FL650 Expedition

The 2015 flight–to be carried out over international waters on the Baltic Sea–will exceed 63,000 feet, the ‘Armstrong Line’, where a pressure suit is required for survival. With an ascent rate of around 1,000 feet per minute, the flight should take about an hour for ascent to ‘FL650′ (or ‘Flight Level 65,000′), and somewhat longer for descent. This test flight will prove the functioning of a pressure suit to be used in Copenhagen Suborbitals’ manned rocket flights, designed to be similar to the Project Mercury flights of the early 1960’s. The test will also help to establish manned flight procedures, including communications, weather monitoring, capsule recovery and telemetry systems.