Published: January 09, 2015, Edited by: Mads Hobye

Laser cutting parachute for space rocket

Photo: Jev Olsen

Copenhagen Suborbitals are at FabLab RUC, laser cutting elements for the balutes (a sort of parachute-balloon for slowing descent) for the Nexø class space rockets on our big laser cutter. They are made of nylon cloth laminated with Kapton tape. Copenhagen Suborbitals is a non-profit citizen funded space endeavour with the goal of launching a human being into space - do go over to and give some support if you can.