In this blog we would like to focus on the people within our society, getting their hands dirty on actual rocket science. Today we introduce Simon Verkleij! Hi, my name is Simon Verkleij and I am the Chief Electronics of Stratos IV. To make the electronics systems in the rocket and on the ground, we […]
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As you all know, our Stratos III rocket was launched this summer to break the European altitude record for students. Unfortunately the flight ended prematurely at an altitude of around ten kilometers. In this blogpost I would like to take a closer look at the Stratos III rocket and see how it compares to the […]
Just like your car, a rocket needs a way to get its engine started and for project Stratos we made our own ignition system! A successful igniter must be small enough to fit inside the rocket engine, energetic enough to ensure a reliable start and without any components that could damage the rest of the […]
When flying to high altitudes one needs a recovery system that can handle these altitudes and corresponding velocities. Not only does this system need to be able to withstand the high loads of the recovery, it also has to withstand the high dynamic pressures and temperatures.
Exactly one year ago, on the 16th October 2015 at 16:32:48 CEST Stratos II+ left the launch tower aiming to break the European student altitude record. After a flight time of 76 seconds the rocket reached an apogee of 21,457 meters, an altitude almost twice as high as the record breaking Stratos I rocket. After […]
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.