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Recent Events

Recently Stratos and DARE has been present at several events. A few of those are described here. Precisiebeurs On the 28th and 29th of November a small delegation consisting of the Head of Operations, Technical Manager and the Head of Public Relations represented Project Stratos on the yearly Precisie Beurs (Precision Fair) in Veldhoven. The precision […]

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Hot fire of liquid fuel engine successful

Last Saturday, members of DARE’s liquid propulsion team have successfully conducted a first series of tests of a liquid fuel rocket engine. Between 1PM and 2PM, two so called hot fire tests were performed of the DEIMOS rocket engine. The DEIMOS rocket engine is fueled using liquid ethane and liquid nitrous oxide. This propellant combination […]

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Stratos II Payload Module

  Function of the capsule The Stratos II team is split up into different teams, each team covering an important part of the Stratos II rocket. One of these technical teams is the Capsule team; they are in charge of designing, building and testing the capsule for the Stratos II rocket. The capsule is the […]

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HYBRID Progress Report

HYBRID Progress Report Tobias Knop, Stefan Powell, Ralph Huijsman, Rob Hermsen, Jeroen Wink, Robert Werner, Johnnes Ehlen, Felix Lindemann, Kapeel Samarawickrama.   A BRIEF HISTORY Project DAWN was started by a group of students from the TU Delft in 2010. The initial objective was to investigate the concepts of a hybrid propulsion system. For this […]

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Dawn flight engine successfully launched!

During the long weekend over Ascension Day (17 – 20 may) the hybrid propulsion team (Project Dawn) successfully launched “Morning Star”, the first ever hybrid-propelled rocket within DARE at the Model Rocket Flight Days (RJD 2012) in Roitzschjora, Germany. This technology demonstration flight marks a milestone for project Dawn and was the final step in […]

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Inflight Call with André Kuipers

Tuesday was another successful day for the Stratos Team. The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering organized an inflight call with André Kuipers from the International Space Station. The event was also attended by Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands. The national press covered the story and Frank Engelen, the team leader of Project Stratos […]

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