First reefing experiment

In 2011 we performed our very first and most basic reefing test. We’ve come a long way since then, both in size and methodology 🙂 Reefing is a method of controlling the opening speed of Read more…

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Reefing cutter device

This is the device that ensures a correctly timed opening of the parachutes. It is first activated when the parachute unfolds, and the suspension line pulls a plug in the bottom. after that, when the Read more…

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Cutaway of parachute cluster

Our space capsule will need a cluster of three parachutes. We will soon perform our first test of such a cluster, which will be done with a skydiver. For safety reasons, he’s not allowed to Read more…

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Nexø II swing test

Nexø II swing test. This test is performed to verify that the jet vanes will react as expected by the Guidance and Navigation Computer (GNC). Visual inspection will verify that the vanes deflect to counter Read more…

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Current Affairs: The Launch Control Box

In this episode of Current Affairs, Thomas Pedersen, Flight, and Mads Wilson, FIDO, explains the Mission Control Box which will be used during the Nexø II launch mission later this summer.

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