After ISS, the Orbital Hub consisting of crewed Base Platform and autonomous Free Flyer ensures continuation of human space flight in Low Earth Orbit.
DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
The Free Flyer as first item of the Orbital Hub scenario is docking to existing ISS during its first mission.
Scientist testing a multi-spectral imager in the EDEN ISS greenhouse
Scientist preparing to prune a tomato plant
Trajectory calculations for space missions.
DLR concept of a free flyer platform as part of a possible Post-ISS scenario.
Results of several design studies related to future exploration missions of near Earth objects.
Results of several design studies related to future low Earth orbit satellite missions.
DLR conceptual design for a near-Earth orbital observation and research platform
DLR conceptual design for a near-Earth orbital observation and research platform.
Design studies involving subject matter experts working together using the "concurrent engineering process".
The Concurrent Engineering Facility (CEF) at DLR Bremen.
Panorama view of the EDEN-Laboratory.
The investigation of bioregenerative life support system technologies within the EDEN Laboratory.
Preparation of hydroponic nutrient solution.
The department of System Analysis Space Segment researches and develops space systems (orbital and planetary) on a conceptual level taking into account technical, economic and socio-political aspects. Studies carried out within the department serve as preparatory measures for activities in the field of systems engineering, and support the decision-making process for policies and objectives.
Modern computer-aided tools are used in the development of technologies. The department also runs the Concurrent Engineering Facility, CEF (concurrent design laboratory), as well as the EDEN laboratory for the development of habitat technologies.
The department is split into three areas: