DARE is structured in many projects wich focus on different aspects of research and development of rockets and their subsystems.
Stratos is the flagship project of DARE. Many years of knowledge and research are combined into a single, ambitious project. The objective is to break the European altitude record of 32.3 kilometers with a scientific payload on-board on a rocket fully designed and built by university students.
The Stratos II rocket was the first large hybrid launcher built by DARE. The vehicle did however not lift-off due to a frozen oxidizer valve. Stratos II+ was the answer to Stratos II in 2015, and successfully launched to 21.5 km, breaking the European student altitude record set by Stratos I.
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.
Aether aims to test a supersonic rocket showcasing active aerodynamic stabilization through the use of steerable wings, and deploying a new high speed recovery concept by ejecting a drogue chute via a high pressure cold-gas mortar. Currently on hold waiting for the biggest solid rocket engine developed by DARE, the DXS-Icarus.