Category Archives: News

Bleed Valve Control

Remember from an older blog post of mine where I went through the design process of an electrical-mechanical interface and ended with the futuristic-looking, 3D-printed prototype casing? In the meantime, we have been able to design, produce and test the printed circuit board (PCB) that goes on top of it: the bleed valve controller! After […]

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Stratos III Recovery System

Touch down! After the ascent phase, the Stratos III nosecone will have to be recovered. The recovery is important as flight data and payloads are stored in the nosecone. Without a successful recovery, it could be difficult to validate the record. In some previous updates we have shown several parachutes and multiple parachute deployment device […]

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The fourth wind tunnel campaign

On the 18th and 19th of December, the DARE recovery team performed the fourth wind tunnel campaign. The experiments, performed in the Open Jet Facility in Delft, were done to test several new parachute designs and to validate the Stratos III recovery system. Besides our own designs we were visited by Mads Stenfatt from Copenhagen […]

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How to order a PCB

Recently we finished the design of the Recovery Printed Circuit Board and, after many reviews and small changes, it was finally ordered. At a Tuesday evening Electronics meeting we said “let’s order it tonight”, expecting it to take maybe an hour max. We still had to run some design rule checks, that’s when Altium checks […]

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Electronics at DARE by Jun – Part II

Designing an electrical-mechanical interface In my previous blogpost I briefly touched upon the electronics that are in the works for our next flagship rocket Stratos III. Stratos III will feature multiple electronic systems made by the electronics department, but of course oftentimes multiple departments work together to design, realize and test a subsystem. So aside […]

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New Electronics Team Member

Engineering is about inspiration, problem solving and building great things. Hi, my name is Amitabh Yadav. I started my masters study in Computer Engineering in September 2017 and I am an electronics engineer at DARE since November 2017. Joining DARE was an utmost agenda for me as soon as I came to Delft. This is […]

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Electronics at DARE by Jun – Part I

My name is Jun and I recently finished my BSc in Electrical Engineering. I joined project Stratos doing Electronics full-time this academic year and in these blogs, I will be writing about my activities in the Electronics department. During my third year I took the Spaceflight minor; this minor really sparked my interest for the […]

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Experience in the Stratos III Team

Hi everyone! My name is Dilan Gecmen and I am a second year master student Applied Mathematics. Besides my studies, I am the Operations Manager at Project Stratos III. Next to being the Operations Manager, I am also a simulations engineer. I will tell you a bit about the history of Stratos to give you […]

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