No Nexø II Flight This Year

[Source: Copenhagen Suborbital’s ]

The Nexø II rocket remains grounded on land until summer of 2018, the board of Copenhagen Suborbitals has just decided.

Launching a rocket is a large-scale project. A lot of different parameters must be fulfilled in order for the Nexø II mission to be optimum, and this year it has simply not been possible due to both internal and external delays combined with bad weather conditions.

Next week was our last launch window but one of our stakeholders was not able to be there
during the launch and we couldn’t get the airspace cleared.
That’s why we have now finally decided to exercise due diligence around the project, hence postponing the launch of Nexø II for weather conditions again to be favorable.
The mission is still on, and we are launching Nexø II in the summer of 2018.
Until then, you can see the Nexø II rocket in the Copenhagen Suborbitals headquarter at Refshaleøen in Copenhagen.

Disappointing to read this, and is not the first time this has happened, Nexø I was delayed from 2015 to 2016. Being constrained to one season of the year with an ocean-based launch infrastructure does not really help the flight rate.

I do not doubt the team’s long-term commitment to putting a person into space but the pace will have to change to keep the general public interested for the long haul.

The below tweets sum it up. ( AA is/was Armadillo Aerospace)

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Cop Sub to Launch Nexø II this Weekend

Updated 5/9/2017 – Dates updated

Copenhagen Suborbitals will launch their Nexø II rocket this weekend, 9-10th September.  23rd September with the 24th as a backup.

The original press kit post can be found here.

The rocket differs from Nexø I, launched last year, in the fact of having an onboard pressurization system rather than a blowdown system.
The rocket is 0.3m in diameter and 6.7m long and is expected to reach approximately 14km in altitude.

Altitude though is not the primary objective, a successful flight, and recovery, thus testing all systems will be seen as a win.

You can follow the launch here making sure to connect with the team on social media where updates will be more thorough.
To find out more technical details of the rocket, click here.

Good luck to the team and wishing for a successful launch and recovery.

Status in Copenhagen Suborbitals

Video Caption: Short Status from the workshop at Copenhagen Suborbitals.

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Instagram Pic of the Week

Current Affairs at CS: The Launch Control Box

Video Caption: In this episode of Current Affairs, Thomas Pedersen, Flight, and Mads Wilson, FIDO, explains the Mission Control Box which will be used during the Nexø II launch mission later this summer.

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Copenhagen Suborbitals is the world’s only manned, amateur space program, 100% crowdfunded and nonprofit. In the future, one of us will fly to space on a home built rocket.

If you like the video please go to http://www.copsub.com and support our project. Your donations is our rocket fuel

Current Affairs at CS: WiFi Distance test – Peter Bybjerg Mortensen

Video Caption: Copenhagen Suborbitals has always found it important to live stream from our rocket launches.
To stream live from the launch area at sea we need a comprehensive WIFI network that works 35km over water on a moving ship.
This year we upgraded some of the equipment, so of course we needed to test it before we mount it on our ship.
In this episode of “Current Affairs” we talk about our upgraded long range WIFI network conceived by Peter Scott and our initial testing.

Current Affairs at CS – Chinese Crap Camera

Video Caption: This episode gives an introduction to a number of camera systems which have been tailored for use in a Copenhagen Suborbitals launch situation.
All systems are based on an inexpensive chinese action camera.

Copenhagen Suborbitals is the world’s only manned, amateur space program, 100% crowdfunded and nonprofit. In the future, one of us will fly to space on a home built rocket.

If you like the video please go to http://www.copsub.com and support our project. Your donations is our rocket fuel