Category: Solid Six

MSc Thesis on KNO3-Sugar propellants

For his Master of Science (MSc) Thesis of Delft University of Technology, on of our senior members Martin Olde conducted research on KNO3-sugar based propellants. These propellants, also known as rocket candy, form a group of simple, cheap and safe solid propellants that are used extensively in student and amateur rocketry communities. One of the…
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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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Solid Six Propulsion Test September 2016

On the 23rd of September 2016, the Solid Rocket Propulsion Team performed an engine test during the DARE launch day at ASK ‘t Harde. This was the second motor test in the test campaign of the DXS Asimov Engine, which is currently being designed as the propulsion system of Project Aether.  The objective of the…
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