#11 - FROM SPACE TO EARTH

Micro Spacecraft and Mini Budget for Manned Space Flight

The financial resources are small, the vision is huge:  launching a man or a woman into space and returning the astronaut safely to Earth. At first glance, this does not sound revolutionary in the 21st century. But given that the Danish nonprofit Copenhagen Suborbitals consists entirely of volunteer space enthusiasts who devote their free time to rocket development, it is. Their manned Spica mission will target the Kármán line, the theoretical limit of aeronautical flight 100 km above the Earth’s surface.

The project aims “to pave the way for manned space flight on a micro size spacecraft and on a micro size budget.” Copenhagen Suborbitals is financed by crowdfunding and based in a shipyard close to the Danish capital. The rocket launches are conducted from platforms in the open sea. The next decisive step—still unmanned—will be the launch of the Nexø-I mission in spring 2016. Seems worth staying tuned…


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