Today we launched the Nexø I rocket.

It was a beautiful launch with a not so great landing. The rocket flew to about 1514 meters before a catastrophic failure occurred.

Even though it didn’t go completely as planed we still see it as a partially success. A lot of sub systems actually work as they should.

We managed to recover the rocket. We will therefore have a good chance of finding the root cause of the failure.

We will post more about the launch and crash after we have had a closer look at the rocket and telemetry data.

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Nexø I recovered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 Comments

Andreas Rex · 23rd July 2016 at 8:21 pm

Congratulations, we saw the launch live. Great! 3 1/2 hours best excitement. We hope you got enough data to analyse. Best wishes
Andreas & Katharina

Henrik Winther Jensen · 23rd July 2016 at 11:04 pm

Biting nails waiting for the analysis result and the schedule for the next launch.
KR
HWJ

Lars Petersen · 23rd July 2016 at 11:41 pm

Will the Nexø I rocket be reused and flown again ?

Peter Sjøgren · 24th July 2016 at 12:16 am

Flot opsendelse, sad stand-by ved iPaden op til.
Elsker teknologien og jeres entusiasme, denne raket deler meget grundlæggende med A-4, brændstof og grafit ror, spændende for en nørd som mig….

Stan Wright · 24th July 2016 at 8:21 am

I watched your launch via the “nasaspaceflight.com” website, where quite a few folks, myself included, have great admiration & hope that Copenhagen Suborbitals will continue to be successful!

Wright-Jorgensen family/Denver CO, USA

Ulf · 24th July 2016 at 8:28 am

I was watching and yes it was a good job. You can see how important it is to actually shoot rockets. With all the sub systems optimised you need to get the total to work and this is a great challenge.

And regarding the live streaming. I realise that the Internet itself is not stabile to TV level. I have some general suggestions from the audience perspective.
– Moderate the chat. The one yesterday was a disaster. More trols then reeal people. But it seemed to be important some genuiene questions.
– Make a status box on the mission web page. Where you are and some comments as you go along and a time stamp for the last uppdate. Run them every 10 min or someting even if the status is unchanged.
– get a camera stabiliser for the camera on Vostok that films the launch. I bet that one of the very skilled people you have could design one if you cant find it for a resonable sum.
– During long sections of time when you show background material, interviews etc. allways show a status box

Keep up the good work!

Regards
Ulf

Thomas · 24th July 2016 at 8:53 am

Congratulations! Was a nice start. My son (2,5) was talking the whole day about it 🙂

Arthur · 24th July 2016 at 11:22 am

Interesting in deed! I wonder how your government allows these experiments. Here in Finland there would be tons of regulations to deny this.
Better luck next time!

Mads Barnkob · 24th July 2016 at 11:35 am

Congratulations on the launch!

Donated 50 DKR to you right when it puffed a white cloud midflight, looking forward to see the results of your investigation into failure.

Olivier Milard · 24th July 2016 at 3:54 pm

Congratulations,
The sky the limits
From Paris, France.
Great webcast

Armando Capone · 24th July 2016 at 6:01 pm

Great job!
I followed the launch with my family: it was really exciting.
We hope next will be more lucky.

saimhe · 24th July 2016 at 7:21 pm

I noticed during the live stream, and confirmed in the footage, a quite ironic coincidence. Just after the failure, the mission progress bar was still advancing and at the early splashdown it shows Max-Q. This is almost in agreement with definition of Max-Q: the water is hard at those velocities.

Christophe Bonnal · 24th July 2016 at 8:40 pm

Congrats for what you did.
Tough stuff, but really nice launch.
Next time will be perfect.

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