At 12:58 CET today, MLP Sputnik departed our Copenhagen HQ for the island of Bornholm, under command of our chairman and skipper Kristian Elof Sørensen. At her relatively slow speed, she will reach Spaceport Nexø late afternoon Wednesday. Here’s a photo of her setting out in the harbour of Copenhagen. You can follow the sailing […]
Final adjustmens of the ballute and parachute before launch of the Nexø 1 rocket.
Final adjustmens of the guidance system before launch of the Nexø 1 Rocket.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]