German Aerospace Center


German Aerospace Center, German Aerospace, DLR

German Aerospace Center DLR is the national center for aerospace, energy and transportation research of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its headquarters are located in Cologne and it has other multiple locations throughout Germany. The DLR is engaged in a wide range of research and development projects in national and international partnerships. In addition to conducting its own research projects, DLR also acts as the German space agency. As such, it is responsible for planning and implementing the German space programme on behalf of the German federal government. As a project management agency, DLR also coordinates and answers the technical and organisational implementation of projects funded by a number of German federal ministries.

Locations of DLR branches in Germany

DLR is present in Germany at fourteen locations:


  • Augsburg-Universitatsviertel
    • Center for Lightweight Production Technology (Zentrum für Leichtbauproduktionstechnik)


  • Berlin-Adlershof
    • Institute of Planetary Research (Institut für Planetenforschung)
    • Institute of Transport Research (Institute of Transport Research)
    • Institute of Optical Sensor Systems (Institut für Optische Sensorsysteme)
    • Applied Remote Sensing Cluster
    • Project Management Agency - Information Technology
    • Institute of Space Systems, Department of System Conditioning (Abt. Systemkonditionierung)
    • DLR School Lab
  • Located at TU Berlin
    • Institute of Propulsion Technology, Department of Engine Acoustics (Abt. Triebwerksakustik)
  • Berlin-Charlottenburg
  • Berlin-Carnot-Strasse
  • Berlin-Zentrum
    • Project Management Agencies at DLR
    • Simulation and Software Technology


  • Bonn-Oberkassel
    • Space Agency (Raumfahrt-Agentur)
    • Project management for aerospace research and technology (Projektträger Luftfahrtforschung und -technologie)
    • Project management for DLR (Projektträger im DLR)
    • International Office of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) - pursues the goal of expanding the international connections of German universities, research institutions and companies
    • EUREKA/COST Office
    • EU Office of the BMBF
  • Bad Godesberg
    • Project management for DLR


  • Flight operations
  • Institute of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Institute of Composite Structures and Adapative Systems
  • Institute of Flight Control (Flugführung)
  • Institute of Flight Systems Engineering
  • Institute of Transportation Systems
  • Simulation and Software Engineering
  • German-Dutch Wind Tunnels (DNW)
  • DLR School Lab


  • Institute of Space Systems
  • Maritime Security Centre
  • DLR School Lab


  • Institute of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Institute of Aeroelasticity
  • Institute of Drive Systems
  • German-Dutch Wind Tunnels (DNW)
  • DLR School Lab
  • DLR Systems Engineering (Systemhaus Technik)
  • DLR Technology Marketing
  • DLR Central Archive


  • Department of Aerospace Psychology (besides research, also involved in the selection of astronauts and Lufthansa pilots)
  • Institute of Aerospace Medicine
  • Research Center for Air Transport Systems
  • DLR School Lab


  • Executive Board (Vorstand)
  • Institute of Airport Operations and Air Traffic
  • Institute of Propulsion Technology
  • Institute of Aerospace Medicine
  • Institute of Material Physics in Space
  • Institute of Materials Research
  • Institute of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Köln Wind Tunnel Department
  • Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, Solar Research Department
  • Space flight and astronaut training
  • Simulation and Software Engineering
  • Center for Solidification of Supercooled Melts (ZEUS) (Zentrum für Erstarrung Unterkühlter Schmelzen)
  • DLR School Lab
  • German-Dutch Wind Tunnels (DNW)


  • Institute of Space Propulsion
  • Institute of Technical Physics


  • Institute of Communications and Navigation: GNSS Validation and Completion Techniques (Validierungs- und Ergänzungstechniken)
  • Institute of Communications and Navigation: Ionospheric Effects and Corrections
  • Remote Sensing Technology Institute: Atmospheric Processes (Atmosphärenprozessoren)
  • German Remote Sensing Data Centre - National Ground Segment
  • Technology Marketing
  • DLR School Lab


  • Applied Remote Sensing Cluster
  • Space Operations and Astronaut Training
  • German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD)
  • Flight Operations
  • Institute of Microwaves and Radar Systems (Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Radarsysteme)
  • Institute of Communications and Navigation (Institut für Kommunikation und Navigation)
  • Institute of Remote Sensing Technology
  • Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre)
  • Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (Institut für Robotik und Mechatronik)
  • Institute of System Dynamics and Control (Institut für Systemdynamik und Regelungstechnik)
  • German Space Operations Center (GSOC)
  • DLR School Lab


  • Institute of Structures and Design
  • Institute of Vehicle Concepts
  • Institute of Technical Physics
  • Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Institute of Combustion Technology
  • DLR School Lab


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