My name is Douwe van Willigen and I am an electrical engineer in the electronics team of DARE. By now it is more than four years ago that I joined the team and I’ve gained a lot of experience in designing electronics for rockets over that time. Being part of DARE was a valuable addition […]
Category Archives: Stratos III
On the 20th of July Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering tested its new Hybrid rocket engine: the DHX-4 Phoenix. The DHX-4 Phoenix is a relatively small engine with a thrust of around 1kN. The engine was designed to serve as a test bed for new technologies that can be used in a future Stratos-class engine. Besides […]
One of the key technologies for the upcoming Stratos III launch in summer 2017 will be the lightweight design of the rocket. In order to do this, a composite tank needs to be developed. In cooperation with ALE Delft, Airborne, TU Delft and Nieuwstraten Metaalbewerking the first prototype is being developed.
On the 16th of October 2015, at 16:33 CEST Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering launched Stratos II+ to a record altitude of 21.5 km capturing the European student altitude record. This milestone in the history of DARE happened six months ago today. In the past 6 months a team composed of Stratos II+ veterans and new student […]