Bullseye

Dear rocket friends A few weeks ago we went on a field trip to Odense Skydiving Center for yet another parachute test. This time we tested the first Spica space capsule ballute and a minor Read more…

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Ballute and parachute tests

On June 2nd we performed two tests: World’s first manned test of a ballute which is basically an inflatable parachute. This was to test the ballute before flying with the Nexø II rocket later this Read more…

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Droptest of the Nexø ballute mk2

A quick’n’dirty droptest from the building next to our workshop. This is the full size ballute, flight version, for the Nexø II rocket. It’s 2 m^2 in projected area.

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Tunnelrats

Dear readers It has been a busy December in the Department of Slowly Falling Things. Just before Christmas, I was in Holland, invited by DARE , to test different items in a wind tunnel, and on 28th Read more…

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Ballutes in windtunnel

We see: Ballute, mk2 design. Ballute, mk1 design with pillow stuffing in air vent. Ballute, mk1 design with carbon rods in air vent. Double ballute, mk1. Wind speed progress for each parachute: 20 m/s, 25 Read more…

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All systems GO

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 Read more…

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