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DLR-Brochure: Facts and Figures 2015

Facts, figures and illustrations about the German Aerospace Center (DLR), it's Project Management Agency, worldwide cooperations and research areas.

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Rosetta - Journey to a Comet

Mission brochure: Blue Dot - Alexander Gerst shapes our future on the International Space Station

ATV brochure

ENVISAT brochure

TEXUS brochure

Earth Observation - Discovering, Surveying, and Understanding Our Planet

Life today is much more about knowledge than it was a generation ago. Global change, a sustainable development of our habitats, an efficient use of resources, securing our mobility and our competitive position in the world of advanced technology, the need to deal with crises and to minimise the risks imposed on us by natural, technological, and criminal hazards, all this puts us before huge challenges. Earth observation by satellite can help us stay on top of these tasks. Earth observation has become a strategic benefit for policymakers, industry, and citizens.

Energy Research at DLR

DLR has been working on energy research and making important contributions to a sustainable energy system since the mid-1970s. Multi-disciplinary teams with access to the unique test facilities and extensive computing capabilities of a major research institution are working on various key issues. DLR has adopted a nationally and sometimes internationally leading role in many of these areas.

Security Research at DLR

Security research is a cross-departmental programme, newly established in 2010, under which defence and security-related research and development activities are planned and directed in close collaboration with our partners in government, academia and industry.

Dawn - Mission to the Asteroids Vesta und Ceres

The objective of NASA’s Dawn mission is to investigate two asteroids, Vesta and Ceres, with unprecedented thoroughness. The two are the most massive objects in the asteroid belt and are two of the last major unexplored bodies in the inner Solar System. Having a diameter of almost one thousand kilometres, Ceres is the largest known asteroid.

Germany on the ISS

In its "Research under Space Conditions"-programme, DLR supports biologists, medical researchers, physicists and material scientists from German universities and other research facilities in pursuing their microgravity research.

CoRoT - Hunting for Planets in Space

CoRoT is the first space mission which is systematically hunting for extrasolar planets. Among CoRoT's successful detections, the most exciting result was the discovery of a terrestrial planet whose radius is two times that of the Earth. These results have encouraged the prolongation of the mission until 2013.

History of German Space Flight

Sputnik, humans on the Moon, interplanetary missions, the International Space Station (ISS). Seven decades have gone by since mankind began to extend its sphere of action into the neighborhood of space that surrounds our solar system.

GATEs - Galileo Test and Development Evironment in Germany

Galileo, Europe’s future satellite navigation system, is scheduled to become available with up to 14 of the planned 30 satellites in 2014. These satellites, evenly distributed among three orbits at an altitude of nearly 24,000 kilometers, will provide precise positioning signals more reliably than today.

The DLR Parabolic Flights

The DLR Parabolic Flights - Research in Wightlessness

Everything on Earth is subject to the force of gravity. The effects of that force vary greatly: Sometimes they are very minor and go unnoticed by man, while at other times their impact is fundamental. In some scientific experiments, gravity may be a disturbing factor.


TerraSAR-X - The German Radar Eye in Space

TerraSAR-X is Germany’s first national remote sensing satellite that has been implemented in a public-private partnership between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and EADS Astrium GmbH, with a significant financial participation from the industrial partner.

Mars Express

Mars Express - High Resolution Stereo Camera

Mars is a source of imagination for humankind ever since. The similarity with Earth is making our neighboring planet a natural, and important, object of solar-system research. It cannot be ruled out entirely that primitive life forms existed for at least some time on Mars - and might even be extant today.