DARE Test Composite Chamber Stratos IV Engine

The test was the first for the carbon fibre chamber, saving much-needed weight will enable Stratos IV to fly even higher!

Stratos III In-Flight Failure Investigation Paper

Students from Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering recently presented their failure investigation paper into the anomaly that occurred during their Stratos III rocket launch last year at the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) conference this year.

The rocket experienced an inertial roll coupling before disintegrating in flight at Mach 3 and 10km in altitude. Rather than explain it all here, click the paper below!!

(Good to see student teams carrying out a thorough analysis and sharing it, I wish more would be open and sharing)

DARE: Radiation Heat Transfer in a Rocket Nozzle

Video Caption: Test 20 of the DHX-400 ‘Nimbus’ hybrid rocket engine, for the Stratos IV project, demonstrating the successful use of a 3D printed titanium composite nozzle structure, with a graphite insert. Find the full test footage at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng8iX….

Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering is one of the largest and most advanced student rocketry teams in the world. As a Dreamteam of Delft University of Technology, we aim at providing students with a hands-on experience that is unique in this world. Next to our Stratos and Aether flagship projects, the DARE conducts fundamental research in all fields of sounding rocketry, such as propulsion, recovery, control, structural design and recovery.

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DARE: DHX-400 Nimbus Test 20

The Nitrous oxide hybrid rocket engine will power the team’s Stratos IV rocket to over 100km, launching from South Africa in 2020.

Video Caption: The 20th test of the DHX-400 ‘Nimbus hybrid rocket engine. This is the first full-burn (38 seconds) test of the motor featuring in the configuration with a titanium composite nozzle!

Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering is one of the largest and most advanced student rocketry teams in the world. As a Dreamteam of Delft University of Technology, we aim at providing students with a hands-on experience that is unique in this world. Next to our Stratos and Aether flagship projects, the DARE conducts fundamental research in all fields of sounding rocketry, such as propulsion, recovery, control, structural design and recovery.

DARE: Stratos IV Unveil

The 278 mm diameter, 8.286 m long nitrous oxide hybrid rocket is expected to fly to over 100 km in altitude when launched in the Summer of 2020.

Producing 26 kN of peak thrust and burning for 38 seconds, the team hope to not only beat the current European altitude record but also become the first European student team to reach space.

Check out the unveil below and click here for more info on the rocket and project.

Video Caption: Over 60 students have worked for a year on DARE’s most ambitious project as of yet: Stratos IV. A student-built rocket that will reach space in the summer of 2020.

Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering is one of the largest and most advanced student rocketry teams in the world. As a Dreamteam of Delft University of Technology, we aim at providing students with a hands-on experience that is unique in this world. Next to our Stratos and Aether flagship projects, the DARE conducts fundamental research in all fields of sounding rocketry, such as propulsion, recovery, control, structural design and recovery.

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Stratos IV Launch Delay

As per the below post, the team has decided to reschedule the launch to Summer 2020. Stratos IV is expected to reach the Karman line, they have some fierce competition launching this year so we will have to see how it pans out for that first place!

Stratos IV Design Presentation

I posted earlier that DARE unveiled their new Stratos IV rocket, well watch the official design presentation, what is new and what has changed from Stratos III? Watch below!

Video Caption: A re-recording of the Stratos IV design reveal presentation, the rocket aiming for space in August 2019. Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering is a student-team of Delft University of Technology and one of the largest and most advanced student rocketry teams in the world.

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