Landing Technologies

The activities are primarily focussed on entry, descent and landing (EDL).

The technologies, technical tools and methods developed are applicable to exploration-type landers and RLVs (reusable launch vehicles).

Closely linked to our projects, we operate and develop our own supporting infrastructure of software tools and test laboratories for the development and simulation of the above-mentioned systems and for the real-time simulation of the dynamics and environmental conditions of space missions.

Background Information


Prof. Dr. Andreas Rittweger

Institute Director
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Space Systems
Robert-Hooke-Str. 7, 28359 Bremen