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TET - Technology Demonstration
TET-1 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.
PRISMA is a Swedish experimental and demonstration mission with participation of Denmark, France, Spain, Italy and Germany. Under lead of the Swedish Space Cooperation SSC, a series of experiments testing formation flying and rendezvous technologies were performed at GSOC.
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.
BIRD - Bispectral InfraRed Detector
DLR's satellite BIRD is intended to detect high temperature events such as forest fires, volcanic activity as well as burning oil wells and coal seams. The performance of these newly developped bi-spectral infrared array sensors and other components are beeing evaluated for these tasks.
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.
The SAR-Lupe System consists of five identical satellites, which were launched in intervals of six months. It serves the German Federal Armed Forces as a national reconnaissance system for monitoring areas of interest.
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