Copenhagen Suborbitals, a crowdfunded suborbital space company is currently targeting the initial launch of Nexø I on July 16th 2016. This will be the first of many flights which Copenhagen Suborbitals hope to have undertaken in the coming months and years ahead.
Copenhagen Suborbitals was founded on the belief that anyone can make a rocket and fly payload or humans without major or any funding from a Government source. With this in mind, the use of a non-profit endeavour which is funded by public donations, private sponsors and donors alike. If you wish to support Copenhagen Suborbitals in their journey, their donation page, which 100% of the donation will be put into the work on their rockets and testing, it can be found here.
It is the belief of Copenhagen Suborbitals that “the Nexø I rocket is the next step towards our goal of flying an amateur astronaut into space.” For this mission the Nexø I rocket on measures to just over 5.5m and is the company’s first fully guided rocket which has been created by their engineers. Due to the nature of the surrounding areas, Copenhagen Suborbitals will be launching from a sailing launch platform in the middle of the Baltic Sea, which is east of Denmark. This mission will launch on a large arch trajectory and will have a height of around 6km – 10km, and will test the systems of the Nexø I rocket. After powered flight the rocket stage will return to the ocean and will parachute land, hopefully slow enough that the engineers are able to look at the rocket which had just taken flight, and use the trajectory and data found to support future flights and future rockets.
This mission is a precursor before a bigger more powerful rocket is tested and progressed to support human suborbital flights which is the ultimate goal. We wish Copenhagen Suborbital the best of luck and we hope your flight and objective are 100% achieved.
If you wish to support Copenhagen Suborbitals in their journey, their donation page, which 100% of the donation will be put into the work on their rockets and testing, it can be found here.
We will update the Article post-launch.