The international team of scientists and engineers bids farewell to the Neumayer III Antarctic station, leaving behind a total of 10 winter hermits. DLR scientist, Paul Zabel, will be in charge of the EDEN ISS greenhouse until the end of 2018.
DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
From the end of June to the end of August 2017 cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, peppers, salads and herbs thrived in the test run of the EDEN ISS greenhouse.
DLR's robot Justin cleans the solar panels in the Martian landscape. Astronaut Scott Tingle sends commands from the ISS.
The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest artificial object in Earth orbit and is jointly operated by the United States, Russia, Japan, Canada and the European Space Agency.
6555 kilograms of cargo were stowed on board the European space transporter ATV-5 ‘Georges Lemaître’. This included food for the astronauts, supplies of fuel, water and air, and scientific experiments. On 30 July 2014, the Automated Transfer Vehicle lifted off en route to the International Space Station.
TerraSAR-X orbits Earth in a polar orbit at an altitude of 514 kilometres. DLR has provided real-time data that enabled a detailed analysis of the flooded regions.
For more than 15 years, the German-US twin satellites GRACE-1 and GRACE-2 have documented changes in Earth's gravitational field, providing valuable data for better understanding the Earth system, as well as the concrete effects of climate change.
Image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko acquired by Rosetta’s OSIRIS camera on 3 August 2014 at a distance of 285 kilometres. The resolution is 5.3 metres per pixel.
ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA.
Elevation of the Meridiani Planum, located at the northern edge of the Southern Highlands of Mars. The region is located at about 2°N,352°E and lies between the Tharsis volcanic region to the west and the low-lying Hellas Planitia impact basin to the southeast. Meridiani Planum spans 127 x 63 kilometres, equivalent to an area of roughly 8000 square kilometres, about the size of Cyprus. This image was created using a Digital Terrain Model obtained from the High Resolution Stereo Camera on the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft. Elevation data is colour-coded: purple indicates the lowest-lying regions and beige the higher elevations. The scale is in metres. Copyright note: As a joint undertaking by DLR, ESA and FU Berlin, the Mars Express HRSC images are published under a Creative Commons licence since December 2014: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO. This licence will also apply to all HRSC images released to date.
ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is delivering the first final digital elevation models from the TanDEM-X mission for scientific use. Here, a detailed view around the Krasheninnikov Caldera and Kronotsky Volcano is presented as a shaded relief map. Maps of this kind using TanDEM-X data permit analyses of possible lava flow, used to determine endangered areas.
The tents and vehicles are clearly visible in this radar image. The artificial structures have been coloured to make them more easily visible; the actual radar image is black and white.
The optical ground station in Oberpfaffenhofen serves as a receiving station with its 40-centimetre telescope. It has been designed especially with a view to taking measurements.
SOFIA is a joint project of NASA and DLR. The astronomical observation flights take place at night. This photo was taken during a daytime test flight, during which the telescope hatch was opened for testing purposes.