Our mission is very simple. We are working towards launching a human being into space. This is a non-profit suborbital space endeavour lead by Kristian von Bengtson and Peter Madsen,Â based entirely on sponsors and volunteers.
Copenhagen Suborbitals could almost beÂ consideredÂ a fairy tale in todays big money andÂ safetyÂ driven times ofÂ industry, but what twoÂ Danish pioneers and a team of 19 others (ok, 18 + 1 test dummy)Â are so close to pulling off is just spectacular.
The team plan to bring cheap micro space craft to the masses and so far look on track to do so, with their first major launch of theÂ HEAT-1X booster and TYCHO BRAHE-1 capsule isÂ scheduled for the end of August. Funded by donations (aiming for just â¬50.000) and have receivedÂ themÂ fromÂ individuals and local industryÂ sponsors. They even built their own companyÂ submarineÂ which they are using for sea launches.Â MannedÂ flights are planned in theirÂ TYCHO BRAHE-1Â capsuleÂ which at the size of a wheelie bin might be described as aÂ bear-bones, with aÂ PyrexÂ bowl lid for a window to the world.
I can’t think of any other projectÂ where you really do have to have passion and confidence in your work.
You can support them by picking up some fine merchandise.