After I made the pressure sensor, it was time for me to work on the big picture of the Stratos III electronics. See, the pressure sensor was a nice little project to get a beginner started with the tools we use; but most of the work lies in the more complex parts of the rocket […]
The ACT has used the same electronics and the same software in all the test launches so far. The first two times the software did what it was supposed to do, but, as we explained in the previous blogpost, due to the physical configuration of the rocket, the roll could not be controlled. On the […]
Last post I only talked about the Small Rocket Project, which is now officially closed. The after movie can be seen here. What I didn’t tell you last time, is that I joined the Electronics Team of DARE already! That means I am now working on Stratos III, the next flagship rocket from DARE.
It’s been a few months since I did my last post, and a lot has happened since then regarding the Small Rocket Project (SRP). Most importantly: We launched our rocket! Last week we worked through a few nights to get the rocket finished just in time. We travelled together to ASK ‘t Harde where we […]
On the road to Thrust Vectoring On June 2, the hybrid propulsion team performed three tests with an updated design of the DHX-4 `Phoenix’. Two designs aimed at a longer burn time, so that the engine could be considered for the Thrust Vectoring Minor 2017. A third concept continued on the old design philosophy with […]
Our biggest yet. On the fortunately warm summer day of Wednesday the 24th of May at 16:00, Project Stratos unveiled their new design for DARE’s next successor to their previous record-breaking rocket, StratosII+. To start off the event, the after-movie of the StratosII+ launch campaign depicted the pure excitement and childlike curiosity in the members […]
When flying to high altitudes one needs a recovery system that can handle these altitudes and corresponding velocities. Not only does this system need to be able to withstand the high loads of the recovery, it also has to withstand the high dynamic pressures and temperatures.
It has been a while, but on January 3rd, 2017 the recovery team, with help of other DARE members, found themselves back in the Open Jet Facility (OJF) to test several new parachutes again. In the week before the holiday, as well as on the holiday itself, people had worked hard to complete all the […]
Based on the outcome of the propulsion test of Friday 31-03-2017, Aether has decided that, given the current state of the project, a successful launch within one month in Poland is infeasible. After the instant disintegration of the engine during the last test, the solid rocket propulsion team has decided to reconsider the current engine […]