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Altitude Attempt will Fly in the Scottish Highlands
News Release by Frank De Brouwer   
Sunday, April 29, 2012

In the first week of May, 2012, the Dutch Rocket Boys aim to launch an Amateur Rocket named EDAN I in the Scottish Highlands during a Launch Campaign organized by the Scottish Rocketry Organizations: AspireSpace, SARA (Scottish Aeronautics & Rocketry Association), and UKRA (United Kingdom Rocketry Organization). The launch was originally conceived by Rick Newlands of AspireSpace.The Dutch Rocket Boys aim to break the European Amateur Rocket High Altitude Record with a flight of the EDAN I two stage rocket that is powered by CTI Pro98 motors. The goal is to set an altitude record close to 70,000 feet.

For safety reasons this is a closed launch. A maximum amount of participants will be allowed onto the closed Launch Site under a private booking arrangement. Interested parties can follow the preparation and launch as follows:

On the WEB at:
On Facebook at: REBEL Space BV
And on Twitter at: Frank De Brouwer@REBELSpaceBV

After the Flight the team will also upload some videos to YouTube. The second launch of the EDAN I is planned for BALLS 2012, in the USA in September 2012. Again, the goal is to set the High Altitude Record by European Amateurs, this time by flying above 100,000 feet (30 km), and also to compete for the Carmack prize for the first flight above 100,000 feet of an amateur rocket.

After the EDAN I project, the EDAN II will be developed in 2012, for a launch in 2013 or 2014 to an altitude exceeding 100 kilometers.

The Dutch Rocket Boys design, build, and fly these rockets with support from REBEL Space. If you want to support or sponsor the Dutch Rocket Boys in these projects you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it  or send a donation via Paypal to This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it  

During the launch in the Scottish Highlands there will be also 4 other teams launching several rockets:

  • UKRA - Experimental Rocket
  • UKRA - Level 3 Hybrid Rocket
  • Cambridge University UK - 3 Stage Rocket
  • Cranfield University – Level 1 / Level 2 Rockets

UPDATE - The Dutch Rocket Boys were unable to fly EDAN I, due to supply chain issues. Their motor supplier encountered problems obtaining the motors and getting them to the launch site in time.

Please direct all media requests exclusively thru the launch organizers John Bonsor and Rick Newlands.

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