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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #500 on: 05/17/2020 06:26 pm »
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When we first rolled Spica's propellant tanks, the two joining edges were left flat to ensure even alignment under our long seam welder clamps. Since we have welded them together, last week the tanks were rolled again - making them perfectly round & ready to weld on bulkheads! 🚀

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #501 on: 05/19/2020 04:30 pm »



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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #502 on: 05/29/2020 02:06 pm »
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We're baffled (almost)! Going from a raw steel plate to four dozens of cut and folded anti-slosh baffles in a single afternoon really makes us appreciate our CNC plasma cutter. These will sit on the inside walls of Spica rocket's propellant tanks, anti-sloshing LOX and ethanol.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #503 on: 06/08/2020 07:45 pm »
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If you guessed yesterday that our first VBPM (Very Big Part Mobilizer) will be used for propellant tanks, you were correct! It is the first big internal logistics piece for the SPICA rocket. More VBPM's to come when needed - for the engine section, space capsule and other parts.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #504 on: 06/19/2020 05:13 pm »
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To help water test and measure the mass flow of the BPM100 engine coaxial swirl injector, a frame for a 1m3 water container has been welded, painted and equipped with load cells. A few seconds with the injector running and bath will be ready. 😉

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #505 on: 06/21/2020 04:29 pm »
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As we waited for a few delayed orders which are needed to finish Spica propellant tanks, we welded, threaded and painted the 6.1 meter/20 foot-long Very Big Part Mobilizer. It will mobilize the propellant tanks once they are finished, pressure tested and strain hardened. 🚀

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #506 on: 07/06/2020 04:10 pm »
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The first bulkhead skirt frame for the Spica propellant tanks in preliminary alignment, prior to a tad more processing for a nicer fit, and finally - welding. The plywood underneath the bulkhead is not a surface plate, but more precise measuring tools were used for the final fit.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #507 on: 07/18/2020 03:25 pm »
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Can anyone spot any Apollo 1 related trivia somewhere in this picture of Thomas connecting the Spica space capsule prototype sections together, after the smaller extension shell had a fresh layer of paint? 🤓🚀

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #508 on: 07/19/2020 07:40 am »
Is it that the Apollo 1 capsule was painted grey?

There's also the "Tough and Competent" mantra espoused by Eugene Kranz after the fire.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #509 on: 07/22/2020 04:58 pm »
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Comment if you agree that clamps do not get the recognition they deserve and are your best friends. This support/interface ring for the propellant tank bulkhead would not have been welded without them.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #510 on: 07/26/2020 09:00 pm »
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Remember when we said we love clamps? Great, we just wanted to reiterate that.
This time they were helping Jon weld the side panels of the Spica propellant tank bulkheads. Six panels make one dome complete and when they're all done the bulkheads are ready to go onto the tanks! 🚀
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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #511 on: 08/01/2020 05:00 pm »
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Biancas drone for testing software of Spica's BPM100 engine gimbal is now on its drone-feet!

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #512 on: 08/05/2020 03:51 pm »
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A closeup of the shiny, smooth swirl injectors we received from Anton Häring last week. They can hardly wait to be soldered, inspected, tested and fired up in our BPM5 rocket engine, which flew on the Nexø II rocket 2 years and 1 day ago! 🚀

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #513 on: 08/09/2020 05:21 pm »
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Our Crewed Space Capsule prototype is back on its VBPM (Very Big Part Mobilizer) after its extension section got painted and we are working on a detailed work breakdown structure for all the tasks needed inside and outside of it.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #514 on: 08/09/2020 09:14 pm »

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #515 on: 08/19/2020 05:22 pm »

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #516 on: 09/11/2020 02:22 pm »

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #517 on: 09/14/2020 10:37 pm »
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I am not sure that discussing this here (or even posting updates) is a good idea. Leave that for other sites. This is not our focus. CS have said the same thing, stay focused on rockets and leave the investigations to others.

If you strongly disagree, press the "report to mod" button and make your case, maybe I'll be overruled... but I will be deleting further updates about Madsen, without further comment or warning.
So, I'm treading on thin ice here given the above note, but three years later the investigations and legal actions are done:

1) Madsen was convicted in a Danish court in April, 2018, and sentenced to life imprisonment.   The sentence was appealed and the appeals court upheld the sentence.

2) The parents of Kim Wall have established a memorial fund: link 1; link 2 and published the book A Silenced Voice: The Life of Journalist Kim Wall

3) Madsen recently made a confession of sorts to an interviewer.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #518 on: 09/15/2020 05:33 pm »
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We (primarily Bo) have been spending a lot of time analyzing dozens of coaxial swirl injectors under a microscope for the past few weeks. From inspecting individual machined part quality, to our soldered joints, things are looking good to say the least!

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals Updates and Testing
« Reply #519 on: 09/20/2020 06:02 pm »

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