UC3 Nautilus is pivotal to the team’s upcoming manned space program where it will be used to tow out the floating launch platform into the Baltic.
RML Spacelab have conducted another test of their rocket powered centrifuge, although no one in the seat for this run.
Check out the ‘G’ indicator in the pilot’s seat!
And also in high speed.
Peter Madsen of RML SpaceLab, over the weekend, took his rocket powered centrifuge for a test run, and boy what a ride it looked like!
The N2O/Polyurethane hybrid rocket engine had a burn time of 5 seconds spinning Peter up to a peak G-loading of 6.8gs. The aim of the centrifuge is to replicate the G-forces that Peter will experience on his future manned flight, therefore fully preparing him for all flight regimes.
A test of RML Space Labs rocket powered centrifuge, epic!!
Video Caption: On March 4th 2017 this rocket powered human centrifuge will be manned for the first time as RML rocket pilot and CEO Peter Madsen is strapped into it, to endure a simulated suborbital rocket launch.
There is however, nothing simulated about the rocket motor, or the g load, it burns live propellants, and was tested to a staggering 10,5 g´s during this unmanned dressed rehearsal.
With the rocket pilot strapped in the g-loads will be 5 – 6 during the first manned ride, but the contraption can go well beyond this level as seen in the video.
The test is public, if you happen to be in Copenhagen on 4th March 2017.
Peter Madsen carries out a walkthrough of his team’s rocket centrifuge, that will be used to train the pilot and let them experience the loads that will be expected when launched on their manned rocket.
It will be an exciting time on both!!
The centrifuge is expected to be tested on March 4th, 2017.
A first look at the team’s rocket powered centrifuge to simulate the launch conditions expected on their manned flight.
It will be one hell of a ride!
You can read more and view more pics over at Peters Blog (In Danish).
Peter Madsen introduces his team’s sea-launch platform, that will eventually be used to launch a man into space in 2019.
Video Caption: RML SpaceLab has a clear mission: To send the first amateur to space! To do so RML SpaceLab have had to come up with smart solutions on how to launch your own rocket. The solution is to launch from water and therefore RML has build a sea-launch platform. The Sea Launch concept for large experimental amateur rockets was first implemented by 2010 by Peter Madsen, using the same submarine as tugboat with a smaller platform called MLP Sputnik. Now, a bigger platform is about to be deployed to the Baltic Sea, for a new series of rocket launches, leading to manned rocket flight by 2019.