DLR Space Operations is the central institution for spaceflight operations in Germany. This responsibility includes satellite missions for Earth observation, science and communication missions as well as the exploration of the Solar System and human spaceflight missions. Furthermore, astronauts are trained, space experiments are prepared and sounding rockets are developed and launched from sites around the world. DLR is also working on new technologies, such as on-orbit-servicing, in order to master even the most difficult space projects of the future.
Facility Space Operations and Astronaut Training
Visitor area at the German Space Operations Center
The visitor area offers a view into the four large control rooms K1-K4. The operation of the European space laboratory Columbus as well as various satellite missions takes place from these.
Columbus Control Centre – the STRATOS position in the Columbus Control Centre in Oberpfaffenhofen is responsible for the life support system, the thermal control system, the power system, data management, communications and video in the Columbus laboratory.