Tag: Stratos IV

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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Roll Control System Stratos IV

After the flight of the Stratos III sounding rocket, a team was instated to investigate the cause of the anomaly that occurred. After a thorough investigation, the team concluded that the rocket suffered from a phenomenon called inertial roll coupling. This coupling is inherent to all flying vehicles with a slender profile, such as sounding…
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