Sunday, July 3, 2011

Copenhagen Suborbitals

"Copenhagen Suborbitals is a suborbital space endeavor, based entirely on private donaters, sponsors and part time specialists

Our mission is to launch human beings into space on privately build rockets and spacecrafts.

The project is both open source and non-profit in order to inspire as many people as possible, and to envolve relevant partners and their expertise.

We aim to show the world that human space flight can be different from the usual expensive and government controlled project.

We are working fulltime to develop a series of suborbital space vehicles - designed to pave the way for manned space flight on a micro size spacecraft.

The mission has a 100% peacefull purpose and is not in any way involved in carrying explosive, nuclear, biological and chemical payloads.

We intend to share all our techninal information as much as possible, within the laws of EU-export control."

"First flight of the HEAT1X-Tycho Brahe ended with a splashdown of the Tycho spaceship after 86 seconds, 8 kilometers downrange from launch site.

The video depicts the pilot (dummy) POV throughout the flight. The parachutes did not deploy fully, so the impact was rough enough to dislodge the observation cupola upon splashdown. The spacecraft was otherwise mostly intact with only minor deformation and water damage."

Copenhagen Suborbitals

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