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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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Stratos II Actuation Test

On Sunday the 7th of September the Stratos II launch crew conducted a test of the entire actuation system of the Stratos II rocket. This ran through the important systems demonstrating that it can handle the oxidizer as expected.  The test involved filling the rocket with the same equipment as it will be in Spain, and rehearsing and optimising […]

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Dress Rehearsal Stratos II Launch

The dress rehearsal of the Stratos II launch took place on the 28th and 29th of August 2014 inside the Dreamhal Building of the TU Delft. During the rehearsal the electronics team, capsule team and the propulsion team assembled their systems. Moreover, the launch tower set-up and the mounting of the rocket were rehearsed and […]

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Stratos II Main Electronics Stack

Electronics Team One of the sub-teams within the Stratos II project is the electronics team. In the picture below you can see the most advanced device ever developed and built by the DARE electronics team, the Stratos II main electronics stack. This is what years of experience handed down by multiple members and new developments have lead […]

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