Copenhagen Suborbitals: Construction started of HEAT 1600 rocket booster

Copenhagen Suborbitals begins building the first of the big HEAT 1600 LE rocket vehicles:


Copenhagen Suborbitals department of oversize rocket power :o) have started work on the HEAT 1600 rocket booster. With 260 kN thrust, it out powers a V2 missile, and with 12 tons of LOX / ethanol water mixture rocket fuel it can burn longer than than a V2.

Like the V2, and like all other large liquid propellant rockets, it rely on turbine pumps for pressurizing the propellants and delivering then at very high rate to the hungry combustion chamber at the back end. This makes the rockets structure very light, because it does not have to handle the full feed pressure of the engines. Other videos on this channel shows static tests of the turbine pumps, and the manufacture of the T-stoff or hydrogen peroxide that power them.

This must be the most powerful amateur build rocket ever devised. Yet, as the video shows we can build it, and we cn test it on the ground and ultimately launch it.

Therefore we must do it.

Like its little sister, the HEAT 2X also seen in the video – HEAT 1600 has a redundant flight termination system, and like the 2X, it will be launched at sea, where we have the very best range safety conditions that any rocket launch site can offer.

WE can build it. WE will do so and use it to launch a human into space. The “why” is best answered by others:

I will let the late president John F. Kennedy end this:

“Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it.

He said, “Because it is there.”

Well, space is there, and we’re going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God’s blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.

Thank you”

That´s quite simply why.

Peter Madsen / Copenhagen Suborbitals.


Here’s a design sketch of the HEAT-1600: