CS Recent Engine Testing and Walk-through of Nexø II

As Copenhagen Suborbitals work towards launching their Nexø II this summer, the team have been busy carrying out further BPM5 engine testing and preparing the rocket for flight.

An engine test was recently carried out on May 5th where the main purpose was to verify the code in the engine controller. Five tests were conducted, with the team also experimenting with different fuel mixtures.
You can read more about those tests here, data included!
And check out the full album of the day’s test activities here.

With the upcoming launch, the team have provided a walkthrough video of the rocket explaining it’s features. The rocket is a stepping stone towards the much larger and human-rated Spica rocket. To learn more about the rocket you can also check out the team’s info page here.

Video Caption: The Nexø II rocket is up for launch this summer. In this video (Part 1 of 2 ) we walk you through the engine section of the rocket.

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CS: How we can send live video from a moving ship at sea

Video Caption: We live stream every launch directly from our mission control ship. In this video we show how we have built a solution that can do this, using rebuilt off the shelf networking equipment.

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Video: Testing Nexø II before Flight

Video Caption: In this video we talk about the testing of the Nexø II rocket before launch in 2018. Also a bit of news on the next space capsule.

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How a Rocket Engine Works

A great easy to follow video from CS for those not familiar with how a liquid-fueled rocket engine works.

Video Caption: This video describes how the regeneratively cooled LOX / Ethanol engine used in the HEAT-2X rocket works.
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CS Kick Off Work on Full Size Capsule

The team have started the year with the build of a boilerplate capsule in order to help with hatch and window placement and optimal astronaut position.

The first iteration of the capsule model has two purposes: The first is to experiment with how the astronaut will be positioned in the capsule. Before Christmas we held a meeting in the capsule group. Our own “Space Historian” Carsten Olsen gave us a lecture on the history of astronauts from the earliest space missions (Gemini, Mercury) to the current (Soyuz) and to the future (Blue Origin, Dragon, Space X). We learned how the different missions have solved the challenges of getting an astronaut safely into space and back to earth (or the ocean as it was on US missions).

Once we’ve placed the astronaut, we can investigate what will be the best location for the hatch, as well as the location and size of “windows”. This gives us a good starting point for the next iteration, where we will look into the right materials and manufacturing processes.

And of course to help get the public behind the project.

The other primary purpose is to provide a PR platform, which will give us the opportunity to show the public what we’re working towards. Now that we will have something that is the right size, we might as well paint it and make it look “real”.

Hopefully, an increased public awareness will inject some interest and dollars so we can see the ball start rolling faster.

CS 3-Cluster Parachute Test

Video Caption: On December 28, 2017 we performed our very first test of a cluster of three main parachutes. If you like the video please go to http://www.copsub.com and support our project. Your donations is our rocket fuel.

Nexø II Swing Test

Video Caption: Nexø II swing test. This test is performed to verify that the jet vanes will react as expected by the Guidance and Navigation Computer (GNC). Visual inspection will verify that the vanes deflect to counter the movement of the rocket.