Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering (DARE) is one of Europe’s most successful and well-established university student rocket societies, with over 140 members and many records to their name. Their ultimate goal? To be the first amateur rocket society to reach the Karman line at 100km altitude, over three times the current altitude record. For two years, Teijin Aramid has been providing material science support in what has become a pioneering and educational collaboration.
A busy year in Delft
“The last 12 months have involved a lot of activity for our team as a whole,” says Jesse Hummel, Team Manager Stratos III. “Not only have we decided on the final design of the rocket, but we’ve also been busy with organizing the logistics that will lead to our launch in Spain, this coming July. As always, it has been great to rely on the support of Teijin Aramid, who have been there to supply us with materials and advice. Together, we’re aiming sky high!”
3,2,1… Launching soon!
“The countdown to launch is underway, and we’re all incredibly excited – it will be the culmination of almost two years of hard work,” says Jesse. “For good or for bad, all our collective effort will be on show for the whole world to see. Nevertheless, I’m super confident in both our design and – of course – the materials we have chosen. Stay tuned for the results!”
Check out what DARE has to do to conquer the skies