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ATG Europe announces new partnership with DARE’s Project Sparrow

Mar 11, 2021

ATG Europe and the Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering (DARE) are announcing a collaboration to support student-generated innovation through the foundation ‘Stitching students to Space’ on Project Sparrow. 

​​An initiative of the student rocketry society fully run by a team of students with 16 of them working on the project full-time, 21 as part-time engineers and 1 intern. Their only focus is to Design, build and test a thrust-vectoring rocket engine. Our common mission: impact for a better society. 

Project’s Sparrow’s engine, Firebolt, surpass the hybrid-fueled Nimbus engine currently used in DARE’s first generation Stratos IV rocket. It will be powering the next generation of DARE’s high-performance rockets, and this time to newer heights.

Home to the top education and research as the oldest and largest technical university in the Netherlands. Delft University of Technology hosts more than 25,000 students and 6,000 employees whose common fascination aims towards science, design, and technology. Which is why this unique partnership aims to support student-driven innovation, opening new possibilities for DARE to continue its effort in building rockets, and eventually enabling them to become the first student organization to send a rocket into orbit around Earth. 

There is nothing physical yet, and just like all great projects. They take time, so stay tuned for updates and make sure to follow DARE on their social media and official website here.

ABOUT PROJECT SPARROW: Project Sparrow is the project name under which advanced rocket engine development is performed by SStS. Project Sparrow is an initiative of the student rocketry society Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering (“DARE”). 

ABOUT ATG EUROPE: ATG Europe prides itself in employing Europe’s brightest minds, and for the last 50 years we have been a key player in delivering engineering services, solution, and technologies to the European space sector. 



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