News Archive / Tagged: German Aerospace Center
European MASCOT spacecraft successfully lands on asteroid RyuguTomasz NowakowskiOctober 5th, 2018
An asteroid that could strike Earth is being studied by spacecraft, landers and rovers to provide clues about this potential threat.
Understanding Venus: New facility to simulate conditions on Earth’s twin planetTomasz NowakowskiAugust 3rd, 2018
The German Space Agency (DLR) has opened a new simulation facility at its Planetary Spectroscopy Laboratory (PSL) in Berlin. The facility could help scientists better understand the surface of Venus hidden behind the planet’s dense atmosphere.
Sierra Nevada partners with German Aerospace Center to develop Dream ChaserCollin SkocikApril 19th, 2015
Although the versatile Dream Chaser spacecraft, developed by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC ) Space Systems, was rejected by NASA under the U.S. space agency’s Commercial Crew Program, the company is proceeding with the development of its ambitious mini shuttle by joining with Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR ), the German Aerospace Center.
Germany wraps up a successful year in spaceTomasz NowakowskiJanuary 3rd, 2015
The past year – was a very successful and eventful one for the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Germany was active in the field of human spaceflight as the country’s astronaut, Alexander Gerst, spent six months aboard the International Space Station. DLR also played the lead role in the European Space Agency’s (ESA ) Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. […]
Testing begins on a new instrument to be added to NASA’s flying observatoryBritt RawcliffeJune 5th, 2014
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is getting outfitted with a new instrument which is set to provide astronomers and scientists with observations only possible from the sky. The high-resolution, mid-infrared spectrograph, called the Echelon-Cross-Echelle Spectrograph (EXES), began testing on the nights of April 7 and 9, according to Matthew Richter, leader of the […]
2016 InSight mission to Mars given the go ahead for constructionBritt RawcliffeMay 20th, 2014
This Monday, NASA’s Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) team was given the “green light” to begin construction on their spacecraft that will launch to Mars in 2016. Back in February, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of the National Center of Space Studies of France (CNES), signed […]
NASA Observatory Selects Educator Teams for 2014 Science FlightsPress ReleaseJanuary 10th, 2014
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, will become a flying classroom for teachers during research flights in the next few months.
NASA’s Dawn fills out its Ceres dance cardPress ReleaseDecember 8th, 2013
It’s going to be a ball when NASA’s Dawn spacecraft finally arrives at the dwarf planet Ceres, and mission managers have now inked in the schedule on Dawn’s dance card.