The main department Strategy and International Relations (VO-ST) supports the board of directors in shaping DLR orientation and its implementation. The foreign affairs policy of DLR and the designing of the European Space Policy are included. VO-ST consists of three departments:
Strategy and Alliances (ST-SV)
International Cooperation (ST-IZ)
European Space Politics and Special Affairs (ST-ER)
The daily work is carried out in cooperation with institutes and facilities of DLR, with Space Administration within DLR as well as with all other partners nationally and internationally.