25. October 2019

DLR and FAA are co­op­er­at­ing for the in­te­gra­tion of com­mer­cial space­flight in­to the air trans­port sys­tem

 DLR Air Traffic Validation Center - Flight Control Room.
DLR Air Traf­fic Val­i­da­tion Cen­ter - Flight Con­trol Room
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DLR Air Traffic Validation Center - Flight Control Room

DLR Air Traf­fic Val­i­da­tion Cen­ter - Flight Con­trol Room.
FAA Challenger Space Operations Room
FAA Chal­lenger Space Op­er­a­tions Room
Image 2/3, Credit: Federal Aviation Administration

FAA Challenger Space Operations Room

FAA Chal­lenger Space Op­er­a­tions Room dur­ing the SpaceX Fal­con Heavy Arab­sat-6A Launch, 11 April, 2019.
Signatory Procedure of DLR-FAA Memorandum of Cooperation at IAC 2019
Sig­na­to­ry Pro­ce­dure of DLR-FAA Mem­o­ran­dum of Co­op­er­a­tion at IAC 2019
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Signatory Procedure of DLR-FAA Memorandum of Cooperation at IAC 2019

Pas­cale Ehren­fre­und, Chair of the DLR Ex­ec­u­tive Board and Wayne R. Mon­tei­th , As­so­ciate Ad­min­is­tra­tor, FAA Of­fice of Com­mer­cial Space Trans­porta­tion.

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the Office of Commercial Space Transportation of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are seeking to identify the data that may need to be exchanged between United States and European Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) prior to, during and after a space launch or re-entry operation that is initiated in one country and traverses the airspace of another country. This data exchange should facilitate improved situational awareness, allowing US and European ANSPs to respond as necessary in the event of a vehicle failure. To this end, the FAA and DLR intend to bring together their unique capabilities using FAA's Commercial Space Integration Lab and DLR's Air Traffic Validation Center, located in the USA and Germany respectively.

In order to be able to cooperate and exchange data in the future, a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in the development of commercial space transportation was signed by Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair of the DLR Executive Board, and Wayne R. Monteith, Associate Administrator, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, on 24 October 2019. The signatory ceremony was held at DLR's stand at the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington, DC.

The MoC reflects the excellent collaboration that FAA and DLR have developed since the first Research and Development Cooperative Agreement of both establishments, which was signed in 2010.

Contact
  • Falk Dambowsky
    Ed­i­tor
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)

    Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Me­dia Re­la­tions
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-3959
    Linder Höhe
    51147 Cologne
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  • Sven Kaltenhäuser
    ATM Sim­u­la­tion
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Flight Guid­ance
    Lilienthalplatz 7
    38108 Braunschweig
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  • Dr. Dirk-Roger Schmitt
    Man­age­ment Ser­vices and AT-One
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Flight Guid­ance
    Lilienthalplatz 7
    38108 Braunschweig
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