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: Engine Testing and Recent Happenings

The team has also released a newsletter covering what they have been up to recently. Download it here to find out!!

Video Caption: Test 16 of the DHX-400 ‘Nimbus’ hybrid rocket motor for the Stratos IV student built sounding rocket.

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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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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DARE – Spark Torch Igniter Testing

Seems I have not been the only one burning out spark plugs and having failed ignition! (My last series of testing was a headbanger because of this!)

Video Caption: A student society that builds a record-breaking hybrid rocket engine powerful enough to lift an SUV? The Cryogenic Propulsion Team recently tested their spark torch igniter for the second time. Watch the video to check it out!

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