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10.03.20 - Observing animal migration from space – ISS experiment ICARUS begins
Second attempt – the German-Russian International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space (ICARUS) experiment, which is installed on the International Space Station (ISS), will be put into operation on 10 March 2020.
DLR site Oberpfaffenhofen
The DLR site in Oberpfaffenhofen employs 1800 members of staff in 13 scientific facilities and is one of the largest research centres in Germany. Research activities here focus on participation in space missions, climate research, Earth observation, the development of navigation systems, and further developments in the fields of robotics and mechatronics
DLR site Weilheim
The DLR site in Weilheim has approximately 20 members of staff and is home to the satellite ground station, which is operated by the German Space Operations Center (GSOC). This site is the link between Earth and orbiting satellites and is used for communicating with spacecraft. As a satellite passes overhead, a communication link can be established, data exchanged and its orbital path continuously determined.
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The DLR headquarters are located in Cologne. The Executive Board, the central administration, the Technology Marketing department that functions as an interface between research and industry, as well as DLR’s Quality and Product Assurance organisation are all located here. In addition to this, approximately 1600 members of staff are employed across nine research institutes in the fields of aeronautics, space, transport, energy and security.
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