Fa­cil­i­ty Space Op­er­a­tions and As­tro­naut Train­ing

Visitor area at the German Space Operations Center
Vis­i­tor area at the Ger­man Space Op­er­a­tions Cen­ter
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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.
DLR - Image of DLR staff in front of the monitors at the STRATOS position in the Columbus Control Centre in Oberpfaffenhofen
STRATOS Con­sole
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STRATOS Console

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.
K1 control room
K1 con­trol room
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K1 control room

A view in­to the largest con­trol room for the Launch and Ear­ly Or­bit Phase (LEOP) of space mis­sions. It is equipped to run the Eu­ro­pean Colum­bus space lab­o­ra­to­ry and var­i­ous satel­lite mis­sions.
Control room of the Microgravity User Support Center (MUSC) in Cologne
Con­trol room of the Mi­cro­grav­i­ty Us­er Sup­port Cen­ter (MUSC) in Cologne
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Control room of the Microgravity User Support Center (MUSC) in Cologne

Con­trol room of the Mi­cro­grav­i­ty Us­er Sup­port Cen­ter (MUSC) in Cologne.
Aerial image of the facility in Weilheim
Aeri­al im­age of the fa­cil­i­ty in Weil­heim
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Aerial image of the facility in Weilheim

Aeri­al im­age of the satel­lite ground sta­tion of the DLR-run Ger­man Space Op­er­a­tions Cen­ter (GSOC). DLR makes use of sev­er­al satel­lite dish­es in Weil­heim. Dur­ing an open day, vis­i­tors can take a clos­er look and dis­cov­er how they are used.
The early-morning launch of the ATEK/MAPHEUS-8, prepared for and implemented by the DLR's Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA) division
The ear­ly-morn­ing launch of the ATEK/MAPHEUS-8, pre­pared for and im­ple­ment­ed by the DLR's Mo­bile Rock­et Base (MORA­BA) di­vi­sion
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The early-morning launch of the ATEK/MAPHEUS-8, prepared for and implemented by the DLR's Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA) division

MAPHEUS-8 launched at 04:21CEST on 13 June 2019 fol­low­ing a smooth count­down. The flight went as ex­pect­ed, with a max­i­mum al­ti­tude of 239 kilo­me­tres. The pay­load and sec­ond stage, equipped with sci­en­tif­ic in­stru­ments, were re­cov­ered by he­li­copter im­me­di­ate­ly af­ter the flight.

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.

Contact
  • Prof. Dr. Felix Huber
    Di­rec­tor
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Space Op­er­a­tions and As­tro­naut Train­ing
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-2701
    Münchener Straße 20
    82234 Weßling
    Contact
Research
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    Space Op­er­a­tions and As­tro­naut Train­ing: num­ber of jour­nal con­tri­bu­tions from 2014 to 2018 (28 per­cent of open ac­cess)

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    101
    number of non-open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)
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    40
    number of open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)
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    Space Op­er­a­tions and As­tro­naut Train­ing: num­ber of pub­li­ca­tions – 43 per­cent of open ac­cess (2014 to 2018)

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    number of publications of open access between 2014 and 2018 (43 percent)
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    number of publications of open access between 2014 and 2018
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    Space Op­er­a­tions and As­tro­naut Train­ing: num­ber of em­ploy­ees (2019)

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    75
    Female
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    258
    Male

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