Space Pavilion at ILA 2014
The Space Pavilion is organised jointly by DLR, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Aviation and Aerospace Industry Association, (Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie; BDLI).
DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
Alexander Gerst during training in Star City near Moscow
The training of German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst includes instruction in the use of special spacesuits. The image shows Gerst trying on the Russian Sokol space suit that he will wear during his six-hour flight to the ISS in a Soyuz spacecraft.
Rosetta at the comet
Artist's impression of the Rosetta spacecraft at its destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The picture is not to scale; the spacecraft's solar arrays have a span of 32 metres; the diameter of the nucleus is about four kilometres.
ESA–C. Carreau/ATG medialab.
Oblique view of 'Mound C' in Juventae Chasma
The stereo image data delivered by the DLR-operated HRSC camera system on board Mars Express enables to present the landscape from different perspectives. This image shows what scientists have named 'Mound C', a mountain in Juventae Chasma with a width of 53 kilometres and a height of 3300 metres, and whose dimensions naturally have more in common with an alpine mountain range than a heap of soil. Lighter layers are seen here on the eastern flank, close to the base, consisting of gypsum and similar sulphate minerals. Relatively soft material, stretching for several kilometres in line with the prevalent winds, has been eroded to form sharp ridges that look almost like a sand blaster has been at work.
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.
Artist's impression of Alphasat I-XL
The European telecommunications satellite Alphasat I-XL was launched on 25 July 2013 with the intention of revolutionising mobile telecommunications. From geostationary orbit at an altitude of about 36,000 kilometres, it will be testing new technologies such as the German Laser Communication Terminal (LCT).
The TORO robot from head to toe
The German Aerospace Center's (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) TORO robot began as a walking machine – just legs with a camera. With an upper body, arms and hands, TORO is now complete.
DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
65 Ariane mission
65 Launch of Ariane 5 on 28.09.2012 from the European Spaceport in French Guiana.
TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X orbiting in formation
TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X orbit in formation to acquire data for a highly accurate global digital elevation model.
Galileo test satellites in their orbits
The image depicts all four Galileo In Orbit Validation satellites in their orbits. The first two satellites were launched on 21 October 2011.
ESA / Carril.
High-efficiency multi-stage plasma (HEMP)
In 2014, a small geostationary satellite (SmallGEO) will be launched to demonstrate in orbit for the first time that new technologies are capable of significantly reducing the operating cost
of telecommunication satellites. The HEMP thrusters, their power supply, the xenon gas flow controller, and other components will form a HEMP thruster assembly (HTA) that will be integrated in the SmallGeo satellite. The HTA project was commissioned by DLR's Space Administration.
Artist's impression of Heinrich Hertz satellite
In the Heinrich Hertz satellite mission, new satellite payload, ground station, antenna, and satellite platform technologies will be tested for up to 15 years under the extreme conditions prevailing in a geostationary orbit, such as high radiation levels and extreme temperature fluctuations.
OHB System AG .