Photos from Friday’s open workshop

Here’s a few photos by Carsten Olsen from Friday’s open workshop night, which was a very nice affair. We’re always glad to have people come touch the rockets and have a space chat. Being a community driven project, it’s part of our mindset. This winter, we’re planning to hold several open workshop days/nights, and likely […]

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Open house night and winter programme teaser

  Tomorrow, Friday October 9th, we’d like to invite to an informal open house night in our workshop in Copenhagen, from 5.00 to 23.00 PM.The Nexø I rocket will of course be the centerpiece, and several Copenhagen Suborbitals members will be present, keen to talk and answer questions. Since we didn’t manage to get it […]

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Nexø I launch 2015: So close were we

  Dear Readers, As I wrote last week we had a very tight schedule ahead of us to get ready for a launch in the coming weekend. There has been a lot of hard work done in the workshop. Over the weekend, we established what we believe is the world’s first autoclave with built-in WiFi! […]

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Nexø I mission is postponed to 2016

Unfortunately, we’ll have to postpone the launch. The last week has revealed minor, but numerous, problems with the rocket’s system. We’re extremely close to being able to fly, but right now we have no other choice but to wait until spring 2016. Launching at sea means that the weather is a decisive parameter, not least […]

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Nexø I electronics and radio tests passed

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Good news from this Sunday’s Nexø I testing: Electronic subsystems’ (TM&TC, GNC, ECU etc) communication via the 2 on-board cable harnesses: -Passed Radio link from rocket to ground station: -Passed More testing going on at time of writing (22.40) We’re getting closer by the minute….

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Nexø I Flight director: Thomas Pedersen

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The Flight director leads the mission in all it’s phases. He’s responsible for the execution of the plan, and not least the safety of all personnel and vessels involved. All critical, major decisions will be made or approved by him. A pretty hot seat, in other words. Thomas is our Flight director for the Nexø […]

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Nexø I cold flow test passed

After a very long and hard Saturday on the test stand at Copenhagen HQ, Nexø I passed one of the most important tests: The cold flow test. The LOX tank was filled with liquid nitrogen and left for 30+ minutes, and then operation of the valves were tried – and it worked.  This sunday will […]

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Last Call

Translated by Daen De Leon. Dear Readers, We are rapidly approaching the last chance for a launch from the Baltic Sea this year. This would make it CS’s first launch so late in the year. We’ve only tried one previous time to launch in September: that was the first attempt to send HEAT-1X up on […]

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Sat 19th – Sun 20th: Rocket flow and electronics tests

Our workshop is very busy this weekend. Important, last rocket system tests are undertaken by the relevant teams, some of them are: -Cold soak test: Evaluation of LOX boil-off rate, insulation and tanking interface -Cold flow: Evaluation of cryo LOX feed systems -Flow test: Evaluation of flow systems for both LOX and fuel -Electronics: Evaluation […]

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