Author overview

Stefan Baumgartner

Stefan Baumgartner has worked as a researcher at the DLR Microwaves and Radar Institute since 2004. His main task is the development of algorithms for large-scale traffic monitoring by air- and space-based multi-channel SAR systems. to authorpage

Jörg Brauchle

Jörg Brauchle is a development engineer and project manager at DLR, where he researches new technologies for remote sensing. He blogs for exciting expeditions like exploring the Himalayan region and publishes in relevant journals. to authorpage

Manuela Braun

Manuela Braun ist Raumfahrtredakteurin, und als ausgebildete Journalistin in Print und Online macht sie vor allem eines gerne: Fragen stellen. Am liebsten dort vor Ort, wo Raumfahrt zum Greifen nah ist. to authorpage

Dorothee Bürkle

Dorothee Bürkle has been working for the Corporate Communications Department of DLR since 2008. She is a technical author for the research areas of energy and transport. Dorothee believes that energy and mobility are among the most important issues for the future of our society. to authorpage

Falk Dambowsky

Falk Dambowsky is the aeronautics editor in the DLR Corporate Communications Department. He is there when test pilots take off in research aircraft and aviation researchers put wind tunnels in motion. He does not see knowledge as an end in itself, but the recognition of the lively and vivid dialogue between people. to authorpage

Jean-Pierre Paul de Vera

Jean-Pierre Paul de Vera ist seit 2009 als Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Planetenforschung tätig. Sein Hauptaufgabengebiet besteht in der Gruppenleitung der Astrobiologischen Labore "Planeten- und Marssimulation" sowie "Raman-Biosignaturen-Forschung“. Zudem gehören zu seinen Arbeitsfeldern auch die Planeten-analogen Feldstudien in Polarregionen und Wüstengebieten sowie die Leitung von ESA-Weltraumexperimenten wie zum Beispiel BIOMEX auf der ISS. to authorpage

Stefan Dech

Stefan Dech is the director of the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) and current Speaker of the Earth Observation Centers (EOC) at DLR for global change research as well as for the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems using remote sensing data. to authorpage

Marc Deissenroth

Since early 2013 Marc Deissenroth has been a research associate in the Department of Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment at the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics in Stuttgart. His research interests include the study of strategies for sustainable development in energy and the analysis of political incentives to multi-agent systems. to authorpage

Dr. Reinhold Ewald

Reinhold Ewald gehörte von 1999 bis 2005 dem ESA-Astronautenkorps an. Zuvor war er Mitglied im ehemaligen deutschen Astronautenteam und flog 1997 bei der Mission Mir-97 zur russischen Raumstation Mir. Damit wurde Ewald zum neunten Deutschen im All. to authorpage

Ralf Faller

Ralf Faller has been a researcher in the Department of Space Operations and Astronaut Training at DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen since 1991. His current responsibilities include robotic space and servicing missions. to authorpage

Martin Fleischmann

Martin Fleischmann is a science enthusiast and keen editor. Even in his childhood sandpit he was looking for oil and his favourite question in infancy was "why?" Today he is a print editor in the Communication Department at DLR in Bonn. to authorpage

Christian Grimm

Since 2012, Christian Grimm has been working as a researcher at the DLR Institute of Space Systems in the Department of Exploration Systems. Since late 2011 he has been part of the MASCOT team preparing and coordinating the mission of the asteroid lander on the Japanese parent probe Hayabusa-2. to authorpage

Heinz-Theo Hammes

Heinz Hammes studied safety engineering and has worked at the DLR Space Administration for more than 25 years. Hammes is currently seconded to Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg and is supervising the maintenance of SOFIA. to authorpage

Ernst Hauber

Ernst Hauber ist Geologe und untersucht die festen Oberflächen der terrestrischen Planeten. Sein Interesse gilt vor allem vulkanischen, tektonischen, und periglazialen Oberflächenformen, wobei er auch intensiv an terrestrischen Analogen arbeitet. Er ist Mitglied in verschiedenen Instrumententeams, die Mars, Merkur, und das Jupitersystem erforschen. Eine seiner Aufgaben ist es, eine sichere Landestelle für den ESA-Rover ExoMars auszuwählen. to authorpage

Elke Heinemann

Elke Heinemann has been an editor for the DLR web portal since 2003. 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 web portal. to authorpage

Rolf Hempel

In 1992, Rolf Hempel started, together with three colleagues, the international ‘Message-Passing Interface’ initiative. The resulting MPI programming model is still the dominant standard in high performance computing. Since 2001 he has been head of the DLR Simulation and Software Technology Facility. to authorpage

Ralph Kahle

Ralph Kahle is the flight dynamics engineer for the TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X Mission. His responsibilities include precise orbit and attitude determination for the satellites and measuring their position relative to one another, as well as the generation of auxiliary products for radar processing. to authorpage

Philip Kausche

Philip Kausche hat an der Technischen Universität Berlin Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik studiert. Nach Beendigung des Studiums 2008 begann er seine berufliche Laufbahn beim DLR in Berlin-Charlottenburg in der Abteilung Triebwerksakustik des Instituts für Antriebstechnik. Seit 2015 begleitet er in der Abteilung Trägersysteme des Raumfahrtmanagements in Bonn-Oberkassel die Aktivitäten des europäischen Schwerlastträgers Ariane 5. to authorpage

Volker Kratzenberg-Annies

Volker Kratzenberg-Annies is the coordinator of DLR’s education/outreach activities on behalf of the Executive Board. He develops and coordinates at a variety of measures aiming at children and young people, students and doctoral candidates. to authorpage

Henning Krause

Henning Krause worked as an online editor and manager of the DLR web portal until July 2012. Since August 2012 he's working as Social Media Manager of the Helmholtz Association in Berlin. to authorpage

Petra Kuß

Petra Kuß works for the Business Development Department at the German Space Operations Center, where she is, so to speak, the interface for public relations. As a media designer, she has created many multimedia and print productions throughout her "life before DLR". to authorpage

Dietmar Lilienthal

Dietmar Lilienthal has been a member of the SOFIA project for 15 years and he supervised the electrical and software integration of the SOFIA telescope into the Boeing 747SP in the United States. He also created the contractual undertakings for the establishment of the German SOFIA Institute (DSI) at the University of Stuttgart. to authorpage

Jan Oliver Löfken

Energy journalist Jan Oliver Löfken writes among other things, for the Technologie Review, Wissenschaft aktuell, Tagesspiegel, Berliner Zeitung and P.M. Magazin on issues involving energy research and industry. For DLR, he answered the Energy question of the week during the Year of Energy 2010. to authorpage

Elisabeth Mittelbach

Elisabeth Mittelbach like challenges and has always enjoyed writing. After graduating from secondary school, she knew she wanted to get to the bottom of things as a journalist. . to authorpage

Robert Pitz-Paal

Since June 2011, Robert Pitz -Paal has been leading the Institute for Solar Research as one of two codirectors. His work focuses on technical analysis and optimisation of concentrating solar systems to generate electricity and fuel production. to authorpage

Peter Pletschacher

Peter Pletschacher ist Geschäftsführer der Aviatic Verlag GmbH, die neben Buchproduktionen das DGLR-Magazin "Luft- und Raumfahrt", das "REUSS Jahrbuch der Luft- und Raumfahrt" und den wöchentlichen Info-Dienst "Flugpost" publiziert. Seit 1982 ist er auch Präsident des Luftfahrt-Presse-Clubs e.V. (LPC). to authorpage

Matthias Reeg

Matthias Reeg ist seit 2014 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung Systemanalyse und Technikbewertung beim DLR-Institut für Technische Thermodynamik. Ihn fasziniert unter anderem die Transformations- und Nachhaltigkeitsforschung komplexer sozio-technischer Systeme. to authorpage

Stephan Saupe

Stephan Saupe studied physics in Tübingen and Bonn, conducted research in the U.S. and received his doctorate in Bonn in the field of laser physics. Since 1995, he has held various positions at DLR, including strategy development, and since 2008 in the coordination of DLR Energy Research to authorpage

Andrea Schaub

After training as a graphic and web designer and obtaining a degree in information and communication sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne, Andrea Schaub became an online editor at the CrossMedia section of the Communications department at DLR Cologne in March 2005. to authorpage

Michael Schmidhuber

Michael Schmidhuber is based at DLR’s German Space Operations Centre in Oberpfaffenhofen, within DLR Space Operations and Astronaut Training. The DLR 'agent', responsible for a good rapport between GSOC and Baikonur, he is currently blogging straight from the launch site. to authorpage

Nicole Schmitz

Nicole Schmitz ist Ingenieurin für Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik. Im DLR ist sie beteiligt an der Entwicklung von Instrumenten und Experimenten auf verschiedenen Weltraummissionen. In Vorbereitung auf zukünftige Marsmissionen ist sie regelmäßig an Analogstudien in Polargebieten der Erde beteiligt, um zukünftige Mars-Rover und deren Instrumente auf ihre wissenschaftlichen Aufgaben auf dem Mars vorzubereiten. to authorpage

Marco Trovatello

As Head of the Cross-Media Section of DLR's Corporate Communications Department, Marco Trovatello was responsible for Communication across all media distribution channels. As of 1 May 2014, he serves as Cross-Media Coordinator and Strategy Advisor in the Corporate Communications Department of the European Space Agency ESA. to authorpage

Tom Uhlig

Tom Uhlig heads the training team at the Columbus Control Centre that introduces the new colleagues to their work in the control room and certifies them. to authorpage

Ulrich Wagner

Ulrich Wagner has been the DLR Executive Board Member for Energy and Transport Research from 1 March 2010 to 1 March 2015. In his doctoral thesis at the Technical University of Munich, Wagner dealt with the theme of 'energy yield of traction batteries' in electric cars. to authorpage

Fabian Walker

Fabian Walker has been an online editor in the DLR communications department since 2012. Until 2007, he studied audiovisual media at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne with a focus on documentary film directing. He then worked as a freelance writer for the online editorial team of the WDR. to authorpage

Dr. Frank Wallrapp

Frank Wallrapp ist Physiker und seit neun Jahren im Raumflugbetrieb tätig. Er ist im GSOC der Projektleiter für EDRS und hat das Projekt seit 2012 vorangetrieben. Wenn es nun tatsächlich losgeht, ist sein Platz im Kontrollraum, um als Missionsdirektor für kritische Entscheidungen bereitzustehen und um die Koordination mit dem Auftraggeber zu führen. to authorpage

Johannes Weppler

Since 2012, Johannes Weppler works at the DLR Space Administration in the Department "Human Spaceflight, ISS and Exploration". There, he looks after the ISS operating program, the national use of the station and the European contribution to the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle MPCV –ESM. to authorpage

Alisa Wilken

Alisa Wilken supported the cross-media team within the DLR Corporate Communications Department until March 2015, working in the online newsroom. She contributed to the social media channels and the maintenance of the web portal, and managed the project to transition all the blogs to a new design. to authorpage

Jan Wörner

The ‘Jan Wörner’ blog was written by Johann-Dietrich ‘Jan’ Wörner during his time as the Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR). Jan Wörner wrote all the posts himself and then sent them to DLR Corporate Communications for editing, picture research and online publication. to authorpage

Michael Wrasmann

Michael Wrasmann arbeitet seit 2012 als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am DLR-Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme in der Abteilung Explorationssysteme. Seit Mitte 2012 ist er Teil des MASCOT-Teams, welches die Flugmission des Asteroidenlanders auf der japanischen Muttersonde Hayabusa-2 vorbereitet und koordiniert. to authorpage

German Zöschinger

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