Wednesday, September 1, 2010

HEAT-1X/Tycho Brahe







What a ride that would be! Check out the observation dome - imagine sitting in a rocket and feeling the acceleration in that way! Obviously this will be ultra-dangerous for the first few pilots, but well worth the risk.

I do wonder how high the G forces will potentially get - and what about spin and other forces like that? It is bound to be a pretty harsh ride unless there are some good guidance and attitude control systems in place.

Here is a video of a motor test (with obvious burn problems at this early stage of the process):



See much more here:

http://www.copenhagensuborbitals.com/

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