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Offline Diagoras

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Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« 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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"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 #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 »
Human spaceflight is basically just LARPing now.

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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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Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #6 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 #7 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

Offline Voyager4DK

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #8 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 #9 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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Offline Voyager4DK

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #10 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 #11 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 #12 on: 05/21/2012 05:32 am »
6. one, again from the front:
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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #13 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 #14 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
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Offline Voyager4DK

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #16 on: 05/23/2012 07:22 pm »
Nice little summary video of the TM65 test:

Offline Voyager4DK

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals
« Reply #17 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 #18 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 #19 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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