Launch platform

We are aiming for an offshore launch in the North sea, that meant we needed to build a launch platform. The requirement was to handle a 20 kg rocket, be as stable as possible and easy to transport. We came up with a design inspired by the R/P Flip platform. The buoy is made of a 200 mm diameter and 6 meters long sewer pipe with a 4 meter aluminium truss.

Specifications

  • Length: 10 meters
  • Max capacity: 20 kg
  • Above sea level at max capacity: 4,5 meters
  • Aluminum truss 21 kg
  • Counterweight: 163 kg