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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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Stratos IV Launch Rescheduled

In any space project there comes a point to make a decision on whether or not to commit to launching at the planned date. Over the recent weeks, the Stratos IV core team has assessed the feasibility of launching Stratos IV this August. Over the past nine months, we have made huge leaps and strides…
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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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The Stratos IV Simulations Team

In the 18 years of DARE history, there has not been a serious injury. In case of static tests (such as an engine test), this feat can largely be credited to the responsible design and operation of our young engineers, as well as the watchful supervision of our safety officers. When it comes to launches…
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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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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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