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Refuelling with hydrogen

Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with partners from science and industry, have developed a new method for producing hydrogen from diesel and biodiesel as part of the EU NEMESIS 2+ project. In future, this could be used in all areas where decentralised hydrogen production is needed – for example, for filling up fuel cell vehicles, or for processes used within the glass and steel industry. During the project, a prototype the size of a shipping container was also built and successfully tested. Thanks to its size this prototype can be integrated into existing infrastructure with relative ease.

Read more at: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-14787/#/gallery/20464  (KR)
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Save the date! 20 September 2015 – German Aerospace Day in Cologne 

On 20 September 2015, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and its partners, the European Space Agency (ESA), Cologne/Bonn Airport and the German Air Force, will be hosting German Aerospace Day (Tag der Luft- und Raumfahrt) in Cologne. On the day, DLR researchers will open the doors to their institutes and laboratories and allow the public to take a look at their work. There will also be a major aircraft exhibition, where visitors will be able to see DLR's unique research aircraft, German Air Force aircraft and an Emirates Airbus A380.

Find out all about German Aerospace Day at: 
http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-14731/year-all/#/gallery/20356 (KR)
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Want to attend the Space Generation Congress (SGC) and the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Israel this year? The deadline for our Standout Student Scholarship has been extended until the end of the month: http://www.spacegeneration.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1441&catid=80&Itemid=2798  (KR)
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Looking for an exciting career in space? Don't forget to apply for the German Trainee Programme before next Sunday 6th September: www.dlr.de/dlr/jobs/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10572/#GermanTraineeProgramme #GTP (KR) 
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#TerraSAR-X data is now available online! The German Earth-observation satellite maps the planet, producing 3D images to monitor temporal changes of the sea, coastal waters, land and Polar Regions. Fore more information on the TerraSAR-X data archive visit: http://sss.terrasar-x.dlr.de/pdfs/TSX-Archived-Data-2014-AO-1.1.pdf (KR)
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Bionics in aeronautics – Venus Flytrap used as a model for new flap design 

Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) are researching a morphing wing trailing edge that can be smoothly transformed into any shape and will make conventional flaps redundant. The flaps on the wings of today’s commercial airliners are actuated via a complicated mechanism. Their arrangement and the resulting gap when they are extended compromises the aerodynamics, increases fuel consumption and contributes to inflight noise. The new technology, on the other hand, is flexible, its movement being based on that of carnivorous plants. This enables the gap between the wing and the flap to be eliminated.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-14505/#/gallery/20241 (KR)
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‘Terrestrial astronauts’ for 60 days

For the next few weeks, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) :envihab research facility will be home to 12 men in good health, aged between 20 and 45 years. The men are test subjects for a long-term bedrest study – they will be confined to bedrest for two months with two weeks of experimental investigations and tests. Their beds will be tilted at an angle of six degrees below the horizontal, so that their bodily fluids shift towards the upper body; the bones and muscles in their lower part of their bodies will lose strength as a result of the lack of movement. “In this way we simulate the effects of microgravity on the human body,” says Edwin Mulder, leader of the study and a scientist at the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, about the study, which is being carried out by DLR on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA). “Our volunteers are, so to speak, terrestrial astronauts.” Half of the test subjects will undergo reactive jump training several times a week, which involves lying on a specially positioned training device. “We want to see whether this very intensive training can be an effective countermeasure to the deterioration of the bones and muscles.”

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-14750/#/gallery/20372   (KR)
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Ceres – unusual landslides and unstable crater walls

The lower the Dawn spacecraft flies over the dwarf planet Ceres with its on-board camera, the more puzzling – and exciting – the celestial body appears. “Some of the things we are seeing have never been seen anywhere else in the Solar System,” says Ralf Jaumann from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR). “Except for on Earth.” Dawn is now looking down onto the surface of Ceres from an altitude of just 1470 kilometres. The first images acquired from its High Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO) show a ‘pyramid’ with unusual landslides, unstable crater walls and chains of mountains. “We can only speculate about these things at the moment.” Where the bright stripes along the pyramid-shaped mountain come from and whether the surface of the dwarf planet is comprised of different materials are questions that the planetary researchers are still trying to answer. 

Full article and more images: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-14725/#/gallery/20333 (KR)

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
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#DLR at #MAKS 2015 in Moscow

The International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2015 is being held in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, from 25 to 30 August 2015. This is the sixth time that the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is exhibiting at the biennial Russian aerospace exhibition. With an exhibition space of 100 square metres, DLR will be presenting its concepts and technologies for the space and aeronautics of tomorrow. DLR satellite technology is the main focus of the exhibit.

All about the DLR stand at MAKS 

http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-14716/#/gallery/20325  (KR)
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Kontur-2 – Controlling robots remotely from space

Although only about 400 kilometres separate the Kontur-2 joystick and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) ROKVISS robot, the remote control operations that took place on 18 August 2015 were truly special: Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, flying aboard the International Space Station (ISS) over Earth at 28,000 kilometres per hour, controlled the robot on the ground while in microgravity. The connection between space and Earth is not one-directional – the ROKVISS (Robotic Components Verification on the ISS) sends data back to the joystick when contact forces occur on the ground. At 16:37 CEST (ISS orbit 3775), the metal fingers of the robot moved for the first time – controlled remotely from space. “At that moment, Kononenko not only saw what was happening using a camera, but, through the joystick, felt exactly what was happening with the robot in our laboratory,” says Jordi Artigas from the DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics. In autumn 2015 the first ‘tele-handshake’ will be performed between the ISS and Earth with this technology, when the DLR Robot ‘Space Justin’ remotely shakes hands with someone on Earth from space – with force feedback.

More info: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-14598/#/gallery/20315  (KR)

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It's not Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko... These days, it sports a green coma and two growing tails - meet Comet Catalina. Stunning, right? 
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Welcome to the German Aerospace Center! Pascale #Ehrenfreund is the new Chair of the DLR Executive Board 

Pascale Ehrenfreund took office as Chair of the Executive Board at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) on 17 August 2015. This places her at the head of one of Europe’s largest research institutes and its 8000 employees. (KR)
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Pascale Ehrenfreund took office as Chair of the Executive Board at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) on 17 August 2015. This places her at the head of one of Europe’s largest research institutes and its 8000 employees.
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