Launch to excellence


Posted: May 24, 2016
Liftoff of TV-02
On 05-20-2016, T-Minus Engineering B.V. has successfully launched the second test vehicle of the T-Minus DART: TV-02. No anomalies occurred, the dart and payload were recovered quickly and good flight dynamics data were retrieved from the on-board storage. » Read more...
Posted: Jul 15, 2015
Like previous editions, T-Minus Engineering was present at this year’s biannual ESA-PAC symposium on sounding rockets and balloons. This year’s edition took place in Tromsø, Norway. With 200 papers presented on 11 different topics, this 5 day long symposium is the ideal platform for T-Minus to present the T-Minus DART project to the rest of the sounding rocket community, and to exchange ideas for future projects.» Read more...
Posted: Jun 19, 2015
On May 22, 2015, the launch day of this year's Belgian CanSat competition took place. 7 high-school teams worked hard to obtain first place in this motivating educational project. T-Minus provided the launch at the finals of the competition, ejecting the CanSats at an altitude of 1.2 km with our dedicated CanSat launcher. A beautiful sunny day at ASK 't Harde, with two exciting rocket launches.» Read more...
Posted: Sep 23, 2014

On friday, September 19th, the T-Minus DART TV01 test vehicle was launched successfully at a military shooting range in the Netherlands.

The three objectives of this flight test were:

  • To demonstrate the capabilities for fitting small-scale electronic systems in the dart payload;
  • To test separation of booster and dart upon booster burnout;
  • To verify aerodynamic properties (mainly drag ) of the vehicle combination, the DART itself and the spent booster casing.
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    Posted: Apr 15, 2014

    This week, T-Minus Engineering obtained the ESA hand soldering certification (ECSS-Q-70-08). This certifies the electrical engineering skill present at T-Minus Engineering. T-Minus will always invest in the knowledge and skill to be ready for any challenging aerospace task. T-Minus has access to high quality facilities and has experience in designing and building high quality electronic systems for the space industry. We at T-Minus Engineering congratulate our colleague Eric Smit with his certification.

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    Posted: Apr 15, 2014
    On Friday 11 April 2014, T-Minus was present at the SpaceUp Bremen. We would like to thank the organization for the invitation to participate in the industry panel discussion. Collaboration is of key importance in space engineering, and for T-Minus as a new space start-up, it was a good opportunity to share our experience and to connect with others in the space industry. The goal of this SpaceUp is to bring space enthusiasts together, and this worked out very well in the Bremen edition.
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    Posted: Nov 4, 2013

    Since October 14, T-Minus is involved in the InSight project through a secondment at DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt) Bremen. This project is part of NASA’s Discovery program, and aims at deploying a lander on the Martian surface by 2016. The project is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

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    Posted: Nov 3, 2013

    The STERN (STudenten Experimental RaketteN) program by DLR is a programme for university students to build their own experimental rocket and launch it at Esrange in Kiruna, Sweden. As an introduction in this programme a seminar called STERNstunden was initiated by DLR MORABA to elaborate more on the programme and to initiate momentum. T-Minus was invited by DLR to perform a couple of small presentations about rocketry and in particular STRATOS in this seminar.

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    Posted: Nov 1, 2013

    The company T-Minus Engineering now exists for more than two years! This new milestone will be celebrated at our office at YESDelft. Due to time restriction this celebration will take place at a later date in 2014.

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    Posted: Sep 23, 2013

    From the 19th to the 22nd of September, two T-Minus representatives went to York, to give a CanSat workshop for the UK CanSat competition that will be held in March/April 2014.

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    Posted: Jun 10, 2013

    In the week of the 9th to the 14th of June, T-Minus Engineering presents itself at the ESA-PAC symposium in Thun, Switzerland. The PAC is a cooperation between five European countries in the field of sounding rockets and stratospheric balloons. A presentation on the proceedings of this year’s CanSat projects will be given by Mark Uitendaal. Furthermore, a T-Minus stand is set up at the exhibition, to show the present and future activities of the company.

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    Posted: Jun 9, 2013

    Recently, two successful CanSat launch campaigns were conducted, marking the conclusion of the 2013 CanSats in Europe project and the Brussels CanSat competition 2013. On April the 12th , 120 high-school students from all over Europe enjoyed their final day of the European CanSat competition. Team AirSatOne from Portugal took home the first price in the advanced catagory. The relatively young (14), all-girls team performance was very impressive, according to the jury.

    The competitors in the Brussels CanSat competition had their final day on the 24th of May. This was an excellent day for them as well. Keen on knowing who won the Brussels competition? Click read more.

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    Posted: Apr 17, 2013

    Today, after presenting before the selection committee, T-Minus Engineering was accepted to join the YES!Delft incubator. T-Minus Engineering is extremely happy with the access to the facilities and knowledge available at YES!Delft.


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    Posted: Mar 17, 2013

    T-Minus Engeering is supporting the 2013 ESA CanSat competition and the Brussels CanSat competition. This support is three fold. Firstly, we developed the starting point: the CanSat kit. Next to that, we assist the teachers and students with workshops and technical support and finally we launch rockets to end the competition with a unforgettable experience!

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    Posted: Sep 10, 2012

    Delfi-n3Xt satellite When T-Minus Engineering finished the work on the Deployment and Antenna Board the successful collaboration was continued with a new contract for general assistance on electrical design, production end testing of several satellite components for the Delfi-n3Xt satellite. Instead of hiring T-Minus for predefined projects, T-Minus was hired to help where needed.

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    Posted: Sep 10, 2012

    PCB Deployment and Antenna Board Delfi-n3Xt Satellite TU Delft Since February the 10th 2012, the expertise of T-minus is called in by Delft University of Technology to assist with the work on the Delfi-n3Xt satellite. The primary task was the development of the Deployment and Antenna Board (DAB). This printed circuit board (PCB) controls the deployment of the solar panels and the radio antennas. The board also houses the matching and isolation network for the antennas and the radios. The PCB was designed, checked and put together (populated) by T-Minus Engineering.

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    Posted: May 4, 2011

    The European CanSat competition was held at Andøya Rocket Range from the 23rd until the 25th of April by ESA and NAROM. One representative of T-Minus was part of jury panel to grade the Cansat-teams and performances. A very tough decision it was, as you can imagine! T-Minus Engineering congratulates all the European Cansat teams with their participation and outstanding performance, but in particular the winning Scottish team!

    Group foto European CanSat competition 2012 (c) ESA

    © ESA

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