Author Topic: Copenhagen Suborbital  (Read 35717 times)

Offline dantdbv

  • Member
  • Member
  • Posts: 41
  • Frederikssund Denmark
  • Liked: 1
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #40 on: 09/03/2010 12:34 PM »
The schedule for Saturday's launch attempt has been released

In Danish
http://ing.dk/artikel/111635-her-er-planen-for-dansk-raketopsendelse-loerdag

English translation by Google
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=da&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=da&tl=en&u=http://ing.dk/artikel/111635-her-er-planen-for-dansk-raketopsendelse-loerdag

They expect to leave port at 8am, to arrive at the launch site at 1pm, then spend two hours setting up and testing. Launch is scheduled at 3pm.

A reporter from ing.dk will be in the controlroom on launchday and ing.dk's staff will be liveblogging about the evemts of the day.

Godspeed Copenhagen Suborbitals

DanTDBV
 
DanTDBV (The Droid Building Viking)
Dan Nielsen
Frederikssund
Denmark

Offline corrodedNut

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1542
  • Liked: 213
  • Likes Given: 130
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #41 on: 09/03/2010 02:09 PM »
Does anyone else think that the launch tower looks way too short for this to work?

Assuming this vehicle has only passive guidance (fins), and low acceleration (to accommodate future human payload), will it be going fast enough for the fins to exert enough control by the time it leaves the end of the tower? This seems to be the same setup as most high-power amateur rocket launches I've seen, and most of those have had towers or guide rails at least 4-5 times the length of the rocket (and much higher acceleration).

I keep expecting to see a new picture with a longer tower segment added, but it 'aint happened yet...

Online Silmfeanor

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1182
  • Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 240
  • Likes Given: 507
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #42 on: 09/04/2010 04:27 PM »
First launch opportunity now sunday the 5th ( tomorrow ) with a 70% chance.

Offline dantdbv

  • Member
  • Member
  • Posts: 41
  • Frederikssund Denmark
  • Liked: 1
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #43 on: 09/04/2010 06:00 PM »
The latest information.

Launch on Sunday if the weather behaves. Plan is for 15.00 but can end up being as early as 09:00

The live blog
http://ing.dk/artikel/111515-livedaekning-foelg-dansk-raketopsendelse

Dantdbv
DanTDBV (The Droid Building Viking)
Dan Nielsen
Frederikssund
Denmark

Offline mrhuggy

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 328
  • East Yorkshire, UK
  • Liked: 78
  • Likes Given: 1
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #44 on: 09/05/2010 09:41 AM »
Planning to Launch at 10UTC

Offline mrhuggy

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 328
  • East Yorkshire, UK
  • Liked: 78
  • Likes Given: 1
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #45 on: 09/05/2010 10:07 AM »
Live Feed here  - mms://wms.jay.net/borsenlive

They have began tanking the LOX into the rocket

Offline Space Invaders

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 123
  • Europe
  • Liked: 7
  • Likes Given: 10
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #46 on: 09/05/2010 10:28 AM »
After seeing the last preparations on Danish TV, this seems too amateur for comfort.

Offline MikeMi.

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 601
  • Gd, Poland
  • Liked: 1
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #47 on: 09/05/2010 10:58 AM »
After seeing the last preparations on Danish TV, this seems too amateur for comfort.

Hehe :P

Offline MikeMi.

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 601
  • Gd, Poland
  • Liked: 1
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #48 on: 09/05/2010 10:59 AM »
Some previous screens:

Offline MikeMi.

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 601
  • Gd, Poland
  • Liked: 1
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #49 on: 09/05/2010 11:04 AM »
Rocket filled with 2/3 of LOX already.

Launch now planned on 13:00 GMT (14 local CEST).

Offline Chris611

  • Member
  • Posts: 30
  • The Netherlands
  • Liked: 5
  • Likes Given: 2
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #50 on: 09/05/2010 11:32 AM »
Rocket filled with 2/3 of LOX already.

Launch now planned on 13:00 GMT (14 local CEST).
CEST is GMT+2 so which is it?

Online Silmfeanor

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1182
  • Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 240
  • Likes Given: 507
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #51 on: 09/05/2010 11:43 AM »
Rocket filled with 2/3 of LOX already.

Launch now planned on 13:00 GMT (14 local CEST).
CEST is GMT+2 so which is it?

summertime and all that...
Various sources point at 14:15 local time ( CEST )

Offline sb

  • Member
  • Posts: 31
  • Liked: 0
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #52 on: 09/05/2010 11:55 AM »
Now saying 14:20 on the live newsfeed, i.e. 13:20 BST

Offline Simonpro

  • Member
  • Posts: 10
  • Liked: 0
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #53 on: 09/05/2010 12:06 PM »
After seeing the last preparations on Danish TV, this seems too amateur for comfort.

I have been peripherally involved in the project, and it's incredibly amateur. Then again, so was their submarine and that's working okay.

Still, if this project ever results in a person being launched anywhere I'll eat my hat. ;D


Offline Tnarg

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 102
  • Liked: 6
  • Likes Given: 0

Offline rweede

  • Member
  • Posts: 29
  • Liked: 3
  • Likes Given: 12
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #55 on: 09/05/2010 12:15 PM »
In the live chat on "Ingeniøren" they are now talking about a launch in 2-5 minutes ...

Edited to include source:
http://ing.dk/artikel/111515-livedaekning-foelg-dansk-raketopsendelse
(live translation available)
« Last Edit: 09/05/2010 12:17 PM by rweede »

Offline rweede

  • Member
  • Posts: 29
  • Liked: 3
  • Likes Given: 12
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #56 on: 09/05/2010 12:22 PM »

Offline jabe

  • Regular
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1120
  • Liked: 83
  • Likes Given: 5
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #57 on: 09/05/2010 12:26 PM »
delayed to 14:45

Offline mmeijeri

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7454
  • Martijn Meijering
  • NL
  • Liked: 76
  • Likes Given: 169
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #58 on: 09/05/2010 12:30 PM »
How does the live translation work? I can only follow 5-10% of what's being said from comparing it to Dutch, English or German. That's about enough to figure out someone's about to launch a rocket...
We will be vic-toooooo-ri-ous!!!

Online Silmfeanor

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1182
  • Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 240
  • Likes Given: 507
Re: Copenhagen Suborbital
« Reply #59 on: 09/05/2010 12:32 PM »
The platform is cleared, ships moving away

I think we'll have the launch very very soon

Tags: