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Launch T – 5 Days

Today was the first dress rehearsal at the launch site, El Arensillo! This a major milestone before the launch next Friday. The primary purpose of the dress rehearsal is to review procedures and find any problems in advance so that they can be solved before the actual launch attempt. While we have practiced these procedures […]

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Launch T – 6 Days

Today the focus of the blog post will be on the flight termination system (FTS) of the Stratos III rocket. We decided to tell you more about this component as just today we found out the delivery of FTS is delayed which significantly influences our plans for the launch. We initially planned to launch the […]

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Launch T – 7 Days

Today we assembled the flight separation system and the recovery system. This means two key systems have been delivered for flight and our team is that much closer to being ready for the launch. The separation system is a relatively small part of the rocket however, throughout the year it turned to be a significant headache. […]

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Launch T – 8 days

The launch is getting near, and almost everybody has arrived at the launch site in Spain. Some of the team have been at the launch site for over a week now, and we are making serious progress. The final assembly of the rocket started today, in order to be ready for the dress rehearsal tomorrow. […]

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The navigation of Stratos III

Project Stratos began as a way for students to break boundaries and eventually reach space. This July Stratos III will launch from Spain, having as a main objective to break the European amateur rocketry altitude record. Breaking this altitude record means that DARE will be a step closer to reaching space with a rocket designed […]

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How to rehearse a rocket launch

On the 26th of May 2018, the second dress rehearsal of Stratos III took place. Dress rehearsals are intended to simulate the actual launch of the rocket as closely as possible without actually launching anything. To this end, the rocket was assembled and placed on the launch tower for the first time and the team […]

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