Daniel NOLKE

PERASPERA Program, European Commission H2020 • PSA & DLR Delegate

Daniel Nölke is working in the General Technologies and Robotics division of the German Aerospace Center DLR – Space Administration on space robotics and modular space systems since 2009 with a strong focus on smart and innovative approaches as well as technology transfer, innovation and commercialization. He is responsible for funding and monitoring various research projects in the national space program in the department of general technologies and robotics. Daniel Nölke initiated and leads the key project iBOSS.

On European level, he leads the German part of the European Commission’s Horizon2020 Strategic Research Cluster “Space Robotics Technologies” since November 2014 and is official representative of DLR to a European Commission’s Working Group preparing the next framework program for Space. As systems engineer he coordinated the German DEOS mission sensor system development and organized the SpaceBot Cup – a space robot competition – in 2013. Prior to DLR, he conducted research structural optimization and space debris at the Institute of Structural Mechanics and Lightweight Design of RWTH Aachen University. In this context he was delegate in the German delegation to the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee. In parallel he was CEO of the Space Research Forum of RWTH Aachen University. Daniel holds a university diploma in mechanical and aerospace engineering from RWTH Aachen University (Germany).


International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States