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Live launchvideo of a homemade rocket today

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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 02:51 AM
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Ok, I know this is in no way as big as when Nasa launches a shuttle. But this is f...ing cool


So, these two guys from Denmark have build a rocket from scratch and will be test launching today.
The final goal will be to launch a person into space. Well sort of... They want to send one of them 100km up, let him enjoy the view and then return with parachutes.

They tried a launch last year, but the heater that was supposed to keep some valves clear of ice broke down. (Granted, it was a cheap hairdryer from a local supermarket...)

There will be a test launch with a crashtest dummy today (If the weather holds)
If everything goes as planned, the rocket should make a nice long curve and make it to a height of 16-18 km.
The launch is scheduled for 3pm Danish time - (That's 2pm UK and 9am Eastern)

More info and links for live video feeds here: Copenhagen Suborbitals
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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 05:12 AM
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Follow on Twitter:
#Raket



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 06:19 AM
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Airspace is now closed for traffic, and it seems the launch has been moved forward to 14:00 CEST (UTC+2)

A couple of ships is in the area, and they are trying to get them out of there.

At ing.dk... it is possible to follow radio communication and also people writing in with questions and facts. Right now it's mostly in Danish, but I think they will switch to English soon for the international crowd following.



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 07:11 AM
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Seems it was only a rumor about the 14:00 launch.

Launch is back on schedule now with about 50 minutes to go



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 07:17 AM
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You..they... should arrange a live feed of this experimental launch...
That would be cool

edit on 3-6-2011 by borutp because: My bad...now i see that there is a live feed




posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 07:32 AM
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Launch is postponed 30 minutes because of a fishing trawler in the vicinity of the launch site.
About 1 hour to go from now



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 08:22 AM
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Fueling of the rocket with LOX (Liquid OXygen) has completed and we are now waiting for the launch crew to leave the platform.
Launch is expected in about 30 minutes.

The rocket is 9 meters tall, weighing 1½ tonnes and supposedly have a lift of 165.000 horse powers.



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 08:46 AM
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i hope everything goes well for their launch.



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 08:58 AM
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reply to post by toreishi
 


So far everything has gone according to plan.

Latest update on the launch time is "No earlier than in 30 minutes"



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:02 AM
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ok, we've been moved up once

and 2 delays of 30 mins each

lol, this is beginning to sound
like NASA.




posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:27 AM
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Everything is now "Go!" - Countdown is continuing.
T-2 min.

Kristian von Bengtson is chewing his gum like a madman



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:31 AM
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10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 0
Ignition!

.....

Nothing happens, autosequence fail, ignition fail...

Getting ready for new countdown.



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:33 AM
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Originally posted by Jubjub
10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 0
Ignition!

.....

Nothing happens, autosequence fail, ignition fail...

Getting ready for new countdown.


lol
better check to see if the starter says
MADE IN CHINA
on it



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:34 AM
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Launch succes!!!

Looked very nice, parachutes deployed



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:35 AM
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saw it on livestream, gave me goosebumps. congratulations to copenhagen suborbitals and more power to them!



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:38 AM
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maybe we'll get to see the launch
on u-tube shortly. post it if u can
find it.



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:50 AM
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Just subscribe to their channel to get updates here:
www.youtube.com...



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 10:21 AM
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video:


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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 11:02 AM
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Fantastic.At this point they still don't know how high the rocket went. But at least the launch went better, than last time
The event starts at 5.30



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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Excellent. Congratulations to all involved in this project.. champagne time



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