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SFS News: Copenhagen Suborbitals Tests Hybrid Atmospheric Tr

Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:18 pm
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Post SFS News: Copenhagen Suborbitals Tests Hybrid Atmospheric Tr   Posted on: Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:18 pm
Sunday March 10, 2009 Copenhagen Suborbitals tested their HATV (Hybrid Atmospheric Test Vehicle) flight configured rocket engine in Copenhagen, Denmark. During the 23 seconds burn the hybrid rocket provided 140.000 Ns or app. 90.000 kW, with nitrous oxide and epoxy and hybrid propellant.

Danish based Copenhagen Suborbitals is aiming to develop a one person spacecraft and its booster rocket to launch one person into space on a suborbital trajectory. Our first milestone is to get safe and reliable rocket engines working.

Copenhagen Suborbitals has built two HATV rockets which are ready for launch August 2009 in Denmark. The HATV rocket system can reach an altitude of 15 km and will be testing separation, parachute and telemetry/tracking systems. This launch event will be the first flight demonstrator from Copenhagen Suborbitals.

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The HATV-rocket prior to the test, Sunday March 10, 2009

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The HATV rocket during test burn, Sunday March 10, 2009

Future milestones

Ultimo summer 2009:
Drop test of the 200 kg one person spacecraft, to test parachute and earth impact systems.

August 2009:
Launch of both HATV rockets in Denmark.

Ultimo 2009:
Static test of HEAT rocket (app. 40kN). HEAT will be the launcher for the one person spacecraft.

Summer 2010:
Launch of the HEAT rocket to reduced height with boiler plate spacecraft.

About Copenhagen Suborbitals
Copenhagen Suborbitals was founded in 2008 with one goal: to launch a human being into space. The founders are rocket engineer and submariner Peter Madsen and Aerospace Architect Kristian von Bengtson, both living in Copenhagen, Denmark. The space program is solely based on private sponsors and volunteer workers. Copenhagen Suborbitals is a nonprofit group who will share all information during the development by an “open sourceâ€

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Post    Posted on: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:33 am
Truly Spectacular
Way to go guys!


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