Category Archives: Stratos II capsule

Upcoming hardware tests for Stratos II+ in cooperation with TNO

With the redesign work of Stratos II+ nearly finished, the propulsion and capsule teams are working hard to prepare two upcoming test campaigns. Both teams will conduct their test at the facilities of TNO, the leading Dutch organization in the field of applied physics research. The capsule team will start the test phase with vibration […]

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Launch Campaign Stratos II Day 7

Last night has been a very stressful night for the engineers of Stratos II. The capsule team stayed up until 4:00 in the morning to perform final integration of the electronics inside the capsule section. Luckily the other engineers who did have a good night sleep made a delicious breakfast to start the day well. […]

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Launch Campaign Stratos II Day 6

With only one day left until the launch, today was supposed to be a very stressful day. After a tasty breakfast with bacon and eggs, the team started very early this morning to get all the subsystems ready for integration into the rocket. However, at about 10:00 (CEST) the management of the Stratos II project decided to have […]

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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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