Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering (DARE) is a Delft University of Technology associated student rocketry organization. Within DARE students design, build and launch rockets and perform research on various rocketry related topics. DARE provides student members with the opportunity to apply the knowledge obtained during their study, giving members hands-on experience with space projects.
Since the kick-off in 2001, well over 100 of their rockets have crossed the skies. With these efforts they aim to inspire a new generation of engineers. DARE has around 100 members and has the ambition to be the first student team to launch a rocket to space. On the 16th of October 2015 they broke the European amateur altitude record by launching the Stratos II+ rocket to 21.5 kilometers altitude. The rocket engine that was used is the largest student built rocket engine in the world.
One of the key technologies of the Stratos III rocket will be the lightweight design. ALE supports DARE by giving lightweight design and simulation advice. For more information see dare.tudelft.nl