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Space Capsule Parachute Trouble and Here We Go Again
T minus 8 days Things Done, Stuff to Do and Avoiding Panic

For the second time this year Copenhagen Suborbitals will take to the Baltic sea, where they will conduct a pad abort test with the capsule Tycho Deep Space named Beautiful Betty. The test will be conducted in the launch window August 10-12, if the weather will allow it.



TDS will be liftet by a LES engine with the thrust of 80 kN, and take the 500 kg, 200 cm diameter boilerplate capsule to an altitude of 1 km.

This test will examine the the state of some of the subsystems, that have been develop  to be used in a future 160 cm diameter capsule design, that eventually will see suborbital flight.



The major goal for this test is the parachutes system, that consists a drogue, normally used for drag racing, and 3 main cross type DIY parachutes, each with 40 sqm effective drag area.

Another system that is going to be tested is the uprighting system, that will ensure that the capsule will end up in a stable 1 position after splashdown.

Again the Copenhagen Suborbitals Support group will be streaming the event at:
http://www.livestream.com/csscph and
http://www.livestream.com/cssaarhus

More information about TDS can be found here:
http://copenhagensuborbitals.com/tychodeepspace.php

Big LES
http://copenhagensuborbitals.com/bigles.php

Launch campaign 2012
http://copenhagensuborbitals.com/campaign2012.php

Cross my fingers for this one.

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Morten
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Re: Copenhagen Suborbital - Pad Abort Test - August 10-12
« Reply #1 on: 08/07/2012 04:12 pm »
DIY Space Capsule GO T minus 4 Days

Looks like it going to be Saturday, August 11. I will imagine that the time is the same as last. Between 10:00 to 14:00 CET.

Yesterday LES passed hydrostatic pressure test, and hardware is send to Nexoe today.

Local news station have shown interest as well and sending a news helicopter, hope they do a better job than last year.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbital - Pad Abort Test - August 11
« Reply #2 on: 08/09/2012 08:17 pm »
Kristian von Bengtson give a run through at Wired to what to expect this coming Saturday

How the DIY Space Capsule Test Could Fail



Nice looking LES I think, looking forward to see it on top of TDS  :)

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Morten

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Launch postponed till Sunday Aug 12, because waves are expected to be 1-1.5 meters tomorrow. Weather looks good Sunday.

www.copenhagensuborbitals.com

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LES/TDS have been stacked today, and ready for tomorrow if the weather will allow it.

CS Gallery



Foto: Thomas Pedersen/CS

More pictures at ing.dk

Gallery 1
Gallery 2


Foto: Thomas Djursing/ing.dk

Livestream start Sunday 12. august 9 AM CET

Enjoy

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Gallery got updated with new photos

These 2 I really like  :)


Photo: Thomas Pedersen/CS


Photo: Thomas Pedersen/CS

Article on Wired
Watch Homemade Space Capsule Launch Livestream This Weekend
Although the article stated it was because of the parachutes the launch was moved, and not because of the LES hydrostatic pressure test

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MLP Sputnik have left Nexoe and is under way to the shooting range ES D 139

Follow her here:
marinetraffic or
aprs

Livestream with commentary expected to begin 9AM CEST, and not CET as i mistakenly have written before.

Looks like the there all ready is a livestream running now from the mission control ship still in port

More information at the Rocket shop blog at wired
LIVE from Copenhagen Suborbitals: Space Capsule LES Test
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Mission control ship leaving Nexoe port

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Livestream will come back when MHV 903 Hjortoe is back the in line of fire from the Wifi receiver  in Nexoe

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And back  :D

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Sputnik reported back to Flight, there is no waves and the stack is not moving when sailing.

All good news  :)

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Flight is doing radio check to the involved vessels

All good

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Livestream is back

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Stream from sputnik

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Blue RIP needed a radio and was ask to get to the side of mission control ship to get it

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Range control started, trying to get hold of ship in the ES D 139 area, and ask them to leave the shooting range



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Blue RIB ask to keep distance to Hjortoe

Polish fishing vessel is in the area

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Talking about how to place the ships

Rosenfelt east and Hjortoe west, safety distance 1500 meter to Sputnik

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Sputnik is in launch position

PAX is beginning

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