Stratos II kickoff great success

Today DARE held a kick off event for Stratos II for the general public in the hall of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. During this event the Stratos II team gave presentations to interested people about the project and gave opportunity for people to join the project. A lot of interested people showed up, making…
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Stratos II project Kick-off

Interested? Want to join the project? Come visit us during the lunch on Tuesday the 8th of June, in the entrance hall of the EWI building.

Stratos II is recruiting

To make this project a success we are looking for people to enrich our team. If you think you are an asset for the team do not hesitate to send a short motivation letter and CV to

SRP launch day

Last week did not see much activity for Stratos: most of DARE was focussed on the launch day for the SRP project. The launch day was very successful, with five proper flights. In addition Michel and Leon mentioned in an earlier post were there as well to see the current launch tower in action and…
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Stratos II website launched!

A new project deserves a new website. On 3 May 2010 DARE launched a new website for the Stratos II project. Throughout the Stratos II project this website will serve as the primary means of communication about the project. We are currently working on getting content into this website and you should expect more very…
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Daily update

This week started with a visit to mechanical engineering of the Haagse Hogeschool (HBO). Frank and Arjan met Leon and Michel who will redesign the launch tower. These guys are so enthousiastic that they will also join us on the 6th and 7th may launch days The most important event this week was the Kooy…
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Picking up the pieces

This article was originally published in the TU Delta and written by Olga Motsyk. Ever wonder what would happen if you launched your computer to an altitude of 12,5 kilometres, then impacted it with the ground at a speed of 230 meters per second, then left it in thawing snow and dirt for half a…
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DARE given place on the wall of fame

On Tuesday afternoon, DARE was given a place on the wall of fame of the faculty of Aerospace Engineering for its accomplishment with the Stratos project. Disguised as a post flight meeting, the Stratos team members were invited to the faculty, where they found out that the “post flight meeting” was actually a celebration for…
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Day after

After the success of yesterday most people of Stratos team flew back to the Netherlands. Mark, Hein and Eric cleaned up the last traces of our visit to Esrange and will visit the Northern Cape and then drive back to Holland. Today new pictures and videos were send to us and are now available on…
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Stratos breaks European altitude record

The Stratos rocket was succesfully launched today at 11:28 CET from Esrange Space Center reaching an altitude of 12.55 kilometers, thereby breaking the European altitude record for amateur experimental rockets! Esrange Space Center has confirmed the altitude. This morning we woke up early to start the final preparations for the launch. At 8:30 it was…
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