Copenhagen Suborbital

Remember our trip to Copenhagen? Well we have lift-off!

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Back in September of 2010, SparkFun's CEO Nate Seidle and our photographer Juan took a trip to Copenhagen to check out Copenhagen Suborbitals (and a bunch of other cool stuff). Originally the trip was planned to view the launch of their suborbital spacecraft, but technical complications delayed the launching. We are happy to say that the wait is over, and just this past week, the launch took place!

As you can see from the above video, it was a pretty impressive spectacle. You can read tons of information about the launch on the Copenhagen Suborbitals website. Really - go check it out. I can't stress enough how much cool information there is on that website. This was an amazing project that we are proud to have been a part of (albeit, a small part).

While we were in Copenhagen, we took a ton of video that we have just now been able to sort through (what can we say? We've been busy!). Check out the above video for Part 1 (of 3) of our Copenhagen Trip. Look for parts II and III in the coming weeks! 

Congratulations to all of those people who worked so tirelessly to make this project happen! Amazing work! Special thanks to Jessica Grenier (professional photographer), and Sam Miller (videographer from The Rehab).


Comments 19 comments

  • Awesome.

  • mindThomas / about 11 years ago / 2

    Yeah it's awesome, especially when you live in Denmark...
    Though sometimes I would like to live in the US or Canada :)

    • MoriFi / about 11 years ago / 1

      no offense to Canadians (some of em are my best friends) but why Canada?

      • Jesse B / about 11 years ago / 3

        Why the US?

        • MoriFi / about 11 years ago * / 1

          The US is not allways the best, ill admit that.
          With messed up poloticians and HollyWood. ugg

      • The better question is: "Why not Canada?" Have you not been here? It's amazing!

        • MoriFi / about 11 years ago / 1

          I was just making fun of your gun laws thats all.
          (I have been wanting to go sometime)

  • BricoGeek / about 11 years ago / 2

    Awesome^10

  • UNTEngineer / about 11 years ago / 1

    Lookin good, but the impact looks like it would kill a person still. Lots of work to do to make it safe.

  • agreer / about 11 years ago / 1

    Is it just me, or did the parachute seem to not open correctly (in the POV video)?

    • jbeale / about 11 years ago / 1

      The CS website had a lot of photos yesterday, which seem to have disappeared. Flight trajectory was different than planned- parachutes intended to open at a lower speed, but the rocket was already nearly horizontal (?) due to guidance malfunction, before the engines cutoff (by remote command, due to range safety). "The parachutes apparently failed due to the high speed when they were deployed." See also hobbyspace.com: http://www.hobbyspace.com/nucleus/index.php?itemid=29941 and space.com,
      http://www.space.com/11875-homemade-rocket-launch-danish-copenhagen-suborbitals.html

  • Legen.....
    wait for it....
    dary! awesome guys!

  • Litago92A / about 11 years ago / 1

    Impressive! But still, scared shitless!

  • SomeGuy123 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Wouldn't want to be the camera man.

  • I already found Part 2 on YouTube. :-D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5RLCmqPWXc

    • SomeGuy123 / about 11 years ago * / 1

      Luckily, I got a chance to watch it before they hid it.
      Spoiler Alert: It's awesome!
      You can see thumbnails here, here, here, and here.

    • Good eye pgebhard :) You caught us between uploads. Everyone can look forward to Part II of our Copenhagen story right here on sparkfun.com in the next few weeks.

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