Copenhagen Suborbitals is a suborbital space endeavor, based entirely on private donors, sponsors and part time specialists.

Our mission is to launch human beings into space on privately built rockets and spacecrafts.

The project is both open source and non-profit in order to inspire as many people as possible, and to involve relevant partners and their expertise.

We aim to show the world that human space flight can be different from the usual expensive and government controlled project.

We are working fulltime to develop a series of suborbital space vehicles – designed to pave the way for manned space flight on a micro size spacecraft.

The mission has a 100% peaceful purpose and is not in any way involved in carrying explosive, nuclear, biological and chemical payloads.

We intend to share all our technical information as much as possible, within the laws of EU-export control.

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

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  • http://profiles.google.com/sir.hikus David Benjamin

    Human spaceflight doesn’t count as a “biological” payload? Yes yes, you’re referring to biological weaponry. Sorry to pick nits!

    • Anonymous

      They skate by this time, it’s a mannequin for the test flight.  

  • http://profiles.google.com/sir.hikus David Benjamin

    Human spaceflight doesn’t count as a “biological” payload? Yes yes, you’re referring to biological weaponry. Sorry to pick nits!

  • http://profiles.google.com/sir.hikus David Benjamin

    Human spaceflight doesn’t count as a “biological” payload? Yes yes, you’re referring to biological weaponry. Sorry to pick nits!

  • Anonymous

    Late parachute deployment, otherwise nice flight.  I’ve lost a few rockets that way myself, but then, I ain’t riding in them…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WCUBDUT5VCGZUR7FX55FY5AFT4 fuzzy

      I heard an interview with Kristian and Peter and it wasn’t a late parachute deployment, they had to shut down the engine after 20 seconds because it wasn’t going vertical (enough) so there was a risk it might get out of the allowed area. That mean the parachute was deployed at a speed that tore it

      • Anonymous

        Ahh, okay, so probably sufficient lateral speed to destroy the chute regardless of timing.  Even at apogee and in the denser lower air due to the shutdown, that’d do it.  Next time I’d do a multistage controlled deployment with a (much) smaller drogue first, so the envelope of acceptable speeds is higher. 

      • Anonymous

        Ahh, okay, so probably sufficient lateral speed to destroy the chute regardless of timing.  Even at apogee and in the denser lower air due to the shutdown, that’d do it.  Next time I’d do a multistage controlled deployment with a (much) smaller drogue first, so the envelope of acceptable speeds is higher. 

      • Anonymous

        Ahh, okay, so probably sufficient lateral speed to destroy the chute regardless of timing.  Even at apogee and in the denser lower air due to the shutdown, that’d do it.  Next time I’d do a multistage controlled deployment with a (much) smaller drogue first, so the envelope of acceptable speeds is higher. 

  • Anonymous

    Late parachute deployment, otherwise nice flight.  I’ve lost a few rockets that way myself, but then, I ain’t riding in them…

  • Anonymous

    Late parachute deployment, otherwise nice flight.  I’ve lost a few rockets that way myself, but then, I ain’t riding in them…

  • Anonymous

    Late parachute deployment, otherwise nice flight.  I’ve lost a few rockets that way myself, but then, I ain’t riding in them…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q6CMNEMHD4Q4QUFMLMRJDEIWBA Alan

    So you think you trust your engineering skills? No, this is what it looks like to trust your engineering skills.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q6CMNEMHD4Q4QUFMLMRJDEIWBA Alan

    So you think you trust your engineering skills? No, this is what it looks like to trust your engineering skills.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q6CMNEMHD4Q4QUFMLMRJDEIWBA Alan

    So you think you trust your engineering skills? No, this is what it looks like to trust your engineering skills.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q6CMNEMHD4Q4QUFMLMRJDEIWBA Alan

    So you think you trust your engineering skills? No, this is what it looks like to trust your engineering skills.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q6CMNEMHD4Q4QUFMLMRJDEIWBA Alan

    So you think you trust your engineering skills? No, this is what it looks like to trust your engineering skills.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q6CMNEMHD4Q4QUFMLMRJDEIWBA Alan

    So you think you trust your engineering skills? No, this is what it looks like to trust your engineering skills.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MI223ZZIUILEUNM7IX6ZZMN6NE J

    This is just awesome. SpaceX, Blue Origin and even Virgin galactic are all great but this is so much cooler. That these guys can attempt what only a super-power could just 60 years ago is just amazing. I’d like to know what Allen Sheppard thinks of this!  I mean, come on, just the fact that they got a hold of that sub is pretty amazing. Like some kind of Danish “Salvage One” you know?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MI223ZZIUILEUNM7IX6ZZMN6NE J

    Actually that should be “Salvage 1″ to avoid confusion. I think Bob Truax  was an adviser on that show. Google “Sea Dragon” if you don’t know of him. Great stuff.

  • Augustus Gustavius Salvatore C

    I am stoked     how brilliant     I wish you guys had started 40 years ago   where do I send money ?

  • Augustus Gustavius Salvatore C

    I am stoked     how brilliant     I wish you guys had started 40 years ago   where do I send money ?