DLR is the research center of the Federal Republic of Germany for aviation and aerospace. Its research and development work in aviation, aerospace, energy and transport is integrated into national and international cooperation. On behalf of the Federal Republic, DLR as a space agency, is responsible for the planning and implementation of German space activities.
The research portfolio of DLR ranges from basic research up to the development of innovative and future applications and products. In its own large research facility, its own projects and also projects for customers and partners are developed. Furthermore, DLR promotes the next generation of scientists, conducts professional political consulting and strengthens the regions of its locations.