Launch cancelled

On the last of three launch days in Spain, the rocket motor stalled, forcing the DARE student rocket team to abandon their attempt at a new record. With the Stratos II rocket, which they had designed and built themselves, the TU Delft team aimed to set the record for amateur rockets at a height of 50 kilometres. Unfortunately, the rocket failed to leave the ground. During the last opportunity to launch the rocket, the nitrous-oxide supply valve froze, thus impeding the ignition of the permanent fuel and causing the launch to fail. The students are now preparing for a new launch opportunity next summer.

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