At the Berlin Air Show, Prof. Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the DLR Board, and Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA's Director General, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the use of the new DLR Robotics and Mechatronics Center (RMC) as an ESA reference laboratory.
With this agreement, DLR and ESA are continuing their successful partnership of the last 20 years. This latest cooperation aims to set up an extensive network of international partners in space-sector robotics with the aims of exploiting synergies between the partners to best effect, further increasing expertise in this area and preparing for the future.
The activities of the MOU partners will be conducted mainly at the RMC in Oberpfaffenhofen. Both partners will be appointing a person to take charge of the implementation of their related activities; the precise division of tasks will be determined in later discussions.