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Installation Members of Merit

The society Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering could not exist without her active members. Yesterday, on the General Members Assembly, we officially recognized Maneesh Kumar Verma and Tobias Knop as our Members of Merit. Tobias has been honoured with this distinction for his contributions to the hybrid rocket engine development in DARE. As Team Leader of…
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Update on the Small Rocket Project

Every year Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering organizes the Small Rocket Project (SRP). This program is tailored around first year students, and teaches them the basics of rocketry. Within the four month multidisciplinary project, the teams go through an end-to-end design, eventually resulting in the launch of their rocket in May. All rockets carry a raw…
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CanSat Launchday 2019

The 29th of March marked the first DARE launch day of the calendar year in the Netherlands. At the sunny heather of ASK ‘t Harde in Gelderland, six rockets were planned to launch, as well as a static test of the Icarus solid rocket motor. To start the launch day, the DSX Icarus solid rocket…
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Rocket Recovery

Stratos IV is being designed to break records and reach space. To see how successful the mission was after its launch, the flight data needs to be saved and recovered. With this flight data, future Stratos missions can be developed to reach higher goals each time by learning from past experiences – therefore, the recovery…
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Composite Manufacturing

Over the last few months the structures department of Stratos IV have been finalizing all the designs and iterations. The production has started and the first few tests of some systems have already taken place. We started 2019 with the biggest parts of the rocket, the oxidizer tanks. These aluminum carbon overwrapped tanks were first…
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CanSat Lanceerdagen Maart 2019

Op 29 maart, hebben studenten van de Technische Universiteit in Delft twee zelfgebouwde raketten gelanceerd, de CanSat V7, voor de Nederlandse CanSat competitie. De voertuigen zijn gelanceerd vanuit ASK ‘t Harde in Gelderland, in samenwerking met NEMO, ESERO en Defensie. De eerste lancering met zes satellieten gebouwd door middelbare scholieren ging volgens het boekje en…
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Multistage Rocketry

Launching in May of this year will be the DAREdevil rocket, a new project aimed at developing and flight-testing technologies for future Stratos missions. The first iteration of the rocket, developed by our team of 11 students, will test three important new technologies: rocket staging, in-flight ignition and a fairing separation of the nosecone. Amidst…
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Supersonic Speed Estimation

When flying a rocket, it is very important to know the velocity of the vehicle throughout the flight phase. Unlike measuring speed on a bike or a car, a rocket moves very quickly through the atmosphere, making a proper speed estimation a challenge. Despite, our structures department managed to develop a supersonic pitot tube, which…
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Successful Single Grain Icarus Tests

On the October DARE test day, the solid propulsion team had the first successful tests of the DXS (DARE eXperimental Solid) Icarus engine development. The DXS Icarus engine was designed for implementation in Project Aether, one of DARE’s flagship projects. Aether is one of our research vehicles, designed to reach supersonic speeds whilst only flying…
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Third Anniversary Stratos II+

Today marks the third anniversary of the successful launch of our Stratos II+ rocket. On October 16th 2015 Stratos II+ flew to an altitude on 21.5 km, thereby breaking the European altitude record for student rockets. This achievement was the culmination of many new technical innovations and operational successes which are still with us today.…
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