Aeronautics and space flight make substantial contributions to the way we live today. Aviation guarantees our global mobility and satellites enable worldwide communication. Remote sensing generates data on our environment, while the exploration of space leads to new knowledge about origin and development of the solar system, the planets, and, hence, about the creation of life.
Moreover, key industries, e.g. materials technology and new applications for medical and software engineering, profit from the innovations made in the field of aeronautics and space flight.
DLR serves scientific, economic, and social ends. It is the objective to enrich our lives through the means put at our disposal by aeronautics and space flight and to make a valuable contribution to securing and to shaping our future.
DLR - Research Enterprise
DLR is organized in compliance with and in the spirit of modern business management methods, with an emphasis on performance and goal-orientation. A modern financial controlling and external auditing guarantee continuous monitoring of all projects and achievements. If need arises, DLR is thus in the position to react with great flexibility to the demands of clients and partners, parallel to its long-term programmatic work. As prerequisite to assuring and maintaining international competitiveness in aeronautics and space flight, DLR seeks to cooperate and share workloads with national and European partners.
DLR - German Space Agency
As Germany’s space agency DLR manages the country’s space activities on behalf of and under the instructions of the federal entities responsible for those activities. On the basis of the policy objectives of the German government, and in collaboration and coordination with its German partners
- DLR plans the german space activities;
- DLR carries out the german space-flight programs and activities;
- DLR represents the interests of the German space-community in the international sphere.
Here DLR’s foremost goals are:
- strengthening the German aerospace industry and its role as an international partner and competitor;
- improving the quality of research and development and the utilization of their fruits;
- promoting the translation of technological developments into industrial applications and operational products;
- making space flight less expensive.