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Technical Blog: Launch Safety (part two)

A rocket, more so than other vehicles, is subject to extensive safety requirements and procedures. In part two of this technical blogpost we will discuss how safety considerations determine the countdown and flight of Stratos II. A certain trajectory Stratos II is an unmanned vehicle, as such it could just deploy its parachute on a […]

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Technical Blog: Stratos II Simulation

Rockets need space, not only for flying but also for landing. For small rockets this is not a big problem as a common field is sufficient to accommodate an area large enough. However, for launching a rocket at the scale of Stratos II finding a field big enough becomes a big deal. El Arenosilio provides a predefined […]

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Technical Blog: Launch Safety (part one)

A rocket, more so than other vehicles, is part of elaborate safety requirements and procedures. In part one of this blogpost we will discuss how safety considerations determine the lay-out of the Stratos II rocket and ground equipment. Pre-launch phases Since Stratos II is a hybrid rocket that will only be loaded with oxidizer when […]

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Conclusion Active Control Minor 2013-2014

On Friday 10th of January, the DARE Minor 2013/14 proudly presented DARE’s first actively stabilized rocket. This year’s project, “design, construction and testing of a Stability Augmentation System (SAS) for a sounding rocket” culminated with the successful development of the V7S rocket, a modified version of the original CanSat Launcher V7 which now mounts a […]

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