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Copenhagen Suborbital - Take Two
« on: 05/31/2011 05:08 PM »
http://www.universetoday.com/86097/copenhagen-suborbitals-upcoming-launch-attempt-in-june/

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Copenhagen Suborbitals hopes to launch the world’s first amateur-built rocket for human space travel and have announced an upcoming launch window for their Tycho Brahe capsule. The window extends from June 1-14, 2011 and they are currently shooting for Thursday, June 2 for an unmanned suborbital test flight, according the their website. The group is headed by Kristian von Bengtson and Peter Madsen, and their HEAT 1-X rocket is being prepared for launch from a steel catamaran in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Denmark.
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Re: Copenhagen Suborbital - Take Two
« Reply #1 on: 05/31/2011 05:42 PM »
Wow, looking at that thing, I am not sure if my response is "Those guys are insane" or "I want a ride in it". Best of luck to them, it looks to be an interesting project to say the least.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbital - Take Two
« Reply #2 on: 06/01/2011 07:45 AM »
I'm not sure if riding in that thing would be fun or terrifying.  It certainly doesn't look safe.  :o

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbital - Take Two
« Reply #3 on: 06/01/2011 07:47 AM »
I hear those things are awfully loud. It glides as softly as a cloud. What's it called? Monowhale!

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbital - Take Two
« Reply #4 on: 06/01/2011 05:05 PM »
Thanks Trent, didn't spot that.
"It’s the typical binary world of 'NASA is great' or 'cancel the space program,' with no nuance or understanding of the underlying issues and pathologies of the space industrial complex."

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbital - Take Two
« Reply #5 on: 06/02/2011 02:36 AM »
Looks like a coffin!

I like what these guys are doing. :)
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Re: Copenhagen Suborbital - Take Two
« Reply #6 on: 10/06/2012 04:48 PM »
news just hit the 3d manufacting news...

Fund the development of DIY space capsule Tycho Deep Space II.


This is the 3rd spacecraft developed and tested by Copenhagen Suborbitals

http://igg.me/p/233487

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbital - Take Two
« Reply #7 on: 10/09/2012 01:43 AM »
They are looking good on their funding....only $3500 aprox to go

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbital - Take Two
« Reply #8 on: 10/09/2012 04:47 AM »
Mercury-Redstone Mk. II?

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbital - Take Two
« Reply #9 on: 10/14/2012 06:12 PM »
Mercury-Redstone Mk. II?

amazing what they are doing with very little funds.

article is fun read, and the videos are a fun watch.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/10/experience-bi-liquid-engine-tm65-test-at-125-thrust/

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbital - Take Two
« Reply #10 on: 10/17/2012 10:55 PM »
Just needed to share this because I'm just enjoying it too much.

This video explains a V2 type engine that would be 1950's era, but built in 2012.  Enjoy all.

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