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

HIV treatment: the sooner the better (photo: iStock)
August 12th, 2014 9:37 am| by admin
facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

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.

READ MORE: Rocket splashes down after safety test

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.

Read more: Amateur rocket flies high

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.

HIV treatment: the sooner the better (photo: iStock)
Danish HIV research could revolutionise treatment internationally
Groundbreaking research by scientists at the University of Copenhagen could...
Danish aid continues to flow to Pakistan despite death penalty (photo: iStock)
Denmark aid continuing to Pakistan despite death penalty return
Denmark continues to give aid geared to the fight against drugs in Pakistan...
Organisers insist, despite the location, that the programs are no holiday (photo: iStock)
Young Danish drug abusers sent on two-year Caribbean ‘cruises’
Since 2010, Frederiksund Municipality has spent almost 8 million kroner on ...
Copenhagen shot past Amsterdam to top its namesake list (photo:  Copenhagenize Design Company)
Copenhagen claims title as world’s most bicycle-friendly city
Copenhagen has surpassed Amsterdam to be named the most bicycle-friendly ci...
Finger-licking good (The Donut Shop Facebook page)
Don’t miss out on this one, yer donut!
Think of round, fried, sweet, glazed, mouthwatering donuts ... and now imag...
The award ceremony took place at PWC's offices in Hellerup (photo: Pwc.dk)
TDC wins accounts prize: Disappointing year but well reported
It may have been a difficult year for TDC, marked by a price war with compe...