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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #240 on: 09/05/2017 06:44 AM »
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Nex° II launch postponed due to technical issues and marginal chance of favorable weather.
Next launch window opens September 23rd

https://twitter.com/copsub/status/904951020844875776

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #241 on: 09/07/2017 09:25 AM »
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CopSub‏ @CopSub 3m3 minutes ago

The assembled Nex° II rocket outside in the sun for the first time.

https://twitter.com/CopSub/status/905722349500211200

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #242 on: 09/09/2017 06:56 AM »
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Lifting the rocket onto Sputnik
https://twitter.com/copsub/status/906086016192323584

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And we have touchdown! The Nex° II rocket is sitting onboard Sputnik for the first time
https://twitter.com/copsub/status/906169050006515712

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The pad team has commenced stacking the Nex° II rocket.
https://twitter.com/copsub/status/906216847816708097

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The stacking almost complete, the rocket is vertical
https://twitter.com/copsub/status/906405633179750400

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #243 on: 09/09/2017 12:19 PM »
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Nex° II out on open waters for the first time

https://twitter.com/copsub/status/906442197863682048

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #244 on: 09/17/2017 07:42 PM »
Official update:

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The Nex° II rocket remains grounded on land until summer of 2018

The Nex° II rocket remains grounded on land until summer of 2018, the board of Copenhagen Suborbitals has just decided.
 
Launching a rocket is a large-scale project. A lot of different parameters must be fulfilled in order for the Nex° II mission to be optimum, and this year it has simply not been possible due to both internal and external delays combined with bad weather conditions.
 
Next week was our last launch window but one of our stakeholders was not able to be there during the launch and we couldnĺt get the airspace cleared.
Thatĺs why we have now finally decided to exercise due diligence around the project, hence postponing the launch of Nex° II for weather conditions again to be favorable.
The mission is still on, and we are launching Nex° II in the summer of 2018.
Until then, you can see the Nex° II rocket in the Copenhagen Suborbitals headquarter at Refshale°en in Copenhagen.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #245 on: 09/19/2017 03:52 PM »
A long blog article, expanding on the reasons of the postponement.
Scope creep, late delivery, external factors.

Given one of the external factors no quote and just a link to the full article:
The resons why the NEXě-II launch is postponed until 2018

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #246 on: 09/19/2017 04:24 PM »
A long blog article, expanding on the reasons of the postponement.
Scope creep, late delivery, external factors.

Given one of the external factors no quote and just a link to the full article:
The resons why the NEXě-II launch is postponed until 2018

The fact that the "submarine case" as they refer to it has been a major distraction for them is somewhat on topic.  Details of the case are not on topic.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #247 on: 09/25/2017 06:00 PM »

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #248 on: 11/04/2017 08:13 AM »

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #249 on: 11/04/2017 09:02 AM »
<link to video>
Very interesting video. Not so much for what it shows (it's known as a reefing unit IIRC) but the methodical way they have designed it, and documented it.

Note how the buzzer sounds. Unnecessary in actual use but very handy for ground safety. Note unit is self contained. No control or power wiring needed. A straight timer (with the timer amount labelled).

The design seems to be single string, with no 2nd cutter, but I think that's a minor quibble, and in practice I'm not sure how much use a 2nd cutter would be.

If all their work is to this standard they may be slow but their hardware looks to have a high likely hood of of working.
"Solids are a branch of fireworks, not rocketry. :-) :-) ", Henry Spencer 1/28/11  Averse to bold? You must be in marketing."It's all in the sequencing" K. Mattingly.  STS-Keeping most of the stakeholders happy most of the time.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #250 on: 12/02/2017 07:27 AM »

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
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