Friday afternoon. Motorstand assembled inside the HAB.
Niels mounting the pyrotechnic igniter to the oxidizer injector.
Peter explaining something important to the crew while mounting the injector.
Dr. Foldager checking that everything is in place.
Everything set to go. Motor mounted beneath the LOX tank, connected by the pneumatic valve. Two manometers and two digital pressure transducers measure LOX tank pressure and combustion chamber pressure.
Morten making sure everything is bolted tight for the ride!
Peter with a big smile, happy with the progress the test stand crew is doing this Friday afternoon.
Ready to fill the LOX tank.
Late afternoon sun over flight director von Bengtson.
Christoffer is filling the LOX tank to the max.
Five seconds before ignition...
Still going strong.
And finally after 10.5 seconds, burnout.
Saturday afternnon. Niels and Peter discussing the procedure of the day.
Kristian entertaining the guests of the day.
The injector has to sit really tight, so you need a strong guy to fix it!
After mounting the injector, the guys attach the injector to the valve under the LOX tank.
Peter checking if all stations are ready to proceed.
Sonny is setting up the high speed cameras.
Niels, filling up the chiller for the helium pressure line.
Deputy flight director Foldager and flight director von Bengtson checking the progress and the check list.
The guests of today are getting ready for the blast.
A split second after ignition. The black thing flying in the left hand side is the igniter package after it has been ejected from the motor.
A lovely burnout after roughly 10 seconds.
The tests are starting to take its toll on the tarmac below...
Shortly after the first test, we had set up for the second test of the day. The igniter package is already smoldering inside the motor.
BURN BURN BURN!!!
And another spectacular burnout.
A close up from just beneath the nozzle at burnout. You can actually see droplets of parafin in the flames, cool!