Category: Stratos III

CanSat launch day 2018

The first launch day of the year was reserved for the CanSat competition which was held on March 28th 2018. This was done in collaboration with NEMO, just like last year. During this day, a total of 10 high school teams launched their small satellites. The high school students had been working very hard on…
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Presenting: The Stratos III design

Our biggest yet. On the fortunately warm summer day of Wednesday the 24th of May at 16:00, Project Stratos unveiled their new design for DARE’s next successor to their previous record-breaking rocket, StratosII+. To start off the event, the after-movie of the StratosII+ launch campaign depicted the pure excitement and childlike curiosity in the members…
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Not just another (preliminary) design review

My name is Douwe van Willigen and I am an electrical engineer in the electronics team of DARE. By now it is more than four years ago that I joined the team and I’ve gained a lot of experience in designing electronics for rockets over that time. Being part of DARE was a valuable addition…
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Successful test for the Hybrid propulsion team!

On the 20th of July Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering tested its new Hybrid rocket engine: the DHX-4 Phoenix. The DHX-4 Phoenix is a relatively small engine with a thrust of around 1kN. The engine was designed to serve as a test bed for new technologies that can be used in a future Stratos-class engine. Besides…
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Stratos III: Composite Tank Prototype

One of the key technologies for the upcoming Stratos III launch in summer 2017 will be the lightweight design of the rocket. In order to do this, a composite tank needs to be developed. In cooperation with ALE Delft, Airborne, TU Delft and Nieuwstraten Metaalbewerking the first prototype is being developed.

Stratos II+ data analysis and first glimpse of Stratos III

On the 16th of October 2015, at 16:33 CEST Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering launched Stratos II+ to a record altitude of 21.5 km capturing the European student altitude record. This milestone in the history of DARE happened six months ago today. In the past 6 months a team composed of Stratos II+ veterans and new student…
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