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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DARE Unveil Stratos IV

I am a little late to this, but the student team from TU Delft have recently unveiled their new Stratos IV rocket. Stratos III, which launched last year to break the European amateur and student altitude record was lost 20 seconds into flight due to a roll-pitch coupling. Stratos IV will carry on the legacy of its predecessor and will use essentially the same hybrid rocket motor, but with a titanium nozzle, a nitrous mono-propellant thruster roll control system, longer fins, and a more rigid fuselage. With all this taken into account, the rocket will reach 100 km in altitude and thus space. To do this the team plan to launch from Denel Overberg Test Range in South Africa, this is the same place that UKZN’s sounding rocket launched from.

Stratos IV stats
Length: 8.286 m
Diameter: 0.278 m
Dry mass: 101.6 kg
Propellant mass: 226.1 kg
Peak thrust: 26 kN
Burn time: 38 seconds
ISP: 180 seconds

Stratos III Launch Rescheduled

[Updated again..16/7/2018]

As per the tweet below, rescheduled by two days to July 18th four days to July 20th.

Video Caption: The Stratos III launch campaign has started! Our first launch attempt is on July 18 2018 at 9.35 PM CEST. Live stream will be available at http://dare.tudelft.nl/live-stream/ and on ths channel!

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Instagram Pic of the Week

DHX-400 ‘Nimbus’ Hybrid Rocket Motor Test #7

Video Caption: A student society that builds a record-breaking engine powerful enough to lift an SUV? Check out the seventh engine test video where we successfully tested a 3D printed titanium nozzle!

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DHX-400 ‘Nimbus’ Hybrid Rocket Motor Test #5

The students of Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering have been hard at it, having completed this recent test. The motor is designed to produce a nominal thrust of 15kN and burn for 28sec.

Video Caption: A student society that builds a record-breaking engine powerful enough to lift an SUV? Check out the fifth engine test video and see for yourself the reaction when it fired successfully!

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