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

Active Teams

Advanced Control Team

Investigates active stabilization of rockets.


The Structures team designs rocket structures.



The DARE CanSat team provided the launchers for the Dutch CanSat competition.

Cryogenic Rocket Propulsion

The Cryogenic Rocket Propulsion project is a group investigating the use of rocket engines with cryogenic propellants.


Design and development of flight electronics and software for rockets and ground computers.

Solid Rocket Propulsion

The solid rocket propulsion project (also known as Solid Six) designs and builds solid rocket engines.



The Parachute Research Group designs and produces recovery systems for launchers.



Inactive Teams

Capsule and Recovery
The capsule and recovery team designed the recovery system and structures for many DARE rockets, including Stratos II/II+. This team was disbanded after it was split up in the Parachute Research Group and Structures team.

Project Phoenix was the second hybrid propulsion team in DARE. This was the driving team behind the DHX-400 ‘Nimbus’ engine used on Stratos III.

Deimos was the first liquid propulsion team in DARE, mainly working with nitrous oxide bipropellant engines. The team was disbanded after it merged with the Cryogenic Propulsion Team.

Infinity and Beyond
Infinity and beyond was a group of students dedicated to exploring and experimenting with alternative rocket designs.

DAWN was the first team in actively DARE developing hybrid rocket engines. This was the driving team behind the DHX-200 ‘Aurora’ engine used on Stratos II/II+.