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Stratos on national television

Tuesday we were called by RTL4 editionNL if we could comment on the mysterious rocket launch for the coast of California. We told them that, although it looked like a rocket launch it probably was  just condense trail from a plane . A few hours after the interview was shown on television, the pentagon stated […]

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Stratos on Hoe?Zo!

In October DARE was contacted by a Dutch national radio show on Radio5. In their item ‘Chain Question’, persons from the scientific community answer questions posed by previous speakers. From our team Frank answered a question on launching rockets from under planes. Hoe?Zo! kettingvraag ‘Raketje lanceren’

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IAC-2010 and Solid Propulsion update

Three weeks ago several members of the Solid Propulsion team were at the 61st IAC in Prague, where we presented the development of the Alan-5 propellant, including the theoretical phases and the latest pressure test results. The presentation was very well received by the audience and a lot of supportive and inspirational messages were addressed […]

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Solid Propellant testing

Today the solid propulsion group performed a second successful pressurized propellant test. The aim of this test is to determine crucial performance parameters of the Alan-5 propellant in order to be able to design a motor around it and to get it UN-certified. After the propellant is certified, it will be possible to produce it […]

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Concept Launcher finished

The last couple of weeks, production on the ‘Concept Launcher‘ has finished. The Concept Launcher is developed as an operational test vehicle for the Stratos II Capsule. It will enable in-flight tests of different critical subsystems, like the ‘clamp-band’ separation system, the innovative recovery system and the complex flight computer. The Concept launcher will improve our knowledge of the capsule and […]

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A new year with new challenges

The summer holiday and the exams are finally behind us and before us await new challenges. But first some good news. Last week we had a successful ignition of the 2″inch propellant test assembly. The data will be analysed in the coming days. This successful test brings us one step closer to the development of […]

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