The Lander Control Center (LCC) at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) facility in Cologne is responsible for commanding and operating the Philae lander. The LCC is located in the Microgravity User Support Center (MUSC).
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DLR has its headquaters in Cologne. The site is located next to Cologne-Bonn airport. Approximately 1,500 employees work in the institutes and facilities and in the central administration.
The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) in Cologne offers interested groups the opportunity to learn more about DLR and its research weekly, from Tuesday to Friday, by appointment. The tours are free of charge and last approximately 2.5 hours. Upon request, the tour can also be conducted in English.
The group should have a minimum size of 10 and a maximum size of 28 people. Young people under the age of 16 can unfortunately not be admitted. In this case, we recommend a visit to the DLR_School_Labs.
After a brief general introduction to DLR, our specially trained guides will present the following institutes and facilities:
To register for a guided tour of the DLR site in Cologne, please fill in the online registration form.
Frequently asked questions
In the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section, you can find the most important information about guided tours at the DLR site in Cologne. Go to FAQ`s.
Legal notice for visitors
The guided tours offered by DLR must in no way be involved with any commercial activity or offer. DLR reserves the right to make changes to the programme or to reschedule visits at any time if internal procedures so require. DLR will of course inform any groups affected by rescheduling as early as possible. Registration does not entitle groups in any way to be given a guided tour in a specific form or on a specific date. In this respect, DLR wishes to emphasise that any costs that may be incurred as a consequence, such as cancellation fees etc., cannot be refunded.
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