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Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« on: 05/21/2014 06:56 AM »
Danish rocket amateurs are gearing up for a 90 second full burn static test of their liquid fueled HEAT-2X rocket this coming Sunday, May 25th, 2014 @ 14:00 CEST.

Staking in the test stand was completed last night - I have attached a picture posted on their Facebook page.

They aim to launch this from the Baltic See during summer. If performing as expected it should reach an apogee above the Kármán line.

« Last Edit: 05/21/2014 08:39 AM by nrh »

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #1 on: 05/21/2014 04:26 PM »
Ha! I love the paint scheme.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #3 on: 05/27/2014 12:39 PM »
The latest reports indicates they are on track to a static test this coming Saturday @ 14:00 CEST.

In the meantime, here's an interesting read:

http://copsub.com/blog/engineering-whopper-on-vtc-3-and-heat-2x/

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #4 on: 05/31/2014 12:02 PM »
There is a LIVE thread for updates:

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34853.msg1207382#new

Currently the ignition is NET 1300 UTC / 1500 local

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #5 on: 05/31/2014 11:12 PM »
They scrubbed again, right?

The reporting on this event has been pretty hit and miss. It's almost like the guy who was doing the English outreach left recently  8)
I hear those things are awfully loud. It glides as softly as a cloud. What's it called? Monowhale!

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #6 on: 05/31/2014 11:14 PM »
They scrubbed again, right?

The reporting on this event has been pretty hit and miss. It's almost like the guy who was doing the English outreach left recently  8)

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34853.msg1207442#msg1207442

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #7 on: 06/02/2014 05:16 PM »
It was a scrub. The LOX overpressure burst disc ruptured.

As the LOX pressure sensor failed to operate, they where building tank pressure in the blind.

First there is my video from the event.



20 minuttes squeezed together from roughly 3 hours.

Preliminary results from Copenhagen Suborbitals.

http://copsub.com/blog/preliminary-results-of-the-heat-2x-test-may-31st/

The main theory when I left the area saturday.

Moisture in the LOX pressure sensor assembly, froze to ice and rendered the sensor inoperable.

If that was the case, then it is highly likely, that it was leftovers from the flowtest earlyer in the week.

Main reason for only one pressure sensor in each tank? Funding.

As far as I know, there will not be any attempts, in the next 2 weekends, as the area is used for other activities. I don't think they will try on a weekday, as the publicity gain wil be lower.

I  wish them luck and hope they will do it, on a day, where I can attend.

This was the first time for me and I am hooked. It was such a kick.

Happy space days.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #8 on: 06/18/2014 07:57 PM »
They scrubbed again, right?

The reporting on this event has been pretty hit and miss. It's almost like the guy who was doing the English outreach left recently  8)

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34853.msg1207442#msg1207442
Peter Madsen is apparently no longer with Copenhagen Suborbitals.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #9 on: 06/18/2014 10:25 PM »
Peter Madsen is apparently no longer with Copenhagen Suborbitals.

.. and it's like Kristian von Bengtson never left. :)
I hear those things are awfully loud. It glides as softly as a cloud. What's it called? Monowhale!

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« Reply #10 on: 06/19/2014 01:55 PM »
Peter Madsen is apparently no longer with Copenhagen Suborbitals.

.. and it's like Kristian von Bengtson never left. :)
If you will pardon the metaphor, his ghost still shows up at Copenhagen Suborbitals from time to time.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #11 on: 08/05/2014 10:01 PM »
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HEAT-2X static test scheduled for August 16th! Oh yeah!

https://twitter.com/CopSub/status/496747034100400128

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #12 on: 08/17/2014 05:30 PM »
HEAT2X Static Test

Published on Aug 17, 2014
On August 16th 2014 CS performed a static test of its HEAT-2X/TM65LE engine. The engine is a regeneratively cooled bi-prop engine running on liquid oxygen and ethanol. Sadly, the cooling jacket ruptured shortly into the mainstage burn spilling burning ethanol all over the pad and causing a major fire on the pad.



Edit:  note the Death March Music in the background.
« Last Edit: 08/17/2014 05:32 PM by catdlr »
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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #13 on: 08/17/2014 07:24 PM »
A video made by me, from the 2nd test of Copenhagen Suborbitals HEAT-2X rocket 16/8-2014.



Enjoy.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #14 on: 10/31/2014 01:54 AM »
Mads Wilson of Copenhagen Suborbitals was on TMRO earlier this week


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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #15 on: 04/28/2015 08:32 PM »
LINK:http://copenhagensuborbitals.com/come-and-see-us-test-rocket-engines/

Come and see us test rocket engines
23/04/2015
On Saturday May 2nd we’ll testfire several rocket engines between 12.00 and 16.00.

The plan is to test the first engine at approx. 13:00 after that two or three engines more with about one hour in between.

We invite you to watch the test live at our facility. You can buy tickets here.

If you’re a Copenhagen Suborbitals Supporter you have free access. Please register here by choosing the “CS Supporter” ticket. It’s still free but it helps us to know how many will attend the test.

If you’re not a supporter yet then you can register here.

Members of the press are welcome as always. Please contact [email protected] for further information.

It will be possible to buy coffee, soft drinks and snacks. At this event we cannot offer any kind of hot meals. Therefore we encourage you to bring your own.

We will provide a live and commented broadcast of the preparations and the tests on Youtube.

Youtube link on the way

As you may be aware, all activities related to rocketscience is prone to be hit by scrubs and delays. Lots of things and events has to occur timely to be able to ignite a rocketengine, be it static tests like these, or a real launch. Delays and scrubs may thus happen, and will be published here on the webiste and our social media channels.

We will keep updating this post with information about the tests and testday – so stay tuned.

Video from our first BPM-2 test:


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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #16 on: 04/29/2015 01:09 PM »
from their ad


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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #17 on: 05/02/2015 04:23 AM »
No comment ! ???
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« Reply #18 on: 05/02/2015 04:30 AM »
 :o
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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #19 on: 05/02/2015 05:53 PM »
I'm pretty sure that's just a coincidence, Soheil. Although it's reassuring for both programs if both sets of engineers found themselves going down (at least superficially) similar lines.
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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #20 on: 05/02/2015 08:38 PM »
BPM 2 Rocket Engine Test Firing 2nd May 2015

Streamed live on May 2, 2015
In the second run of testing fuel mix and our new testbed, Copenhagen Suborbitals will testfire 4-6 BPM 2 rocket engines. We have planned to have both radio talk and commentator track available as well as our secondary stream the mosaic stream. Make sure you watch in HD if you have the bandwidth available.

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Re: Copenhagen Suborbitals - HEAT-2X
« Reply #21 on: 05/07/2015 10:20 PM »
Second test of BPM2

Published on May 7, 2015
In this video we go a bit behind the technical stuff to show the people of Copenhagen Suborbitals working hard to make the test happen - on this day we tested 9 times with 8 different test engines.

Tony De La Rosa

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