The engineering challenges posed by developing rocket systems provide a good ground to contribute to- and learn from the scientific community.  Over the years we have published many papers on several different international conferences such as the International Astronautical Congress and the Joint Propulsion Conference last year in the US.

Not much of this work would have been possible without the support from the staff of the Space Systems Engineering Department at the TU Delft. We would specifically like to thank Ir. B.T.C. Zandbergen and Dr. A. Cervone.

Hybrid Propulsion

P. van den Berg, F. Barreiro, C. Klop, D. van Strydonck and S. Koehler (2018). Development of a 25kN Hybrid Rocket Engine for the Stratos III Sounding Rocket. International Astronautical Congress 2018.

T. Knop et al. (2015). Failure Mode Investigation of a Sorbital-based Hybrid Rocket Flight Motor for the Stratos II Sounding Rocket51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference.

J. Wink et al. (2014). Test Campaign on a 10 kN Class Sorbitol-Based Hybrid Rocket Motor for the Stratos II Sounding RocketSpace Propulsion Conference 2014.

A. Cervone and A. Fraters (2014). Combustion Instabilities and Spontaneous Engine Operation Shifting in a High Mass Flux N2O-PMMA Hybrid Rocket EngineESA Space Propulsion 2014 Conference. 

T. Knop et al. (2013). Sorbitol-Based Hybrid Fuel Studies with Nitrous Oxide for the Stratos II Sounding Rocket49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference.

A. Fraters et al. (2011). Development of a Hybrid Rocket Engine for the Stratos II RocketInternational Astronautical Congress.

S. Engelen, H. Olthof and L. Souverein (2008). Evaluating the Satine-T1 Hybrid Rocket Engine. International Astronautical Congress 2008.

S. Engelen, H. Olthof, L. Souverein and M. UItendaal (2007). Development of the Satine-T1 Hybrid Rocket Engine. International Astronautical Congress 2007. 

Solid Propulsion

H. Olthof, O. Motsyk and E. Jansen (2010). Development of a Solid Rocket Propellant To Accomplish the Goal of Reaching Space by a Student-Built Rocket. International Astronautical Congress 2010.

Liquid Propulsion

R. Hermsen and B. Zandbergen (2017). Pressurization system for a cryogenic propellant tank in a pressure-fed high-altitude rocketEUCASS 2017.

R. Hermsen et al. (2016). Cryogenic Rocket Engine Development at Delft Aerospace Rocket EngineeringESA Space Propulsion 2016 Conference.

A. Cervone, B. Buyens, J. Heldens and E. Slachter (2014). Experimental Investigation of the Combustion Characteristics of an Ethane-Nitrous Oxide Bi-Propellant Rocket Engine. ESA Space Propulsion 2014 Conference.

S. Engelen, P. Batenburg and L. Souverein (2008). The Deimos III Engine ConceptInternational Astronautical Congress 2008.

M. Mostert, B. Zandbergen and S. Engelen (2008). Preliminary Design and Development of a Moderate Thrust Liquid Oxygen/Methane Rocket Thruster. 5th International Spacecraft Propulsion Conference 2008. 

S. Engelen, L. Souverein and D. Twigt (2005). Deimos Methane/Oxygen Rocket Engine Test Results. International Astronautical Congress 2005.

L. Souverein, D. Twigt and S. Engelen (2004). Amateur Gas-Propelled Rocket Engine Development and Advanced Rocket Design. International Astronautical Congress 2004. 

Recovery Systems

L. Pepermans et al. (2018). Flight Simulations of the Stratos III Parachute Recovery System. International Astronautical Congress 2018. 

L. Pepermans, M. Rozemeijer, E. Menting, N. Suard and S. Khurana (2018). Systematic Design of a Parachute Recovery System for the Stratos III Student Built Sounding Rocket2018 Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference. 

Trajectory & Simulations

F. Lindemann, A. de Windt and N. Sirons (2018). Experimental Flight Data Analysis of the Stratos II+ Sounding Rocket. International Astronautical Congress 2018.