Projects

DARE is structured in several projects, each focusing on different aspects of research and development of rockets.

Active teams

Cryogenic Propulsion

Investigating the use of rocket engines with cryogenic propellants.

Electronics

Designing and developing flight software and electronics for rockets and ground systems.

Parachute Research Group

Designing, producing and testing new parachute designs and configurations for DARE launch vehicles.

Solid Propulsion

Also known as The Solid Six, they research and develop large solid propellant engines.

SPEAR

Supersonic parachute project, flying a small experimental capsule payload on board of the Rexus rocket in March 2020.

Structures

Designing and developing several different rocket structures.

Inactive teams

Advanced Control Team

Investigating active stabilization of rockets. Discontinued in 2019.

Capsule and Recovery

They designed recovery systems and structures for many DARE rockets, including Stratos II/II+. Discontinued after splitting up into the Parachute Research Group and Structures Team in 2018.

Phoenix

The second hybrid propulsion team in DARE. The founding fathers of the DHX-400 ‘Nimbus’ engine used on Stratos III. Discontinued in 2017.

Deimos

The first liquid propulsion team in DARE, mainly working with nitrous oxide bipropellant engines. Discontinued after merging with the Cryogenic Propulsion Team in 2017.

Infinity and Beyond

They were dedicated to exploring and experimenting with alternative rocket designs.

DAWN

The first team in DARE actively developing hybrid rocket engines. Founding father of the DHX-200 ‘Aurora’ engine used on Stratos II/II+.