German Aerospace Center
DLR conducts space research at the highest level and develops innovative energy and mobility concepts. In doing so, the Helmholtz Center focuses on issues of security and digitalization. DLR's headquarters are in Cologne. A total of around 10,000 employees are active at 30 other locations. Together, they tackle complex issues in aerospace and mobility: The experts explore space, develop low-emission aircraft, test new propulsion technologies and send satellites into orbit for Earth observation. On behalf of the German federal government, DLR is also home to the German Space Agency, whose tasks include designing and implementing the national aerospace program and managing Germany's contributions to the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).
PhD students in 2020
visiting scientists from 96 countries in 2020