The German Aerospace Center

Knowledge for Tomorrow

DLR is the Federal Republic of Germany's research centre for aeronautics and space. We conduct research and development activities in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation. The German Space Agency at DLR plans and implements the national space programme on behalf of the federal government. Two DLR project management agencies oversee funding programmes and support knowledge transfer. Climate, mobility and technology are changing globally. DLR uses the expertise of more than 55 research institutes and facilities to develop solutions to these challenges. More than 10,000 employees (as of February 2021) share a mission – We are committed to researching and developing technologies for a sustainable future. In this way, we contribute to strengthening Germany as a centre of knowledge and business.