Today the solid propulsion group performed a second successful pressurized propellant test. The aim of this test is to determine crucial performance parameters of the Alan-5 propellant in order to be able to design a motor around it and to get it UN-certified. After the propellant is certified, it will be possible to produce it […]
The last couple of weeks, production on the ‘Concept Launcher‘ has finished. The Concept Launcher is developed as an operational test vehicle for the Stratos II Capsule. It will enable in-flight tests of different critical subsystems, like the ‘clamp-band’ separation system, the innovative recovery system and the complex flight computer. The Concept launcher will improve our knowledge of the capsule and […]
News from the Capsule Team: The last couple of weeks production of the concept launcher has commenced. At the moment a lot is being done: the electronics have been done this summer, the separation mechanism is being produced as we speak, important parts for the motor module have been produced last week. Just this afternoon […]
The summer holiday and the exams are finally behind us and before us await new challenges. But first some good news. Last week we had a successful ignition of the 2″inch propellant test assembly. The data will be analysed in the coming days. This successful test brings us one step closer to the development of […]
Just before the summer holiday Robin Kearey graduated. Robin is one of the electronics experts and known to be a walking electronics component encyclopaedia and soldering “koning”. We congratulate Robin with his MSc degree in electronics and wish him the best of luck with this new phase of his life. Robin you will be missed.
With the summer holiday arriving we can look back at great start of the project. In the past months we launched the project with a new website, a kickoff and a new animation. Also behind the scenes we made a lot of progress and are getting closer to a design. During the holidays we will […]
Today I finished importing the weblog of the Stratos I project. During the launch campaign we kept a daily weblog of the launch campaign. Now that it is finally imported, take a look at it! I also added a page with general information about the Stratos I rocket. More technical information will probably come in […]
Today DARE held a kick off event for Stratos II for the general public in the hall of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. During this event the Stratos II team gave presentations to interested people about the project and gave opportunity for people to join the project. A lot of interested people showed up, making […]