Credit: Copenhagen Suborbitals

Copenhagen Suborbitals reports a successful August 4 flight of its suborbital Nexø II rocket, the most advanced rocket built and launched by the group so far.

Credit: Copenhagen Suborbitals

The launch took place from ESD139 in the Baltic Sea 35 kilometers off the coast of the Danish island Bornholm. The rocket lifted off from a sea-based launch platform.

Spica: astronaut-carrying rocket

The Nexø rocket class is a technology demonstrator in advance of building a significantly bigger Spica rocket that will take an astronaut to the edge of space.

Credit: Copenhagen Suborbitals

Space is defined by the Kármán line at 100 km above Earth, so the plan is to fly a space capsule with an astronaut straight up to just over that altitude, from where it will free fall straight back and land by parachute in the sea.

Credit: Copenhagen Suborbitals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to this video of the launch at:

https://youtu.be/3IJTxa6iDso

For more information on Copenhagen Suborbitals, go to:

https://copenhagensuborbitals.com/

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