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Space, space flight, aeronautics, aerospace, energy, transportation, research, science
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NASA-DLR balloon mission chases silvery-white ice clouds

A thin layer of silvery-white ice clouds exists on the edge of our atmosphere. Known as noctilucent clouds or polar mesospheric clouds, they form at 83 kilometres above the poles of our Earth during summer. A recent +NASA long-duration balloon mission carrying an instrument developed by #DLR on board was able to observe these clouds over the course of almost six days at their place of origin in the mesosphere. The results will help scientists better understand turbulence in the #atmosphere, as well as in #oceans, #lakes and other planetary atmospheres, and may even improve #weather forecasting.

Full article: https://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-29919/year-all/#/gallery/32122
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New Mars Express HRSC images: Cerberus Fossae – young tectonic fissures thousands of kilometres long on Mars

The Cerberus Fossae are two parallel extensional faults that run almost 1000 kilometres across a young volcanic plain in the Elysium Planitia region. The High Resolution Stereo Camera system, developed by #DLR and operated on board +European Space Agency, ESA 's #MarsExpress spacecraft, photographed these striking rifts in January 2018.

Full article: https://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-29857/year-all/#/gallery/32036
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20-09-18
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DLR Study for Greenpeace - How must the passenger car fleet develop in order to limit climate change?

In a study commissioned by #Greenpeace, researchers from #DLR investigated how Europe's car fleet must develop in order to achieve the Paris Climate Agreement objective of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Full article: https://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-29854/year-all/#/gallery/32032

#transport #IntelligentMobility #electromobility #ClimateChange
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The date has been set! On 3 October 2018, after almost four years in space, #DLR and +CNES #MASCOT asteroid lander will separate from its Japanese mother craft +JAXA | 宇宙航空研究開発機構's #Hayabusa2 and free-fall onto the surface of the #asteroid #Ryugu.

#asteroidlanding

Full blogpost: https://www.dlr.de/blogs/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-5893/9577_read-1052/
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Thawing Arctic in radar view - Permafrost monitoring with latest radar technology in German-Canadian cooperation

Scientists from #DLR Microwaves and Radar Institute are developing special radar technologies and analytical methods that enable the highly accurate observation of permafrost. As part of DLR's Permafrost Airborne SAR Experiment, they are carrying out extensive measurement flights over the #permafrost region of #Canada. The first measuring campaign, which surveyed 10 test sites along a 2000-kilometre-long North-South gradient – from boreal forests in Northern Saskatchewan up to the Canadian Arctic coastline – has now been successfully completed.

Full article: https://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-29824/year-all/#/gallery/31985

#EarthObservation +Canadian Space Agency
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Why do research on the International Space Station? What are we researching with +Alexander Gerst on the ISS? The #German 🇩🇪 #horizons experiment TRANSPARENT-1 looks into how molten materials solidify in #microgravity. This will improve industrial casting processes on #Earth 🌍 & more How? Watch
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DLR technology for sustainable #agriculture - Airborne laser system aims to detect fungal infestation in vineyards

A buzzing noise fills the summer air above the Heilbronn Weingenossenschaft vineyards. The source – a small remote-controlled hexacopter hovering a few metres above the vines. Hanging below it is a black box – slightly larger than a shoebox – that contains a laser-based detection system. In future, researchers from #DLR aim to use this to detect fungal infestation in vineyards at an early stage, in order to prevent crop failure and reduce the use of agricultural chemicals.

Full article: https://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-29464/year-all/#/gallery/31810

#aviation #safety #sustainability
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Next Generation Car - Crash tests under way: a lightweight body for the cars of tomorrow

Small, light and electrically-powered vehicles are set to define the nature of city and regional commuter #transport in future, alongside public #transport. As part of the #NextGenerationCar (NGC) project, researchers from #DLR have developed an innovative concept for small vehicles: the Safe Light Regional Vehicle (SLRV). "With the SLRV, the focus is on building a very lightweight body in order to make driving as resource-efficient as possible. At the same time, we want to offer a very high degree of passive safety, which is often insufficient for existing vehicles in the lightweight vehicle segment," says Gerhard Kopp.

Full article: https://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-29340/year-all/#/gallery/31720
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Installation of DLR's hyperspectral #camera in space - DESIS gets its own spot on the International Space Station

Its view of Earth will be something special: The DESIS hyperspectral instrument has 235 spectral channels to look at our planet and observe the changes in land and water surfaces. On 27 August 2018 at about 21:00 CEST, the instrument developed by #DLR and equipped with a robotic arm was taken out of the airlock of the +International Space Station#ISS and installed on the MUSES platform located on the space station's exterior.

Full article: https://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-29560/year-all/#/gallery/31849

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Remote sensing for the environment: DLR-developed MACS camera measures changes to permafrost soil

DLR supports the campaign with the MACS polar aerial camera, providing high-resolution images in the visible and near-infrared ranges. To get a better understanding of #climate processes in the #Arctic, scientists from #DLR, +Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung and the German Research Centre for Geosciences investigate and acquire images of the region.

Full article: https://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-29463/year-all/#/gallery/31816
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