Founded in 2008, DLR GfR mbH is a company providing reliable, safe and secure aerospace services. The company develops value-added services for Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS), and is responsible for managing the constellation of the European Satellite Navigation System Galileo from the Galileo Control Center (GCC) in Oberpfaffenhofen on behalf of the European Commission.
As the main entity for Constellation Operations being responsible for conducting all tasks that keep the Galileo constellation in an operational state at any time, DLR GfR has its heritage in the field of satellite navigation. Its unique combination of competencies in both the satellite navigation and aerospace fields, however, empowers DLR GfR to transfer this knowledge to other areas and provide a high-level consultancy to a variety of critical infrastructures such as international airports or to stakeholders for navigation applications and digitalisation of smart cities.
Relying on its competences gained as a manufacturer-independent Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) together with many years of expertise as the Galileo Constellation Operator, DLR GfR is able to offer state of the art know-how for the aerospace sector. Based on Global Satellite Navigation Systems, the company offers its customers a market-oriented service portfolio, which extends from selection and implementation of drone detection technology to the establishment of a safe and secure CNS infrastructure for future mobility solutions such as autonomous driving and flying. The company thereby shapes future multimodal traffic concepts for all types of vehicles.
DLR GfR is a subsidiary of the German Aerospace Center DLR and headquartered in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.