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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 | 28. August 2013 | 1 Comment

Erste Bewährungsprobe auf japanischem Boden

Der Asteroidenlander MASCOT soll Anfang des nächsten Jahres an die japanische Raumfahrtagentur JAXA ausgeliefert werden, um ihn in die Trägersonde Hayabusa-2 zu integrieren und für den Start Ende 2014 vorzubereiten. Bis dahin ist es noch ein langer Weg, dennoch bleibt wenig Zeit! read more

Space Blog | 26. August 2013 | 1 Comment

First test on Japanese soil

The MASCOT asteroid lander will be delivered to the Japanese space agency JAXA at the start of next year. It will be integrated into the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft and prepared for launch, scheduled for late 2014. There is still a long way to go, but there is little time! 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

Jan Wörner Blog | 18. October 2010

Asien mit dem Bundeswirtschaftsminister - eine besondere Erfahrung

Bundeswirtschaftsminister Brüderle reiste für eine Woche nach Asien, um in China und Japan die deutsche Wirtschaftspolitik vorzustellen und für die Kooperation der Länder mit Deutschland zu werben. In der Delegation waren neben Journalisten insbesondere Experten aus der Wirtschaft dabei, die entweder schon besondere Beziehungen hatten oder daran interessiert sind. Als Vertreter des DLR hatte ich in der Gruppe eine Sonderrolle, die während der Reise mit zunehmender Tendenz sichtbar wurde. read more

Jan Wörner Blog | 18. October 2010

Visiting Asia with the German Economics Minister – a very special experience

The German Economics Minister, Rainer Brüderle, travelled across Asia for a week, presenting German economic policy in China and Japan, and promoting cooperation between these countries and Germany. The delegation included journalists and a number of experts on the economy who either had special relationships in the region or were interested in acquiring them. As the representative of DLR, I had a special role within the group, and this became increasingly apparent over the course of the trip. read more