https://hoeringsportalen.dk/Hearing/Details/59047 [in Danish] The bill might as well have been titled “The Copenhagen Suborbitals and Danish Space Challenge Act”. It is a law that, if passed, will create Danish legislation around launching spacecraft from Denmark and Danish vessels. Launches from Danish vessels at […]

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Dynamic pressure regulation on Nexø II

By Thomas Pedersen, Space strategy lead and Flight director Translated by Daen de Leon Dear readers While Nexø I awaits the coming of spring, we’ve started building Nexo II. The two rockets are nearly identical, however, apart from the Dynamic Pressure Regulation (DPR) module which is going to be built into the Nexø II. Nexø […]

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The dawning rocket engine: BPM-100

By Niels Foldager In order to fly a manned capsule up to 100 km, Copenhagen Suborbitals are set on developing “The Big Engine”. We call it the BPM-100, indicating it’s a bi-propellant engine yielding 100 kN or app. 10 metric tons. (Be careful with that unit: My wife did not appreciate it when I told […]

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New video: Status of the Nexø I rocket

Our one man video army, Claus Mejling, has done a great video about the Nexø I rocket, and what’s happening around it at these days. Our organisation is buzzing with activity, by the way. While Nexø I is being finalised for the 2016 flight, her sistership, Nexø II, is having her first metal cut. And […]

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Being an intern at Copenhagen Suborbitals

My name is Stefan Eisenknappl, I’m an electrical engineering student from Germany and I have the great pleasure to be an intern here at Copenhagen Suborbitals. After I have had attended the first firing of the BPM-5 rocket engine which was conducted on Mai 10th 2015, I was really stunned at the completely trough organized […]

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