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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 | 21. August 2013

MASCOT: "Schuhkarton" mit kompliziertem Innenleben

Ende 2014 wird der "kleine" Asteroidenlander MASCOT mit der japanischen Mission Hayabusa 2 zum Asteroiden 1999 JU3 aufbrechen. Von außen mag er nur so groß wie ein "Schuhkarton" sein, doch die Größe des Landers täuscht! MASCOT ist durch seine abgestimmte und hochentwickelte Nutzlast, seinem leistungsstarken Kommunikations- und Rechensystem sowie der schwierigen und langen Missionsdauer ein komplexes, aber sehr kompaktes eigenständiges Spacecraft. read more

Space Blog | 21. August 2013

MASCOT: A 'shoebox' with complex inner workings

The 'small’ asteroid lander MASCOT will set off for asteroid 1999 JU3 on board the Japanese Hayabusa-2 mission at the end of 2014. Although from the outside it seems to be the size of a shoebox, the lander’s stature is deceiving! Its sophisticated and highly developed payload, and its powerful communication and computing system make MASCOT a high-tech, albeit very compact, autonomous spacecraft, perfectly equipped to cope with the arduous and long mission it faces. read more