One of the key technologies for the upcoming Stratos III launch in summer 2017 will be the lightweight design of the rocket. In order to do this, a composite tank needs to be developed. In cooperation with ALE Delft, Airborne, TU Delft and Nieuwstraten Metaalbewerking the first prototype is being developed.
Author Archives: Bastiaan Bom
Researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen have started a preparatory program for a radio telescope on the moon. Such a telescope, which would be comparable to the LOFAR telescope on Earth, would, for the first time, enable researchers to measure radiation generated shortly after the Big Bang. This radiation cannot be measured by radio telescopes on […]
We have been writing blog posts for quite some time now, mainly about technical topics. But what about the people in DARE? In the coming weeks some of our core members will write recurring blog posts about their life in DARE. This week: Bastiaan Bom Name: Bastiaan Bom Study: MSc Embedded Systems Function: External […]
The Liquid Propulsion Team is working hard on the first DARE flight version of a liquid propelled rocket engine. This rocket engine, the Deimos F, is almost ready for testing. In this blog post the design and some of its subsystems are discussed. Overall design The rocket engine will be a bi-propellant liquid engine. […]
Introduction Three beautifully crafted parts were made by GBS Gearbox Services International (Schaaf- en Boorwerk Rotterdam B.V.); a brand new set of three AL 7075-T6 clamp band rings and an AL 6082-T6 fairing. These are crucial structural components for the Stratos II rocket and thus the highest degree of accuracy and finishing are required. Clamp band […]