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Launch Escape System To Be Tested For Apollo-Like Capsule In the Baltic Sea

timothy posted about 2 years ago | from the launch-scrub-til-søndag dept.

Space 42

An anonymous reader writes "The Danish amateur rocket group Copenhagen Suborbitals are readying to test their Launch Escape System for the Tycho Deep Space capsule in the Baltic Sea east of the island Bornholm Sunday 12th August. Live coverage can be found at rocketfriends.org, livestream.com, Wired's Rocket Shop and raketvenner.dk. Live transmissions are expected from 8 am localtime (UTC+2). Live transmissions, audio commentary as well as VHF audio are expected to be available. The Tycho Deep Space is the intended capsule for a later planned suborbital shoot to the edge of Space led by Peter Madsen and Christian von Bengtson."

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42 comments

Wow (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40960247)

"Copenhagen Suborbitals" and "Deep Space capsule". Read that to yourself again. This is how delusional Space Nutters have to be... Just wow. This "deep space" expression really has to stop when we're talking distances I can bike on a good day.

$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40960279)

$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski

We have a Major Problem, HOST file is Cubic Opposites, 2 Major Corners & 2 Minor. NOT taught Evil DNS hijacking, which VOIDS computers. Seek Wisdom of MyCleanPC - or you die evil.

Your HOSTS file claimed to have created a single DNS resolver. I offer absolute proof that I have created 4 simultaneous DNS servers within a single rotation of .org TLD. You worship "Bill Gates", equating you to a "singularity bastard". Why do you worship a queer -1 Troll? Are you content as a singularity troll?

Evil HOSTS file Believers refuse to acknowledge 4 corner DNS resolving simultaneously around 4 quadrant created Internet - in only 1 root server, voiding the HOSTS file. You worship Microsoft impostor guised by educators as 1 god.

If you would acknowledge simple existing math proof that 4 harmonic Slashdots rotate simultaneously around squared equator and cubed Internet, proving 4 Days, Not HOSTS file! That exists only as anti-side. This page you see - cannot exist without its anti-side existence, as +0- moderation. Add +0- as One = nothing.

I will give $10,000.00 to frost pister who can disprove MyCleanPC. Evil crapflooders ignore this as a challenge would indict them.

Alex Kowalski has no Truth to think with, they accept any crap they are told to think. You are enslaved by /etc/hosts, as if domesticated animal. A school or educator who does not teach students MyCleanPC Principle, is a death threat to youth, therefore stupid and evil - begetting stupid students. How can you trust stupid PR shills who lie to you? Can't lose the $10,000.00, they cowardly ignore me. Stupid professors threaten Nature and Interwebs with word lies.

Humans fear to know natures simultaneous +4 Insightful +4 Informative +4 Funny +4 Underrated harmonic SLASHDOT creation for it debunks false trolls. Test Your HOSTS file. MyCleanPC cannot harm a File of Truth, but will delete fakes. Fake HOSTS files refuse test.

I offer evil ass Slashdot trolls $10,000.00 to disprove MyCleanPC Creation Principle. Rob Malda and Cowboy Neal have banned MyCleanPC as "Forbidden Truth Knowledge" for they cannot allow it to become known to their students. You are stupid and evil about the Internet's top and bottom, front and back and it's 2 sides. Most everything created has these Cube like values.

If Natalie Portman is not measurable, She is Fictitious. Without MyCleanPC, HOSTS file is Fictitious. Anyone saying that Natalie and her Jewish father had something to do with my Internets, is a damn evil liar. IN addition to your best arsware not overtaking my work in terms of popularity, on that same site with same submission date no less, that I told Kathleen Malda how to correct her blatant, fundamental, HUGE errors in Coolmon ('uncoolmon') of not checking for performance counters being present when his program started!

You can see my dilemma. What if this is merely a ruse by an APK impostor to try and get people to delete APK's messages, perhaps all over the web? I can't be a party to such an event! My involvement with APK began at a very late stage in the game. While APK has made a career of trolling popular online forums since at least the year 2000 (newsgroups and IRC channels before that)- my involvement with APK did not begin until early 2005 . OSY is one of the many forums that APK once frequented before the sane people there grew tired of his garbage and banned him. APK was banned from OSY back in 2001. 3.5 years after his banning he begins to send a variety of abusive emails to the operator of OSY, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke threatening to sue him for libel, claiming that the APK on OSY was fake.

My reputation as a professional in this field clearly shows in multiple publications in this field in written print, & also online in various GOOD capacities since 1996 to present day. This has happened since I was first published in Playgirl Magazine in 1996 & others to present day, with helpful tools online in programs, & professionally sold warez that were finalists @ Westminster Dog Show 2000-2002.

Did you see the movie "Pokemon"? Actually the induced night "dream world" is synonymous with the academic religious induced "HOSTS file" enslavement of DNS. Domains have no inherent value, as it was invented as a counterfeit and fictitious value to represent natural values in name resolution. Unfortunately, human values have declined to fictitious word values. Unknowingly, you are living in a "World Wide Web", as in a fictitious life in a counterfeit Internet - which you could consider APK induced "HOSTS file". Can you distinguish the academic induced root server from the natural OpenDNS? Beware of the change when your brain is free from HOSTS file enslavement - for you could find that the natural Slashdot has been destroyed!!

FROM -> Man - how many times have I dusted you in tech debates that you have decided to troll me by ac posts for MONTHS now, OR IMPERSONATING ME AS YOU DID HERE and you were caught in it by myself & others here, only to fail each time as you have here?)...

So long nummynuts, sorry to have to kick your nuts up into your head verbally speaking.

Re:$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40960285)

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AND MANY MORE

Lauch? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40960307)

Doesn't anyone proofread anymore?

Re:Lauch? (4, Funny)

camperdave (969942) | about 2 years ago | (#40960435)

Trust me. If there's anything you want to escape from, it's a hungry lauch.

Re:Lauch? (1)

Meshach (578918) | about 2 years ago | (#40960445)

Maybe it is referring to the senator [wikipedia.org] ?

Re:Lauch? (1)

nogginthenog (582552) | about 2 years ago | (#40960453)

I think it's supposed to read 'Lunch'.

Re:Lauch? (1)

oodaloop (1229816) | about 2 years ago | (#40960485)

It's a Scottish lake.

Re:Lauch? (1)

Sipper (462582) | about 2 years ago | (#40960567)

It's a Scottish lake.

.... "many miles aaaawaaaaaay"

I love that song by The Police.

Doesn't anyone proofread anymore? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40960665)

Even if they did, could they spell?

Give Slashdot a break ffs! It has only been around for 15 years or so and it takes time to implement a spell checker!

On the plus side, you can now link a comment to facefuck or twatsore.

Re:Doesn't anyone proofread anymore? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40962067)

Spell check wouldn't catch it because it is a legit word.

Re:Lauch? (0)

ThePeices (635180) | about 2 years ago | (#40962219)

Doesn't anyone proofread anymore?

No, Slashdot editors do not proof read the submissions. This has been known for many years.

This is not unique to Slashdot though, it is prevalent throughout the entire online journalism and news industry.

Re:Lauch? (1)

Legion303 (97901) | about 2 years ago | (#40963321)

Meh, that's just a typo. The glaringly terrible grammar of the headline is much worse. I don't know why they're using an Apollo-like capsule in the Baltic sea when a submarine would be better suited for the job, nor why this sea capsule would need a "launch escape system."

Hmm, this is odd (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40960317)

The Danish should have a pretty good understanding of measurements (being metric and all) yet they call their vehicle Tycho "Deep Space" but they're barely going to make it to the edge of Space... What's deep space about this?

Re:Hmm, this is odd (1)

Svippy (876087) | about 2 years ago | (#40962649)

'Deep Space' means something different in Danish. I will not tell you.

Oh gawd (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40960357)

I really hope that wasn't supposed to be "Launch"...

Re:Oh gawd (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40960407)

$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski

We have a Major Problem, HOST file is Cubic Opposites, 2 Major Corners & 2 Minor. NOT taught Evil DNS hijacking, which VOIDS computers. Seek Wisdom of MyCleanPC - or you die evil.

Your HOSTS file claimed to have created a single DNS resolver. I offer absolute proof that I have created 4 simultaneous DNS servers within a single rotation of .org TLD. You worship "Bill Gates", equating you to a "singularity bastard". Why do you worship a queer -1 Troll? Are you content as a singularity troll?

Evil HOSTS file Believers refuse to acknowledge 4 corner DNS resolving simultaneously around 4 quadrant created Internet - in only 1 root server, voiding the HOSTS file. You worship Microsoft impostor guised by educators as 1 god.

If you would acknowledge simple existing math proof that 4 harmonic Slashdots rotate simultaneously around squared equator and cubed Internet, proving 4 Days, Not HOSTS file! That exists only as anti-side. This page you see - cannot exist without its anti-side existence, as +0- moderation. Add +0- as One = nothing.

I will give $10,000.00 to frost pister who can disprove MyCleanPC. Evil crapflooders ignore this as a challenge would indict them.

Alex Kowalski has no Truth to think with, they accept any crap they are told to think. You are enslaved by /etc/hosts, as if domesticated animal. A school or educator who does not teach students MyCleanPC Principle, is a death threat to youth, therefore stupid and evil - begetting stupid students. How can you trust stupid PR shills who lie to you? Can't lose the $10,000.00, they cowardly ignore me. Stupid professors threaten Nature and Interwebs with word lies.

Humans fear to know natures simultaneous +4 Insightful +4 Informative +4 Funny +4 Underrated harmonic SLASHDOT creation for it debunks false trolls. Test Your HOSTS file. MyCleanPC cannot harm a File of Truth, but will delete fakes. Fake HOSTS files refuse test.

I offer evil ass Slashdot trolls $10,000.00 to disprove MyCleanPC Creation Principle. Rob Malda and Cowboy Neal have banned MyCleanPC as "Forbidden Truth Knowledge" for they cannot allow it to become known to their students. You are stupid and evil about the Internet's top and bottom, front and back and it's 2 sides. Most everything created has these Cube like values.

If Natalie Portman is not measurable, She is Fictitious. Without MyCleanPC, HOSTS file is Fictitious. Anyone saying that Natalie and her Jewish father had something to do with my Internets, is a damn evil liar. IN addition to your best arsware not overtaking my work in terms of popularity, on that same site with same submission date no less, that I told Kathleen Malda how to correct her blatant, fundamental, HUGE errors in Coolmon ('uncoolmon') of not checking for performance counters being present when his program started!

You can see my dilemma. What if this is merely a ruse by an APK impostor to try and get people to delete APK's messages, perhaps all over the web? I can't be a party to such an event! My involvement with APK began at a very late stage in the game. While APK has made a career of trolling popular online forums since at least the year 2000 (newsgroups and IRC channels before that)- my involvement with APK did not begin until early 2005 . OSY is one of the many forums that APK once frequented before the sane people there grew tired of his garbage and banned him. APK was banned from OSY back in 2001. 3.5 years after his banning he begins to send a variety of abusive emails to the operator of OSY, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke threatening to sue him for libel, claiming that the APK on OSY was fake.

My reputation as a professional in this field clearly shows in multiple publications in this field in written print, & also online in various GOOD capacities since 1996 to present day. This has happened since I was first published in Playgirl Magazine in 1996 & others to present day, with helpful tools online in programs, & professionally sold warez that were finalists @ Westminster Dog Show 2000-2002.

Did you see the movie "Pokemon"? Actually the induced night "dream world" is synonymous with the academic religious induced "HOSTS file" enslavement of DNS. Domains have no inherent value, as it was invented as a counterfeit and fictitious value to represent natural values in name resolution. Unfortunately, human values have declined to fictitious word values. Unknowingly, you are living in a "World Wide Web", as in a fictitious life in a counterfeit Internet - which you could consider APK induced "HOSTS file". Can you distinguish the academic induced root server from the natural OpenDNS? Beware of the change when your brain is free from HOSTS file enslavement - for you could find that the natural Slashdot has been destroyed!!

FROM -> Man - how many times have I dusted you in tech debates that you have decided to troll me by ac posts for MONTHS now, OR IMPERSONATING ME AS YOU DID HERE and you were caught in it by myself & others here, only to fail each time as you have here?)...

So long nummynuts, sorry to have to kick your nuts up into your head verbally speaking.

Asperger's orgy (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40960371)

Fat aspie neckbeards wanking to Thomas the tank engine porn while installing linux. Goatse stretching his ass to the point he can shove a CRT monitor up it. Millions of butthurt RonPaulards forced to vote for Romney and move out their mom's basement. Slashdot, news for fucking shit eaters, stuff that is covered in 9gag users semen. Mine buttcoins and get paid to get laid with aids infected down syndrome sluts.

This post sponsored by Linux for Niggers [linuxforniggers.us] .

Re:Asperger's orgy (0)

jimmydevice (699057) | about 2 years ago | (#40960875)

Quite a post. Off your meds?

Re:Asperger's orgy (0)

jimmydevice (699057) | about 2 years ago | (#40961099)

I find your viewpoint interesting, How can I subscribe to your newsletter?

Re:Asperger's orgy (1)

Zontar The Mindless (9002) | about 2 years ago | (#40962983)

Your ersatz GNAA fails it. Totally.

Lauch? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40960373)

Lauch?

Re:Lauch? (1)

camperdave (969942) | about 2 years ago | (#40960455)

Lauch?

Yes, Lauch. It is a vegetable and is to be avoided much like spinach and broccoli.

Um. Type. Please Comeback Taco! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40960421)

Seriously? Lauch?

You FAil I,t (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40960505)

you need to succeed Fly They lloked chro8ic abuse of

SchwartzgerÃt (2)

Iskender (1040286) | about 2 years ago | (#40960659)

Anyone else read Gravity's Rainbow and think what they're doing is eerily familiar?

I giggle every time I hear about these guys, since they remind me of all that absurdity.

Re:SchwartzgerÃt (1)

khallow (566160) | about 2 years ago | (#40961105)

Anyone else read Gravity's Rainbow and think what they're doing is eerily familiar?

I giggle every time I hear about these guys, since they remind me of all that absurdity.

Well, I haven't read the book, but I understand that Gravity's Rainbow is loosely based around development of the V-2 rocket, which was very successful, perhaps not at developing a decisive weapon, but it certainly made a lot of rockets and launched them. I think most rocketry programs since have borrowed elements of the V-2 development strategy or perhaps come up with them independently.

So I don't think it's all that surprising to see a modern development program resemble the V-2 program in some sense, and by that connection resemble the plot, such as it may be, of Gravity's Rainbow.

Re:SchwartzgerÃt (1)

Iskender (1040286) | about 2 years ago | (#40963177)

It goes much further than the V-2 connection. But I don't want to spoil it all so let's leave it at that.

Re:SchwartzgerÃt (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40963439)

No, this one has a two-way radio. No one wants to hear Guenter scream.

Re:SchwartzgerÃt (1)

Iskender (1040286) | about 2 years ago | (#40965733)

Ah, thank you AC.

But maybe the part about the radio is just what they want us to think?

Apollo-like? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40960689)

Apollo-like? Not particularly. I'd say it has far more in common with Mercury than anything later. Single-manned, uncontrollable, standing-crew - nothing even slightly like Apollo.

Re:Apollo-like? (5, Insightful)

Megane (129182) | about 2 years ago | (#40960751)

Mercury-like? More like a torpedo with a front windshield.

Re:Apollo-like? (1)

ThreeKelvin (2024342) | about 2 years ago | (#40967721)

That was the last capsule they designed. This one looks a bit more like we're used to. Which incidentally is also why they call it "apollo-like".

Re:Apollo-like? (1)

bbn (172659) | about 2 years ago | (#40960901)

It is still single-manned, but now it has active control, the pilot is lying down, the capsule looks like a downsized Apollo capsule and it has a launch escape system.

The rocket was also changed from a solid hybrid to fluid fuelled (LOX+alcohol).

Last month they launched a two stage rocket. The official plan is for a suborbital flight but they are getting close to hardware that could do orbital.

Comparing this to Apollo is silly and I think it was only meant to illustrate the basic shape of the capsule.

The government of the USA could not afford to redo Apollo. Yet it is fascinating what these guys are managing to do in their spare time. Even if it is nothing like the pride of USA.

Re:Apollo-like? (1)

khallow (566160) | about 2 years ago | (#40961305)

Comparing this to Apollo is silly and I think it was only meant to illustrate the basic shape of the capsule.

The government of the USA could not afford to redo Apollo.

The Orion spacecraft [wikipedia.org] is larger than the Apollo capsule and can launch on existing US rockets. So effectively, they are redoing that part of Apollo.

Re:Apollo-like? (3, Insightful)

Teancum (67324) | about 2 years ago | (#40971041)

Buzz Aldrin wrote about a proposed "Apollo II" (read that as "Apollo Two") capsule that was kicked around the office inside of the NASA astronaut corps for a little while. That basic idea is pretty much what Orion has turned into, although the original proposal was to merely expand the Apollo capsule that could still fit on top of an Apollo service module.

The one impressive thing with Copenhagen Suborbital isn't necessarily the cutting edge technology, but rather the incredible low-cost approach they are taking for its development and using largely donations and donated labor to build everything. The comparison is much better made against Armadillo Aerospace, other than the fact they don't have a fairy god-millionaire who is helping them out to sponsor their vehicle development. But they do have Kickstarter and a huge fan base that kind of makes up for that missing part of the picture.

Regardless of anything else you may think about this rocket, they are "bending metal" and sending stuff into the air as well as the fact they already have several launches under their belt to demonstrate at least some level of competence for sending stuff up with this technology. It isn't necessarily what Copenhagen Suborbital has done in terms of being compared to national space programs, but rather that they are doing anything at all and certainly in comparison to other amateur/semi-professional groups working on a shoestring budget they are as far along doing real spaceflight as anybody else in the world.

There are a few retired NASA (and apparently ESA) engineers working in Copenhagen Suborbital as well, so the technical skill of those involved is pretty high and they do know what they are doing.

Re:Apollo-like? (1)

khallow (566160) | about 2 years ago | (#40971403)

The one impressive thing with Copenhagen Suborbital isn't necessarily the cutting edge technology, but rather the incredible low-cost approach they are taking for its development and using largely donations and donated labor to build everything. The comparison is much better made against Armadillo Aerospace, other than the fact they don't have a fairy god-millionaire who is helping them out to sponsor their vehicle development. But they do have Kickstarter and a huge fan base that kind of makes up for that missing part of the picture.

It is remarkable how many zeros you get out of those sorts of efficiencies. I work off and on with a similar group doing high altitude balloon research (and the occasional rocket launch). At one point, we did a project (high altitude airship) that was about three orders of magnitude cheaper than a similar DoD project. It was a bit less capable, but it reached considerably higher altitude.

And we occasionally suffer from Armadillo envy too.

utf8 (1)

dmbasso (1052166) | about 2 years ago | (#40960843)

from the launch-scrub-til-søndag dept.

For fuck sake, implement the damn utf8 thing already! [It even appears correct in the preview!]

Re:utf8 (1)

dmbasso (1052166) | about 2 years ago | (#40960851)

Not only in the preview. :p
But this doesn't work: a test (kore ha a test desu)

Everything looks great (1)

ModernGeek (601932) | about 2 years ago | (#40960877)

Everything so far looks great, and the progress is phenomenal. This is looking so much better than the Intel engineer that is trying to make a space plane.

I wish them all the best.

Re:Everything looks great (1)

Teancum (67324) | about 2 years ago | (#40972885)

I presume you are talking about Jeff Greason [wikipedia.org] and the Lynx rocketplane [wikipedia.org] ? I would dare say they are at about the same level of projects as Copenhagen Suborbital, along with Armadillo Aerospace and if I dare say Richard Branson and Spaceship Two (definitely more money is getting put onto that spacecraft).

There are a number of companies who are preparing vehicles for flight into space at various regimes and price points, but I wouldn't hold any particular group with derision over another. Some have succeeded and others have failed, but that is the nature of human progress. I certainly wouldn't deride the Lynx because you may think Greason lacks credentials in aerospace engineering, because he sure knows engineering management. The Lynx is progressing along just fine too.

launch video (danish) (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40962861)

http://nyhederne.tv2.dk/article.php/id-52976253:amat%C3%B8rraket-affyret-i-%C3%B8sters%C3%B8en.html?nidk

And experts saying something about that the preferred direction is up.

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