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Photo: Thomas Pedersen/CS
Photo: Thomas Pedersen/CS
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Yesterdays stream is in the loop at Copenhagen Suborbitals Support Livestream on http://www.livestream.com/csscph
There have not been any blogs yet, but Niels Foldager did sum it up like this in a post at ing.dk (Google translate)
Tycho / LES has given us much benefit since this subproject started, both in terms of space capsule and LES 'construction, various drop tests and static tests.
Now we just returned from the mission and obviously can not comment on details yet. But anything we can say:
1. Operational on the lake went perfectly.
2. Preparation is extensive, but went well.
3. Up-link radio went well. We started at T-0 and all acts in flight occurred immediately command was sent.
4. The system ended up tumbling. It was not surprising, but unfortunately ate too much of our parachute altitude.
5. Despite this toddler managed vonB to start various events exactly perfect throughout. It was really well done. There should be 5 correct decisions within a few seconds. (For example. He may not start before the separation LES burn-out.) A sequencer would have created chaos. "Staffing" worked.
6. LES engine started perfectly and performed his work. (It was weakened by approximately 6% in performance, but fuel is prolonged accordingly.)
7. The separation was perfect.
8. Tractor engine started and ran as it should and pulled the rocket well away from the capsule.
9. LES launcher with tower came down in full bearing parachute.
10. Drogue screen came out well and was starting to make up the capsule.
(But had not much time as desired, since the flight so that the height was decreased strongly and the main screens to go out now)
11. The main screens were triggered correctly, but was not enough time.
12. The main screens were properly the cut (under water).
13. The capsule lay with the head downwards, as the course makes in between (see drop-tests). We tried to start the planned balloon-turn test, but the internal damage in the capsule had put the system out of operation.
14. Salvage operation went well.
We salvaged all the parts except for the firebox. Its 100m line was observed, but still perceived as consistent with the parachute. It was not (the parachute gave namely up, down in the water!), And since the line was pulled down by the stream.
The time for the parachutes were not enough of a couple of reasons: flying height was below the desired. Tractor engine came to work on the decline.
That all systems worked, just had to altitude have been a bit higher.
(Another time we will try at ebb :-)
Article at ing.dk
(Google translate), about the future for CS
I'll post if I find more information