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Offline Voyager4DK

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Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« on: 05/19/2012 02:36 PM »
Couldn't find any thread for Copenhagen Suborbitals, so desided to make a new one here.

They will have a big test of there new big Liquid propellant rocket engine TM65 (Tordenskjold) in 26˝ hours (sunday 19:00 local Danish time).
Read more about it here:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/rocketshop
http://translate.google.dk/translate?hl=da&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fing.dk%2Fblogs%2Frumfartpaadenandenmaade



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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #1 on: 05/19/2012 02:43 PM »
There is this old thread, about the previous launch campaign - but it might be better to make some sort of general thread, or possibly rename the old one.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=25303.0

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #2 on: 05/19/2012 05:46 PM »
I ment, I couldn't find any new thread, so made a new update thread..

Other newsworthy things:
They have started building a new spaceship called Tycho Deepspace with a LES rocket. The LES is going to be testfired with Tycho Deepspace this summer:
http://www.copenhagensuborbitals.com/tychodeepspace.php
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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #3 on: 05/19/2012 06:08 PM »
And Copenhagen Suborbitals Support has grown to 606 paying members. Each member is paying 100 dkk ($17) each month (50 dkk for students). CSS is paying for materials, equipment and the work shop rent for CS, they are not paying for any salary as all work in CS and CSS in unpaid work. CSS has grown almost 100 members the last month, because CSS made a roadtrip arround Denmark to tell about CS.
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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #4 on: 05/20/2012 06:26 PM »
Video's of todays test of TM65, a 65KN liquid propellant rocket engine:

As seen from the audience :
As seen from the audience

Second one:


Third one:


4. With countdown:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h05o78oL75k&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

5. From the front:


And images: Steffen Pedersen>TM65 rakettest
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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #5 on: 05/21/2012 05:31 AM »
Thanks for posting that.

Makes quite a funny noise in the first few seconds after start up.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #6 on: 05/21/2012 05:32 AM »
6. one, again from the front:
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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #7 on: 05/21/2012 02:53 PM »
65 kn of thrust = about 6.5 tons metric = 14,000 lbs.

Not bad.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #8 on: 05/21/2012 05:16 PM »
A great day for Suborbitals!

TM65 reach about 50% of rated output, so there is still room for improvement in comming tests. And the engine should be able to handle 125%.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #9 on: 05/22/2012 05:53 PM »

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #10 on: 05/23/2012 07:22 PM »
Nice little summary video of the TM65 test:

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #11 on: 05/26/2012 09:08 AM »
They are now planning a new big booster with 4 TM65 rocket engines, 1,6 meter in diameter:
The big booster, piece by piece, kg per kg

And CSS is now up to 676 members, up almost 150 the last month or so.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #12 on: 06/09/2012 07:57 PM »
Tycho deep space has gotten a paint job:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/rocketshop/


They are also thinking about how to build/get the next mobile launch platform for there next big rocket (15 mT):
Vostok launcher - four possible choices.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #13 on: 06/09/2012 09:37 PM »
So what's happening on June, 22th with the clock ticking down on the website?

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #14 on: 06/09/2012 11:03 PM »
So what's happening on June, 22th with the clock ticking down on the website?

This summers launch campaign window wil open (June-Sep). And they have 5 launches planned this time.

The most exiting test is of course the Tycho Deep Space pad abort test:
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Launch window: June-Sep, 2012
Test-range: ESD139, Baltic Sea
Trajectory estimates: apogee 1 km. downrange max 1 km.
Launch platform: Sputnik: 0-degree launch pad.
General info: Our new space capsule Tycho Deep Space will be launched using the LES-engine. Three main parachutes will provide us with a controlled capsule splash down at sea followed by recovery operation of Tycho Deep Space and the LES-engine.
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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #15 on: 06/14/2012 08:44 PM »
Tycho Deep Space has been given a name:


LES / Tycho Deep Space Separation Test #1:


The first flight of LES + Tycho Deep Space is set to 27-29. July 2012.
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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #16 on: 06/14/2012 09:09 PM »
LES / Tycho Deep Space Separation Test #1:

Looking at that video, it seems like the LES did not separate cleanly. One of the struts remained attached or hung up?
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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #17 on: 06/16/2012 07:50 AM »
Wired Copenhagen Suborbirals profile
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..have a lot to be proud of since they founded their non-profit space program four years ago. In June 2011, for example, Copenhagen Suborbital’s army of volunteers successfully built, launched and recovered a 31-foot-tall rocket — the largest “amateur” launcher ever built — with a crash-test dummy tucked inside.

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It’s a kind of crazy approach, but what they’re doing isn’t anything that requires magic. It’s pretty low-tech and low-performance, but their concepts are workable,” said Ben Brockert, a mechanical engineer at Armadillo Aerospace who has eagerly followed Copenhagen Suborbital’s progress for years.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #19 on: 06/17/2012 12:00 AM »
1. Video of first drop tests of Beatiful Betty (in Danish)

Thanks for this link!
Could you please give us a short summary about what is being said in this report, especially by Mr. von Bengtson?
Did he make any comments on the fact that the capsule came to rest upside down (I think for Apollo this was called "Stable 2"), and if they had a system installed that should right up the capsule?
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