Category: Advanced Control Team

Aether: Roll-out of our First Actively-Stabilised Supersonic Rocket!

On the 6th of March 2017, the Aether team met the public eye as their blood, sweat and tears invested in their actively stabilised supersonic rocket is presented by Nick van den Dungen. The event itself took place at the Aula on TU Delft campus grounds. The attendees ranged from investors, to interested members within…
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Project Aether kickoff: The launch site is set!

After the launch of Stratos II+, several members of DARE were looking into the possibility of designing and building a rocket that could be used as a technology demonstrator for future project Stratos missions. The project was created and called project Aether. With the holidays around the corner, the team behind the project is working…
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Advanced Control Team Launch September 2016

On Friday 23-09-2016 DARE performed a second successful flight with the V7S. The first flight of this rocket was in May 2016 and you can read the article on that launch here. The objective in May was to use the steerable fins (canards) on top of the rocket to keep the roll rate at zero…
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Sponsoring Lens R&D

On Tuesday 12-07-2016 DARE and Lens R&D signed a sponsoring contract, about the usage of a sun sensor for the DARE Advanced Control Team. Lens R&D, located at the ESA Business Incubation Center (BIC) in Noordwijk, focuses on the development of highly reliable sensors and systems that can be produced cost-effectively in larger quantities. Their…
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ACT Launch May 2016

On Friday 20th of May 2016 DARE wrote history when the Advanced Control Team (ACT) successfully launched the first actively stabilized rocket of the society! The objective of the launch was to control the rolling motion of the rocket, and therefore performing a complete integrated flight test of the V7S rocket, which includes testing of the hardware, flight control software,…
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ACT Launch Attempt in Denmark

During the weekend the Advanced Control Team (ACT) went to Denmark to launch a roll controlled version of the Cansat V7 rocket. This rocket has been developed for around 2 years and aimed to demonstrate roll control of a sounding rocket. In order to fly this actively stabilized rocket, the first ever within DARE, the…
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DARE’s first actively stabilized launch

In the first weekend of April 2016, DARE will write history when they will launch the first actively stabilized rocket of the society. The Advanced Control Team (ACT) started in September 2013 during the the minor 2013/14, requested by DARE, when 12 engineering students modified an existing DARE rocket and equipped it with a Stability…
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Simulation Friday

One of the first questions people will ask when you tell you’re planning to launch a rocket is: “But where does it land?”. If you are flying to a few hundreds of meters altitude this question may be easy to answer using some simple calculus. When you however start to mix in supersonic speeds, weather…
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Windtunnel tests of Advanced Control Team

On the 25th and 26th of August, the DARE Advanced Control Team (ACT) performed an unique windtunnel experiment with the first actively stabilized rocket of DARE. After 12 months of research and development the V7S rocket, which is a modified version of the CanSat Launcher V7, was tested at the Low Turbulence Tunnel of the…
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