Knowledge for Tomorrow

DLR is the Federal Republic of Germany’s research centre for aeronautics and space. We conduct research and development activities in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation

An active member of the Helmholtz Association

As the largest institution in the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, DLR is responsible for the fields of aeronautics, space, transport and energy research.

 Germany’s major non-university research institutions come together under the Helmholtz name. They are dedicated to finding solutions to major and pressing societal issues relating to Earth and the environment, health, energy, the structure of matter and key technologies. The work also includes aeronautics, space and transport. Research and development work is conducted on topics that range all the way from fundamental principles to their application in the form of services and products.

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