The German Aerospace Center (DLR) was established in 1956 and is headquartered in Cologne. It is one of the main research and development institutions in Germany. DLR is a public-law corporation directly responsible to the Federal Government's departments for defense, transportation, education, and research.
DLR's main mission is to conduct research and development in the fields of space technology, aviation technology, energy technology, and transportation systems technology, and to provide technical support and consulting services to the German government and the commercial sector. Its research areas include astronomy, space physics, space medicine, aircraft technology, flight control, computational fluid dynamics, industrial research, and technology transfer.
DLR has achieved world-leading scientific results and technological breakthroughs in multiple fields. For example, in the field of solar energy, DLR has developed highly efficient solar cells and solar power generation systems. In the field of aerodynamics, DLR has studied aircraft aerodynamic characteristics and developed aircraft optimization design and control systems. In the field of space science, DLR has participated in multiple international space exploration missions, such as Rosetta and Mars missions.
DLR collaborates with multiple international research institutions and enterprises worldwide to promote the development of global aviation and space technology and to promote human technological progress.
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