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Christian Grimm

Christian Grimm

Christian Grimm has been working as a researcher at the DLR Institute of Space Systems in the Department of Exploration Systems since 2012. While studying aerospace engineering, he participated in several international student projects and internships in industry and has worked at, among other places, the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Airbus Defence & Space (formerly EADS Astrium) in Friedrichshafen and the 'Miniatur Wunderland' in Hamburg. For his master's degree, he completed the Joint European Master Programme in Space Science and Technology (Space Master) at the University of Würzburg in Germany, at Lulea University of Technology in Sweden and at Cranfield University in England. In 2011 he finished his studies by writing a master’s thesis at DLR on the development of new adaptive rover wheels for planetary vehicles. Here, his interest in science and technologies for the exploration of the Solar System was confirmed.

Posts from Christian Grimm

Space Blog | 05. November 2014 | 1 Comment

Ein letzter Blick - Abschied von Mascot

Die letzten Handgriffe sind getan und die letzten Funktionstests beendet. Nach der erfolgreichen Integration von Mascot auf dem Trägersatelliten Hayabusa-2 in Sagamihara, fanden noch letzte Vorbereitungen am Startplatz des Tanegashima Space Center in Japan statt. read more

Space Blog | 05. November 2014 | 1 Comment

One last look - farewell, MASCOT

The last adjustments have been made and the final functionality tests have been completed. Following the successful installation of MASCOT into the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft in Sagamihara, the final preparations have taken place at the Tanegashima launch complex in Japan. The attachment of the solar sails – carefully folded up above MASCOT for the launch – offers the last opportunity to see MASCOT. read more

Space Blog | 28. May 2013

Video: Schwerelos für 4,7 Sekunden - MASCOT im Fallturm

2014 startet die japanische Sonde Hayabusa-2 zum Asteroiden 1999 JU3 und hat den Asteroidenlander MASCOT (Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout) mit an Bord. Nach einer fünfjährigen Reise soll die Sonde 2019 den Asteroiden erreichen und erstmals Messungen auf einer Asteroidenoberfläche durchführen. read more