Nexø II Successfully Launches

The team at Copenhagen Suborbitals had a successful launch and recovery of their Nexø II this past weekend. Launching from the Baltic Sea on Saturday, August 4th, the 6.7m long, 0.3m diameter rocket ascended to an altitude of 6.5km (21,325ft), before coming down, first on a ballute and then its main chute. The liquid oxygen/ethanol fueled engine provided a nominal thrust of 5000N (1124N) and was intended to power the rocket to between 8-12km in altitude.

The flight was obviously a shortfall in the altitude expected but a success in every other way. It will be interesting to read the post-mortem as it becomes available.

In the meantime, check out the raw footage of the flight below.

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