Author Archives: Bastiaan Bom

Stratos III: Composite Tank Prototype

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.

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Capsule components by GBS Gearbox Services International

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 […]

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