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Post Re: Copenhagen Suborbital   Posted on: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:50 am
For those of us that cannot understand Danish too well here is a Daily Planet Feature on the guys in english, only posted acouple of days ago on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GBG_fyW ... _embedded#!

I like Peters comment "If I want a spacecraft, I got to build it!"

Very cool!


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Post Re: Copenhagen Suborbital   Posted on: Sat May 22, 2010 11:59 pm
Heat 1XP test up at
http://www.copenhagensuborbitals.com/

The exhaust plume seems to resonate abit, I'm not to familiar with the ins and outs of Hybrids but could this be from an uneven burn in the fuel grain or something? Or could they be experiencing acoustic issues?


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Post Re: Copenhagen Suborbital   Posted on: Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:23 am
Newspaper article of their recent spacecraft water test. A week or two old.

http://translate.google.com/translate?j ... l=da&tl=en


Original like here (In Danish)
http://ing.dk/artikel/110375-storstilet ... r-lift-off


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Post Re: Copenhagen Suborbital   Posted on: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:16 am
Some great new pictures in this article here, dated 1st Aug 2010 :-)

http://ing.dk/artikel/110673-t-28-stemn ... er-fra-hab


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Post Re: Copenhagen Suborbital   Posted on: Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:18 pm
The rocket will be fired from sea next to the island of Bornholm the 28 this month. They are working very hard to reach that deadline but expect to precent the rocket, spaceship and launch platform in Copenhagen harbor on the 21. You can visit the platform including the submarine that will pull the launch platform to Bornholm.

The occilations in the engine have been discussed much on the danish forum but have been considered unimportant for the launch. The launch will test the launch platform, rocket, spaceship separation and the paraschutes + all the electronics ofcourse. They expect to reach a hight of appox. 20 km and to land on water. The danish homeguard will assist in recovering the rocket.

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Post Re: Copenhagen Suborbital   Posted on: Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:38 am
Stacking of the rocket has begun, picture on their Facebook group.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6 ... 231&ref=ts


Also
http://www.bt.dk/danmark/dansk-rumraket ... l-affyring
(I had issues with this link for some reason so be warned)


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Post Re: Copenhagen Suborbital   Posted on: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:34 am
The new oxygen tank have been placed on the engine. The old tank was stolen by scrap burglars 2 month ago so a warning to you all dont leave any parts of your rocket outside :)

The new tank have been tested to 37 bar wich is more than the old wich was tested til 29 bar (420 psi). To compensate for the ossilations in the engine 54 new holes have been made in the injectorplate and 6 rubber plates have been placed in the burnchamber.

The launch platform will be lauched :) into the sea on saturday in Copenhagen habor with the rocket on top. There have been a slight delay besause of the grand naval visit in the habor this weekend. They did not want homebuild submarines and a balistic missile sailing around the warships.

more pictures
http://ing.dk/artikel/110976-t-minus-14-dage-heat-1x-boosteren-staar-nu-klar-paa-startrampen

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Post Re: Copenhagen Suborbital   Posted on: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:34 pm
unofficial video of the rocket asembly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuaEWdLUVx4
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Post Re: Copenhagen Suborbital   Posted on: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:13 pm
New holes in a new plate or new holes in the old plate? More holes -> lower pressure drop -> more injector-coupled instability in the engine.

How is this the biggest private rocket?


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Post Re: Copenhagen Suborbital   Posted on: Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:16 pm
more pictures of the asembley, the spaceship is now on top of the rocket.

http://picasaweb.google.com/thomas.tp/HEAT1XPCampaign#

Ben: private has a slightley different meaning i danish. A more correct translation might be 'amature rocket' that is not owned or developed by a public or private company. They belive they are the largest amature rocketspaceship ever build.

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Post Re: Copenhagen Suborbital   Posted on: Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:23 pm
I have tried to translate Bens concerns to CS and here is the answer from Niels Foldsager (NF) from CS

Marius: Are the 54 holes new holes in the old injector or 54 new holes in a new injectorplate?

NF: We have made 54 new holes in the old. Whether it is the old or a new injectorplate must be the same thing.

Marius: Several holes can in fact lead to greater pressure drop and hence larger injector coupled instability in the engine.

NF: Several holes will increase the pressure drop? Over the injector?

If we only increased the number of channels it would cause a lower pressure drop across the injector, because the chamber pressure increases. But we also increase Lox tank pressure so injector pressure drop is unchanged. The aim is to increase the Lox-flux.

Although the Lox-pressure increases, we will probably see slightly more backward compliance, but that we must accept. In return we will have more holes centrally in the injectorplate. We have removed the pipe from the horizontal tests and have introduced baffles and switched to vertical firing with increased G-load. So we will see.


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Post Re: Copenhagen Suborbital   Posted on: Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:57 pm
When I translated Bens question I made the mistake of saying that "more holes give greater pressure drop" not lower pressure drop, hence Niels Foldsagers confusion. Now that I have translated it back I see my mistake for wich i'm sorry but I hope you can still understand the answer.

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Post Re: Copenhagen Suborbital   Posted on: Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:02 pm
I did say lower pressure drop, not higher. But thanks for passing it along, that they're increasing the tank pressure will offset it.

Good luck to them on the test. Doing a full-up flight on an untested engine would frighten me, but when working with engines that are expensive to operate like solids and hybrids, it is not a surprising shortcut.


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Post Re: Copenhagen Suborbital   Posted on: Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:14 pm
Pictures of the launch of the launchpad and rocket.
http://ing.dk/artikel/111189-se-den-danske-rumraket-blive-soesat#0

I did think of posting a poll but I could not figure out how it was done :)

1 the rocket dos not clear the launchpad
2 the rocket clears the launchpad
3 the rocket clears the launchpad and reaches substaltial hight (+1 km)
4 the rocket reaches +1 km and seperates from the spaceship
5 the rocket and spaceship seperates and the parachutes deployes
6 the spaceship lands safely on water
7 the rocket hits a patroling russian naval ship and sets off ww3

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Post Re: Copenhagen Suborbital   Posted on: Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:58 am
How are they separating the capsule? Explosive bolts, springs to push it clear or something?
Just wondering since I have not seen any pics or tests on this part of the system of the rocket.


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