Copenhagen is calling and SparkFun answers!
Last week, we made mention of a suborbital rocket launch in the Nevada desert. This week, we're heading a little farther away - to Copenhagen, Denmark!
A while back, we got an email from a group in Denmark called Illutron. They were working with Copenhagen Suborbitals on a suborbital rocket and are using some SparkFun parts. Cool! We decided right then and there that when it was time to launch the rocket, we would head to Denmark and take some photos. We booked plane tickets for the second week of September (a.k.a. now) and started planning our trip.
Of course, as they saying goes, the "best-laid plans of mice and men, go oft awry" and as the date approached, there was an issue with the rocket and the launch had to be postponed until next year. D'oh! Fortunately, there is still plenty to do and see in Denmark and we headed out anyway to check out the rocket, meet with some very creative minds, hang out on the awesome barge where the group works, and check out Illutron's hacker space.
We'll do a full write-up of the trip when Nate (SparkFun CEO) and Juan (SparkFun photographer) return, but we wanted to share this update and a few photos. Check out the SparkFun Flickr page as Juan will be uploading photos daily (there isn't a lot there right now, but more will be added as the week goes on). Check out the Copenhagen Suborbitals page for a ton of cool information on the project!