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Alphasat - TDP1
Revolution in satellite-to-earth communication: Data transfer via laser tested. Todays earth observation satellite missions always face one big problem: It takes quite some time, until the recorded data can be sent from space to ground. It is not unusual to be forced to wait for several hours after a data take, until the satellite eventually passes by a ground station, where the data can be downloaded. Even then, it might happen that the complete data set is too large to be downloaded at once – thus one has to wait again for the next contact to happen.
TET - Technology Demonstration
TET is a technology demonstration mission , built by Kayser-Threde of Munich and AstroFeinwerktechnik of Berlin and launched July 22th 2012 in Baikonour.
TanDEM-X - TerraSAR-X add-on for Digital Elevation Measurement
The TanDEM-X project is being implemented by a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Astrium GmbH. The primary goal of the TanDEM-X (TerraSAR-X add-on for Digital Elevation Measurement) mission is to generate a global digital elevation model.
SATCOMBw stands for the satellite-based communication system of the German Armed Forces. As part of SATCOMBW 2 are two dedicated satellites which have different positions in geostationary orbit.
TerraSAR-X is an operational, advanced SAR-satellite system for scientific and commercial applications that will be realized in a public-private partnership between DLR and Astrium GmbH.
GSOC operates the Columbus Control Center (Col-CC) for the European Columbus laboratory.
Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)
The German Space Operations Center in Oberpfaffenhofen supports with its ground infrastructure the planned ESA ATV-missions.
GRACE - Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment
The GRACE mission is a joint German-American project. The primary objective of the GRACE mission is to obtain accurate global models for the mean and time variable components of the earth´s gravity field.
DLR Columbus Control Center Blog
DLR PHILAE Blog
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