Challenges and opportunities of launching rockets from Danish waters

Challenges and opportunities of launching rockets from Danish waters
The present and future of rocket launching is no longer defined solely by government organizations, but now includes private institutions and academic projects. Where does Denmark stand in this arena and how could it develop its rocket ventures?

It is no secret that the participation of a highly diverse group of engineering areas is required to achieve success in space missions. What does it take to send space missions from the west coast of Denmark?

In light of this changing landscape, we have invited three experienced speakers who, from their own competences, share their take on the endeavor.

Please note that the event will be held in English and it will end with a panel discussion where you are welcome to join the conversation with your questions. 


Nicolas Kristoffersen is the founder and CEO of EuroSpaceport, a company founded and based in Denmark with the objective of becoming Europe’s Spaceport. It is the first European private initiative that provides rocket launching services using unmanned barges from the Danish North Sea.

Christoffer Karoff is a associate professor at Aarhus University. One of his current projects is the Danish Student CubeSat Program (DISCO), which is a collaboration between Aarhus University, the University of Southern Denmark, the IT University and the European Space Education Resource Office. The project aims to increase the number of candidates from Danish universities with competences within space.

Mads Wilson is part of the Copenhagen Suborbitals team, where he has contributed to the development of electronic components for their rockets, managed aeronautics education programs and participated in several rocket launches as a Flight Dynamics Officer (FIDO).


17:00 Welcome and introduction of speakers

17:05 Mads Wilson, Copenhagen Suborbitals

17:35 Christoffer Karoff, Aarhus University

18:00 Break (25 minutes)*

18:25 Nicolas Kristoffersen, CEO of EuroSpaceport

18:55 Discussion panel and Q&A session

19:30 Tak for i dag

*Sandwiches and drinks will be served during the break in the lecture.

Who is this event for?

Whether you are a seasoned professional or an aspiring student, your expertise and insights are invaluable in shaping the future of space exploration. If you have an interest in the present state and future prospects of rocket launching in Denmark and Europe, this is an excellent opportunity to learn and discuss with important figures of today’s rocket scene. 

  • When

    27. maj. 2024 17:00 - 19:00
  • Where

    IDA Conference, Kalvebod Brygge 31-33, 1530 København V

  • Registration Deadline

    26. maj. 2024 - 12:00

  • Organizer

    IDA Mechanical

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