The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is a national research center that conducts research in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security, and digitalization. DLR is based in Germany and has a number of research facilities and institutes located throughout the country.
One of DLR's main areas of focus is space research and exploration. The organization conducts a wide range of space-related activities, including the development of satellite technology, the exploration of other planets and celestial bodies, and the study of the Earth's atmosphere and climate. DLR also operates a number of space-based research facilities, including the Columbus laboratory on the International Space Station and the German Remote Sensing Data Center, which processes and analyzes data from earth observation satellites.
In addition to its space-related activities, DLR also conducts research in other areas, including aeronautics, energy, transport, and digitalization. The organization works with partners from academia, industry, and government to develop innovative solutions to a range of technical and societal challenges. DLR has a staff of over 8,000 employees, including researchers, engineers, and support staff.