German aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal flew thousands of times, travelling up to 250 metres at speeds reaching 50 kilometres per hour, made him (quite rightly) the first confirmed pilot in human history. His fatal accident was not caused by a flawed design, but was most likely a pilot error.
This webcast presents some of the 28 projects on display at this joint DLR and ESA Space Pavilion at ILA 2012.
The ILA Berlin Airshow 2012 Berlin opened on 11 September 2012. The German Aerospace Center stand is extremely varied and complete, covering topics from aeronautics, to materials in space through to civil security.
A service satellite captures an uncontrollable satellite in space, repairs or refuels it and, at the end of the mission, ensures that the defective satellite is disposed of in a controlled manner. Something that sounds like science fiction is now a step closer to reality.
Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the DLR Executive Board, in an interview on DLR at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2012.
Poland is the official partner country of the ILA Berlin Air Show 2012, and is in the process of becoming the twentieth member state of the European Space Agency (ESA).
On 11 September 2012 at the ILA Berlin Air Show, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced a future collaboration in the field of aeronautics research.
At the International Aerospace Exhibition 2012 in Berlin, DLR will be displaying their research in the aerospace sector with more than 70 exhibits at the DLR stand (Hall 4), the Space Pavilion, the open-air area and the static display.
The countdown has begun! In this issue of the DLR Magazine we took a look at volcanic ash under a microscope, shared the excitement of scientists as SHEFEX II prepared for launch, caught a glimpse of Alexander Gerst's training for his upcoming mission in 2014 and went all the way to Poland to visit the kings of aircraft at their final destination.
Every year, there is a six percent increase in the volume of air traffic. To make air travel more environment-friendly and quieter, researchers at DLR, together with partners Airbus, EADS Innovation Works and Cassidian Air Systems, have been carrying out research to reduce the aerodynamic drag of aircraft and have developed an alternative to the traditional leading-edge slat.
From the magnificent Vinci upper stage engine to the small but important MOSFET circuit board for the flight to asteroid 1993 JU3 – DLR will be showcasing new developments in space technology at its stand during the ILA Berlin Air Show 2012 from 11 to 16 September.
Microscopic holes in the outer skin of an aircraft, wings with elastically deforming leading edges and steep approach flights - these are just some of the innovations from DLR for the future of aviation.
Satellites with electric propulsion, a 'mole' for exploring the Martian subsurface, a mobile robot that moves sideways like a crab, a pinch of Moon dust and a hands-on medical experiment.
The future of aerospace will be showcased by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) at the International Aerospace Exhibition (Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung; ILA) in Berlin, from 11 to 16 September 2012.
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA) are once again inviting 50 of their followers on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook or Google+ to a ‘Tweetup’ at the ILA Berlin Air Show.