DARE: Engine Testing and Recent Happenings

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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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DARE | DHX-400 ‘Nimbus’ Hybrid Rocket Test 9

Video Caption: A student society that builds a record-breaking hybrid rocket engine powerful enough to lift an SUV? Check out the ninth engine test video. Unfortunately, 12 seconds into the burn an engine failure occurred.

Currently, it is believed the failure was caused due to an injector failure. It is hypothesised that the injector overheated due to an instability causing an increase in Oxidiser mass flow, which led to the chamber wall overheating and finally failing. A low and high-frequency oscillation event has been seen in the data and research to minimise these oscillations is being conducted. Our engineers are working hard on a forensic analysis to discover the cause and find a solution.

Due to our thorough safety procedures, no personnel were here harmed, however, one pumpkin was never seen again.