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DLR is Germany´s national research centre for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. As Germany´s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility for the planning and implementation of the German space program by the German federal government as well as for the international representation of German interests.

The DLR location in Oberpfaffenhofen is one of the largest research centres in Germany. 13 scientific institutes are located on the area after Munich. Currently, this location holds a labour force of about 2000 employees. The scientific institutes and facilities have put their focus on climate research, remote sensing of the Earth, extension of navigation and mobile communication systems, development of Radar, Lidar, and robot technology, and operation of research aircrafts.

In addition, the German Space Operations Center (GSOC) and the Galileo Control Center (GCC) are also located at the site, from which the Galileo satellite navigation system is operated and monitored.

Main activities
• Aeronautics
• Space
• Energy
• Transport
• Digitalisation
• Security
• Space Agency

• Technology Transfer
• Project Management

Institutes with optical activities in Oberpfaffenhofen
• Remote Sensing Technology Institute
• German Remote Sensing Data Center
• Institute of Communication and Navigation
• Institute of Atmospheric Physics
• Space Operations and Astronaut Training
• Microwaves and Radar Institute


Managing Director DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
Dr. Zekeriya Ceyhanli

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
Standort Oberpfaffenhofen
Münchener Str. 20
82334 Weßling

Tel.: +49 8153 28 - 2420