Category Archives: Stratos III

Technical Overview

Stratos III is a 8.2 meters high hybrid sounding rocket, aiming to break the European altitude record for student rocketry. Its 380 kNs engine propels the light-weight composite structure including scientific payloads during ascent, while the flight computer provides in-flight telemetry and video downlink. At apogee, the nosecone separates from the tank, and descends safely […]

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The Team

The Core Team Management The Chiefs The Departments Propulsion F. Barreiro P. van den Berg J. Gauger K. Guimares D. van Heteren J. Hummel A. Karagiannis K. de Kievit C. Klop B. Krijnen C. van Lierop T. Mason A. Plonczak A. Smit D. van Strydonck N. Wildemans Simulation V. Ávila G. Calabuig D. Gecmen J. […]

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Stratos III

Introduction Recently, our record was broken by Hybrid Engine Development from Stuttgart, Germany, setting it to 32.3km. Consequently, DARE decided to combine the knowledge that was gained during the Stratos I and Stratos II/II+ projects to develop Stratos III, which was be designed to go well beyond that boundary. The mission statement was to improve […]

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Launch T-1 Day

Pressure is rising with only 24 hours to go before the first launch attempt. Today we checked out all our electronic systems for interference by means of an electromagnetic compatibility test. This in simple terms is just turning all your transmitting and receiving systems on and verifying if they all still work. Other than checking […]

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Launch T-2 Days (Hold Day 3)

Today, exactly 49 years after the historic moon landing of Apollo 11, we successfully performed our first full dress rehearsal in Spain together with INTA. Early in the morning, we placed the rocket on the cart and transported it to the pad. Our photographer Jurriaan Brobbel made an amazing group picture of us, the INTA […]

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