Category: Capsule & Recovery

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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New parachute designs tested in TU Delft OJF

On October 20th, the Capsule and Recovery team spend 14 hours in the Open Jet Facility (OJF) of the TU Delft. The aim for the team was to get a more thorough understanding of the stability of cross-shaped parachutes and the shock loads that occur during deployment. To test this, the team worked tirelessly in…
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New recovery systems tested by Capsule and Recovery

On the 23th of September, the Capsule and Recovery team launched a modified CanSat rocket, called the V7M, to test multiple new systems for Aether. During this launch day, almost every aspect of project Aether was tested, including the engine, active stabilisation system and the recovery system. The Capsule and Recovery team handled one of…
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