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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 implementation of the German space program by the German federal government as well as for the international re-presentation of German interests.
The DLR location in Oberpfaffenhofen is one of the largest research centres in Germany. Eight scientific institutes are located on the premises not far from the Munich-Lindau autobahn A96. Currently, this location holds a labour force of about 1,200 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 research centre accommodates the national centre for space mission control. This facility will play an important role in operation of the European satellite navigation system Galileo. The main mission control facility of this project will be located at DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen.

Fields of Activity
•    Aeronautics
•    Space Agency
•    Space Flight
•    Transport research    
•    Energy technology

Range of Services

•    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


Managing Director DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
Dr. Reinhold Busen

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

Tel.: +49 8153 28 - 2420