About the author

Elke Heinemann

Elke Heinemann has been an editor for the DLR web portal since 2003. After studying German and English as well as theatre, film and television studies in Cologne, she worked in the TV sector and provided reports as well as magazine articles. After she graduated, she undertook an intership in the DLR Communications department.
She has been responsible for the developmen of special sites for missions, such as the Rosetta mission, the International Space Station and Mars Express, for the DLR web portal. As self-confessed science fiction fan, she is fascinated by anything related to space. Specially close to her heart is Mars. She has been reporting about the Red Planet for 10 years now and, sometimes, she would even like to go there - but only with a return flight.

Posts from Elke Heinemann

Space | 25. February 2015

Could water molecules from Mars come to Earth?

The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express orbiter has been delivering high-resolution images from the surface of Mars since January 2004 – in colour and 3-D. A monthly selection of these images is published on the dedicated page that covers the Mars Express mission. Quite often, we receive questions about these images and the geological peculiarities they reveal. read more

Space | 18. December 2014

Simpler usage rights: as of today, Mars Express HRSC images licensed under Creative Commons licence

Since its arrival at the red planet in December 2003, imagery of ESA's Mars Express mission enjoys great popularity, with the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) onboard the spacecraft, which is operated by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), playing a major role. read more

Space | 24. July 2014 | 4 Comments

Closing in on Rosetta's target comet

Surface structures are becoming visible in new images of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. These images, with a resolution of 100 metres per pixel, were acquired with the OSIRIS scientific imaging system on board Rosetta. The comet’s neck region – the section connecting the two heads – seems to be much brighter than the head and body of the nucleus. read more

Space | 16. July 2014 | 1 Comment

Fotowettbewerb: Rosetta, sind wir schon da?

"Sind wir schon da?" - Diese Frage haben wir vermutlich alle irgendwann schon einmal unterwegs gestellt - oder zumindest gedacht. Diese Frage hat sich sicherlich auch das Team der Rosetta-Mission im Laufe des zehnjährigen Flugs zum Zielkometen gestellt. Und jetzt endlich steht das lang ersehnte "Ja, wir sind endlich da!" kurz bevor. Um die letzte Etappe dieser abenteuerlichen Reise zum Kometen 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko zu begleiten, hat die Europäische Weltraumorganisation ESA den Fotowettbewerb: "Rosetta, sind wir schon da?" zum Thema Reisen und Ankommen gestartet. read more

Other | 18. September 2011 | 11 Comments

85.000 Besucher am "Tag der Luft- und Raumfahrt" in Köln

Sonne und Regen wechselten sich ab - das störte die Besucherinnen und Besucher des "Tags der Luft- und Raumfahrt" aber keineswegs. 85.000 kamen zum Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) in Köln, um Spitzenforschung hautnah zu erleben. Ob in den Instituten und Laboren, den Kontrollräumen, den Windkanälen, dem Astronautentrainingszentrum oder auf dem Static Display. read more

Other | 18. September 2011

Raumfahrt-Tweetup ist in vollem Gange

Zum Start des ersten deutschen SpaceTweetups begrüßten Marco Trovatello, Andreas Schepers und Fulvio Drigani die 60 Teilnehmer aus aller Welt. read more