DLR GfR mbH is a company providing reliable, safe and secure aerospace services. DLR GfR mbH operates and manages the constellation of Galileo satellites from the Galileo Control Center in Oberpfaffenhofen/ Germany.
DLR GfR has implemented a technical infrastructure which satisfies availability requirements of 99,99%, is certified up to “secret” and maintained on a 24/7 hours basis.
The company is hosting and maintaining ground stations as well as control and test systems.
DLR GfR mbH holds an Air Navigation Service Provider Certificate for communication and navigation services at airports.
The company is fully owned by the German Aerospace Center DLR. DLR GfR mbH holds 50% of the shares of Spaceopal GmbH, a joint venture, which has been founded together with the Italian company Telespazio S.p.A.
Spaceopal is a project company, managing the operations of the European Satellite Navigation System Galileo under ESA contract through the two Galileo Control Centers in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany and Fucino, Italy.