DLR videos about mission 'horizons'

Here you will find a series of DLR videos about Alexander Gerst's mission to the International Space Station (ISS) for his mission 'horizons'.


TRANSPARENT - Observing the behaviour of molten materials as they solidify in microgravity


Immuno-2 - Examining the stress-related weakening of the immune system


Trailer: Alexander Gerst's mission 'horizons' (German only)


Alexander Gerst's launch to the ISS - seen from the visitor platform in Baikonur


Trailer: CIMON - the intelligent astronaut assistant

The Crew Interactive MObile companioN (CIMON) is able to see, hear, understand, speak – and fly. It is roughly spherical, has a diameter of 32 centimetres and weighs five kilograms.

The technology demonstrator is roughly the size of a medicine ball and will be used in the Columbus module of the ISS during Alexander Gerst's Horizons mission from summer 201. The DLR Space Administration awarded AIRBUS the contract to undertake the CIMON project using funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), and it was specially developed for use in the European Columbus module on the ISS.


Trailer: Animal observation from space - ICARUS


ICARUS - research on animal migrations

ICARUS is a system for global tracking of animal migrations. Using miniaturised transmitters attached to animals, data on their migrations can be gathered and sent to the International Space Station (ISS). Registered in a database, this information will help to protect animals, to better understand the climate and the spread of disease, and to drive more sustainable agriculture. The ICARUS antenna block was transported to the ISS from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 13 February 2018.


Alexander Gerst on space traditions

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst talks from Baikonur Cosmodrome, just a couple of days before his second launch to the ISS for the 'horizons' mission. Video: ESA - European Space Agency


Summary of events before Alexander Gerst's launch to the ISS

From the last fitting of the suits to the traditional planting of a tree in Star City until the raising up into upright position of the Soyuz launcher. The last two days of the ISS Expedition 56/57 crew - from left to rigth: Serena Auñón-Chancellor, Sergey Prokoyev and Alexander Gerst - before their launch to the ISS on 6 June 2018 from the Russian Cosmodrome in Baikonur (Kazakhstan). Credit images: ESA, DLR.


First press conference from the ISS with Alexander Gerst. Video: ESA - European Space Agency


Home! Alexander Gerst arrives at the ISS.


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01/10/2018 14:45:46



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