DLR is the Federal Republic of Germany’s research centre for aeronautics and space. The organisation also completes research in the areas of energy, transport, security and digitalisation. Acting on behalf of the federal government, the DLR Space Administration designs and implements Germany’s space programme, together with national and international partners. DLR is also the umbrella organisation for two project management agencies that promote research.
DLR has approximately 8600 employees at 27 locations in Germany. It also has international offices in Brussels, Paris, Tokyo and Washington D.C.