FRT – Norwegian rocketspace Preparing for Launch

The Havørn rocket is 2.85m long and 0.09m in diameter and is powered by an ‘M-class’ KNER solid rocket motor. The rocket will launch from the group’s purpose-built offshore launch platform in the North Sea.

Check out the group’s website, Facebook and YouTube for more information.

Video Caption: Long time since we posted a video, but we are still going strong. This video shows some of the work we have done in 2017 and until now.


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.

Momo Rocket Launch July 29th

Interstellar Technologies Inc have been working towards launch of their Momo sounding rocket, this will be the first private rocket launch to go to space from Japan.

Momo is 9.9m long, 0.502m diameter and has a lift off weight of 1000kg. Able to deliver a 20kg payload to 120km in altitude the rocket is powered by a 12kN lox/ethanol pressure fed engine.

You can download the payload user guide here for more information.

The team have had a very active development path, I thoroughly suggest checking out their YouTube channel if this is the first you have heard of them!

Although out of the amateur realm, I have been following the group for some time, so fingers crossed for a successful launch.

The launch is scheduled for July 29th.

No Launch for SDSU Rocket Project

Unfortunately, SDSU Rocket Project was unable to launch their Galactic Aztec Mark II rocket this past weekend out at the FAR range in Mojave.

As stated in an Instagram post the team had to deal with the high heat of the day, that led to problems in the rocket’s avionics package and missing the launch window.

Hot Air Above Nexo

Nexo 1 (Credit: Copenhagen Suborbitals)

Copenhagen Suborbitals have recently published an overview of their Nexo 1 rocket, due to launch on July 16th from the Baltic Sea.

The post provide interesting details into the design of the rocket and how it all will come together on launch day, definitely worth the read!

You can read the entire blog post here.