So what's happening on June, 22th with the clock ticking down on the website?
Launch window: June-Sep, 2012Test-range: ESD139, Baltic SeaTrajectory 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.
LES / Tycho Deep Space Separation Test #1:
..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.
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.
1. Video of first drop tests of Beatiful Betty (in Danish)