HEAT1X-Tycho Brahe inaugural flight / Pilot's POV
HEAT1X-Tycho launch: Recovery Bravo, stabilized camcorder footage
Our mission is very simple. We are working towards launching a human being into space.
This is a non-profit suborbital space endeavor founded and lead by Kristian von Bengtson and Peter Madsen, based entirely on sponsors, private donaters and part time specialists.
Since May 2008 we have been working full time to reach our goal of launching ourselves into space and to show the world that human space flight is possible without major government budgets and administration.
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We work in a 300 sqm storage building, called Horisontal Assembly Building (HAB), placed on an abandoned but yet historic shipyard in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The areas around HAB provides us with enough space to test our own rocket engines, and being situated close to the harbour of Copenhagen makes it easy for us to go into sea for our sea launch operation.
We have no administration or technical boards to approve our work, so we move very fast from idea to construction. Everything we build is tested until we believe it will do. Then we (attempt to) fly it!
Some of our main design drivers are:
- Keep as much work in-house as possible
- Choose mechanical solutions over electrical
- Use "ordinary" materials for cheaper and faster production
- Cut away (anything), instead of adding
Watch our 18 minuttes speed video about the project, for more info.
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LAUNCH CAMPAIGN JUNE 2011 - RESOURCES
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This is the first I have seen or heard of this Very Cool Project! I can't wait to see what they do next!!!:)