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Space company continues to reach for the sky, but this time firmly on the ground

Copenhagen Suborbitals is busy preparing for a static engine test on Saturday – and everyone is invited


The long-term goal is to launch a human being into space (Photo: Colourbox)

August 12, 2014
09:37

by Federica Palomba


The countdown has once again started for the team at Copenhagen Suborbitals (CS) who have confirmed that the public are once again welcome to attend another of its tests – only this time the apparatus will be staying firmly on the ground.

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On Saturday at 2pm, it is conducting a static engine test on its TM65LE model on the Copenhagen island of Refshaleøen. If successful, the engine will be used to power its biggest rocket yet, the HEAT2X, into the stratosphere at a later date.

Confidence ahead of launch
During the last test in May, there were many technical problems that have now been addressed, and CS are ready for another try.

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For those unable to attend the test at Refshalevej 189, there will be a live feed with commentary on Youtube and Livestream. After the engine has fired and the area is secured, attendees are invited to take a close-up view of the test-stand and the rocket. Tickets cost 150 kroner.

Staffed only by volunteer specialists and funded by private sponsors and donors, the Danish non-profit organisation builds suborbital space vehicles. Its long-term goal is to send a human being into space.



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