June 14, 2024

Security research at the 'Tag der Bundeswehr' 2024

  • The German Armed Forces open the gates of the Faßberg Air Base for 'Tag der Bundeswehr
  • The RSC³ presents DLR to a wide audience
  • Model of a rocket engine test facility is the public's favourite
  • Falko Mohrs, Lower Saxony's Minister for Science and Culture, visits the DLR Exhibition stand

'Tag der Bundeswehr' 2024 & 75th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Airlift in Fassberg

Since 2015, the German Armed Forces has been inviting the public once a year to 'Tag der Bundeswehr' (German Armed Forces Day) to gain an exclusive insight into selected barracks sites. On 8 June 2024, it was time again and the troops opened the gates of nine locations under the motto "We are here". One of these sites was Fassberg Air Base, which is the direct "neighbour behind the fence" of the DLR site in Trauen. In addition to the air force flight programme and the exhibition of various vehicles and large army equipment, the speech by Defence Minister Boris Pistorius was a highlight of the day.

This years 'Tag der Bundeswehr' in Fassberg was dominated by the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Airlift. The day before 'Tag der Bundeswehr', the RSC³ was represented at the commemorative event for the anniversary.

"The 'Tag der Bundeswehr' is an impressive event, which also gives us as DLR and our activities at the neighbouring DLR site in Trauen excellent visibility. My sicere thanks go to everyone who has contributed to this," says Mark Schmidt, Head of the DLR Central site.

The RSC³ presents the DLR in the region

To demonstrate our connection to the region and the Bundeswehr, the Responsive Space Cluster Competence Center (RSC³) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) took the opportunity to present the DLR to a broad and diverse audience on this day. The RSC³ looks back on a successful participation in the 'Tag der Bundeswehr 2024' in Fassberg. "The RSC³ is very pleased with the large number of visitors to our stand and the keen interest of the visitors in our exhibits - a successful event," says Andreas Ohndorf, Managing Director of the Responsive Space Cluster Competence Center (RSC³).

Visitors were able to discover a wide range of exhibits from our departments. The absolute crowd favourite was the model of the rocket propulsion for rocket propulsion systems. "We were able to get an incredible number of people of all ages interested in the model and space technology," said Nora Riedel, a scientist of the Competence Center's Launch segment. In addition to the model of the test stand, the RSC³ also exhibited the small satellite BORIS and the Optical Ground Station Trauen (LaBoT).

It was particularly important for us to inspire young talent for a career in the aerospace industry. The 'Tag der Bundeswehr' provided an ideal platform to give pupils and young adults an insight into the fascinating world of space travel and to inform them about possible career prospects at DLR.

Minister Falko Mohrs visits the DLR stand

We were also delighted to welcome Falko Mohrs, Lower Saxony's Minister for Science and Culture, to the DLR stand. Minister Mohrs showed great interest in our innovative technologies and developments in the field of Responsive Space. He took the opportunity to exchange ideas with our experts and gain a detailed insight into our work. The Minister's visit underlines the importance of the cooperation between the DLR site in Trauen and the state government in promoting future-oriented technologies in the aerospace sector. Minister Mohrs praised the commitment of our competence center and its contribution to strengthening the region in this area.