Author Archives: Nick van den Dungen

GBS Workshop “Design for Manufacturing”

On Friday 2nd December 2016, a group of 14 enthusiastic DARE engineers went to Gearbox Services International (GBS), to take a workshop in “Designing for Manufacturing”. GBS, a company specialized in fixing gearboxes for multiple maritime and industrial machines, helped the Stratos II+ project with the manufacturing of the parachute clamp-band-system. For project Aether, GBS […]

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Sponsoring Lens R&D

On Tuesday 12-07-2016 DARE and Lens R&D signed a sponsoring contract, about the usage of a sun sensor for the DARE Advanced Control Team. Lens R&D, located at the ESA Business Incubation Center (BIC) in Noordwijk, focuses on the development of highly reliable sensors and systems that can be produced cost-effectively in larger quantities. Their […]

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ACT Launch May 2016

On Friday 20th of May 2016 DARE wrote history when the Advanced Control Team (ACT) successfully launched the first actively stabilized rocket of the society! The objective of the launch was to control the rolling motion of the rocket, and therefore performing a complete integrated flight test of the V7S rocket, which includes testing of the hardware, flight control software, […]

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DARE’s first actively stabilized launch

In the first weekend of April 2016, DARE will write history when they will launch the first actively stabilized rocket of the society. The Advanced Control Team (ACT) started in September 2013 during the DARE Minor, when 12 engineering students modified an existing DARE rocket and equipped it with a Stability Augmentation System (SAS), which […]

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The ACT payload: The XSENS MTI-100 IMU

During the record breaking launch of the Stratos II+ rocket last October, a special payload flew on-board of the rocket. This payload proved to be very valuable for future developments within DARE especially in the field of trajectory stabilization, which is critical in our endeavor of reaching space.   Within DARE, the Advanced Control Team (ACT) […]

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Advanced Control Team Launch June 2015

My name is Marco Geurtsen, and I am an Electrical Engineer of the Advanced Control Team. On Friday the 5th of June, the Advanced Control Team successfully performed a second launch with a CanSat V7 to test the sensors of DARE’s first actively stabilized rocket, the V7S. Objective The Advanced Control Team is developing an […]

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