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    At DLR engines are investigated in various ways

    At DLR en­gines are in­ves­ti­gat­ed in var­i­ous ways

    May 25, 2022 
    The en­gine is the heart of the air­craft's propul­sion sys­tem. At DLR, it is put through its paces: dig­i­tal­ly on the com­put­er and in re­al life on test bench­es such as the M2VP (mul­ti­stage twin-shaft ax­i­al com­pres­sor test bench) at the In­sti­tute of Propul­sion Tech­nol­o­gy in Cologne.
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    Infographic about the MARE experiment

    In­fo­graph­ic about the MARE ex­per­i­ment

    May 16, 2022 
    For the MARE ex­per­i­ment, the ra­di­a­tion mea­sur­ing man­nequin Hel­ga will fly with her 'twin sis­ter' Zo­har to the Moon and back in the Ori­on space­craft to mea­sure ra­di­a­tion and eval­u­ate the As­tro­Rad ra­di­a­tion pro­tec­tion vest as part of NASA's Artemis I mis­sion.
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    Arrival of ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer at Cologne/Bonn Airport

    Ar­rival of ESA as­tro­naut Matthias Mau­r­er at Cologne/Bonn Air­port

    May 7, 2022 
    At 00:40, a Ger­man armed forces air­craft with Matthias Mau­r­er on board ar­rived in the mil­i­tary sec­tion of Cologne/Bonn Air­port.
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    Exiting the Crew Dragon capsule

    Ex­it­ing the Crew Drag­on cap­sule

    May 6, 2022 
    Credit: NASA TV  |  Download
    On 6 May 2022 at 06:43 CEST, ESA as­tro­naut Matthias Mau­r­er and his NASA Crew 3 col­leagues Thomas Marsh­burn, Ra­ja Chari and Kay­la Bar­ron splashed down in the Gulf of Mex­i­co off the coast of Tam­pa, Flori­da on board the Drag­on cap­sule 'En­durance'. Af­ter be­ing re­cov­ered by the SpaceX ves­sel Shan­non, the crew is helped out of the cap­sule.
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    Happy homecoming

    Hap­py home­com­ing

    May 6, 2022 
    Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani  |  Download
    Thumbs up! - ESA as­tro­naut Matthais Mau­r­er af­ter ex­it­ing the Crew Drag­on space­craft En­durance on board the SpaceX re­cov­ery ship. Mau­r­er and his NASA crew­mates Ra­ja Chari, Kay­la Bar­ron and Tom Marsh­burn land­ed in the Gulf of Mex­i­co off the coast of Tam­pa, Flori­da, on 6 May 2022.
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    Video still: Evora Molten Salt Platform EMSP

    Video: Évo­ra Molten Salt Plat­form (EM­SP) – The next gen­er­a­tion of so­lar ther­mal parabol­ic trough pow­er plants

    May 25, 2022 
    Length: 00:01:28
    Parabol­ic trough pow­er plants con­vert so­lar en­er­gy in­to heat and then in­to elec­tric­i­ty. To do this, they con­cen­trate sun­light with long mir­ror troughs ar­ranged in rows. Us­ing so­lar pow­er they heat a ther­mal trans­fer medi­um, which can then be used im­me­di­ate­ly or stored for lat­er.
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    Video still: Intelligent charging management

    Video: In­tel­li­gent charg­ing man­age­ment

    May 16, 2022 
    Length: 00:01:25
    The more ve­hi­cles that are elec­tri­cal­ly pow­ered, the more im­por­tant in­tel­li­gent charg­ing man­age­ment and the ef­fi­cient con­nec­tion of the en­er­gy and trans­port sec­tors be­come.
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    Video still - Livestream - Return Crew-3

    Video: SpaceX – Crew-3 Mis­sion | Re­turn

    May 6, 2022 
    Length: 02:17:55
    On 5 May at 07:20 CEST, Drag­on and the Crew-3 as­tro­nauts au­tonomous­ly un­docked from the In­ter­na­tion­al Space Sta­tion ISS to re­turn to Earth. Af­ter per­form­ing a se­ries of de­par­ture burns to move away from the space sta­tion, Drag­on con­duct­ed mul­ti­ple or­bit-low­er­ing ma­neu­vers, jet­ti­son its trunk, and re-en­tered Earth's at­mo­sphere for splash­down off the coast of Flori­da ap­prox­i­mate­ly 23.5 hours lat­er on 6 May at 00:43 lo­cal time (06:43 CEST). Aboard the space­craft Crew-3 as­tro­nauts Ra­ja Chari, Tom Marsh­burn, Kay­la Bar­ron, and Matthias Mau­r­er, who flew to the space sta­tion on Drag­on when Fal­con 9 launched the space­craft from Launch Com­plex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Cen­ter in Flori­da at 03:03 CET on 11 Novem­ber 2021.
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    Video still: Sebastian Fischer, EnMAP project manager explains the special features of the FirstLight and what conclusions can already be drawn from this data.

    The first im­ages from the En­MAP en­vi­ron­men­tal satel­lite

    May 5, 2022 
    Credit: German Space Agency at DLR  |  Download
    Length: 00:02:21
    The hy­per­spec­tral satel­lite En­MAP has de­liv­ered its first Earth ob­ser­va­tion im­ages. Project Man­ag­er Se­bas­tian Fis­ch­er ex­plains the im­ages and the con­clu­sions that can al­ready be drawn from them.
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    Successful ‘Moon landing’ using the DLR robotic motion simulator

    Suc­cess­ful ‘Moon land­ing’ us­ing the DLR robot­ic mo­tion sim­u­la­tor

    April 6, 2022 
    Length: 00:05:59
    Eu­ro­pean Space Agen­cy (ESA) as­tro­naut Rober­to Vit­tori has test­ed var­i­ous lu­nar land­ing ma­noeu­vres for the first time in the flight deck of the ‘DLR Robot­ic Mo­tion Sim­u­la­tor’. The mo­tion sim­u­la­tor was de­vel­oped at the DLR In­sti­tute of Sys­tem Dy­nam­ics and Con­trol and al­lows for ex­treme tilt an­gles and ma­noeu­vres. The ex­per­i­ment is part of the ESA project ‘Hu­man-in-the-Loop Flight Ve­hi­cle En­gi­neer­ing for Ex­plo­ration Mis­sions’. With­in this project, tech­nol­o­gy stud­ies are be­ing car­ried out for crewed land­ings at the Moon’s South Pole.The main goals are to eval­u­ate hu­man-ma­chine in­ter­faces and as­sis­tance func­tions for space­craft. DLR re­searchers are al­so study­ing how the con­di­tions and ef­fects of mo­tion that oc­cur in low­er grav­i­ty can best be sim­u­lat­ed on Earth.

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