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

CS DPR Water Flow Testing

Testing of the Dynamic pressure regulation system that will be used on Nexø II.

Video Caption: In this video Flemming Nyboe explains about the dynamic pressure regulation (DPR) system and the adjustments needed to transfer the system from test stand use to flight use.
The test is performed using demineralised water and compressed atmospheric air, this video will show how.

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

CS Capacitive LOX Tank Sensor

For more of a design approach to the sensor, read the group’s blog post about it.

Video Caption: In this video Jacob Larsen is presenting CS own capacitive LOX sensor for the first time. CS has been using capacitive sensors on our test stand, but the price of these sensors have been prohibitive of actually flying it. It was clear that we needed a better solution than the weight measuring used on Nexø I, and finally Emil Møller created our own (much cheaper) version of a capacitive sensor. It is mounted on the Nexø 2 and will give us a much needed precise measurement of the actual LOX level during the tanking process.

Current Affairs at CS – GPS & FIDO

Video Caption: This Current Affairs is about the GPS and FIDO system on the Nexø rockets.
Mads Wilson tells about the setup and design.

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

Danish amateur rocket builders to launch the Nexø II rocket this summer.

 

This summer, Copenhagen Suborbitals are launching the Nexø II rocket, as the next step towards their goal of flying an amateur astronaut into space. The rocket is the second of the Nexø Class to fly, named after the city of Nexø on the Bornholm island that hosts the Danish spaceport. Standing 6.7 m tall, Nexø II is the second, fully guided and liquid fueled rocket built by the group. The rocket also features a new pressure regulating system to maximize engine performance.  The rocket will be launched from the Mobile launch platform Sputnik on the Baltic Sea east of Denmark.

“These days everyone is working around the clock to make the mission happen” says Kristian Elof Sørensen, Chairman of Copenhagen Suborbitals. “Nexø II is the most advanced rocket we have ever built, and a successful mission this year is important for our effort to build a rocket big enough to put a man in space.
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