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Denmark: Amateur rocket Nexo I fails launch and crashes into the sea01:36

Denmark: Amateur rocket Nexo I fails launch and crashes into the sea

Denmark, Baltic Sea
July 23, 2016 at 03:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Danish amateur rocket builders 'Copenhagen Suborbitals' failed launching a Nexo I rocket from a mobile launch platform located off Denmark’s eastern coast on Saturday, with the rocket plummeting prematurely back into the ocean only seconds after taking off

The group’s ultimate goal was to launch a man into space in a bigger rocket called 'Spica.'

The Nexo I rocket was 5.60 metres high (18ft 4in) and made of aluminium to keep it as light as possible. The launch tested the rocket’s subsystems, thrust vectoring system and parachute descent capabilities. The technology tested on Nexo I will be used to build Spica.

The whole project has been crowdfunded and undertaken by volunteers.

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Danish amateur rocket builders 'Copenhagen Suborbitals' failed launching a Nexo I rocket from a mobile launch platform located off Denmark’s eastern coast on Saturday, with the rocket plummeting prematurely back into the ocean only seconds after taking off

The group’s ultimate goal was to launch a man into space in a bigger rocket called 'Spica.'

The Nexo I rocket was 5.60 metres high (18ft 4in) and made of aluminium to keep it as light as possible. The launch tested the rocket’s subsystems, thrust vectoring system and parachute descent capabilities. The technology tested on Nexo I will be used to build Spica.

The whole project has been crowdfunded and undertaken by volunteers.

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