Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)

Space Agency and OfficeMember since 1985


DLR, the German Aerospace Center, is Germany‘s national research centre for aeronautics and space. Its research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport, defence and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures.

As Germany‘s Space Agency, DLR is tasked with the planning and implementation of Germany‘s space programme. In addition, two project management agencies have been established to promote DLR’s research. DLR conducts research into Earth and the Solar System, it delivers important data for the preservation of our environment and develops environment-friendly technologies to enhance power supply, mobility, communication and security. DLR‘s research portfolio ranges from basic research to the development of products for tomorrow.

DLR operates large research facilities for its own projects and also acts as a service provider for customers and partners from business and industry. It also promotes and encourages new scientific talent, provides advice to politicians and is a driving force in the regions that are home to its 16 sites.