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Earth observation for humanitarian aid

#EarthObservation satellites fly at distances of up to several hundred kilometres from Earth and can provide detailed information that assists relief workers on the ground. Now, this technology will be usable for humanitarian aid organisations such as +Doctors Without Borders / MSF-USA and the Red Cross in the next two years under the EO4HumEn+ (Extended EO-based services for dynamic information needs in humanitarian action) Project.


Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-18303/year-all/#/gallery/23428

+International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) +Universität Salzburg +SOS Children's Villages #DLR

Credits image 1 and 2: Copernicus Sentinel data 2016; Credit image 3: Z_GIS / DigitalGlobe; Credit image 4: Jakob Dall - Danish Red Cross.
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DLR technology for robot-assisted #surgery - International medical technology firm buys licence for commercial use

The surgeon sits at a console, while robotic arms perform his commands with high precision on the patient – making exact incisions, putting in screws or stitching severed veins in a tiny space. During the operation, the doctor can feel through the controls exactly what the instrument tips on the robot are doing, just as if he were holding them in his own hands. #Robot and human are working together hand in hand. "Our robot #MIRO makes the surgeon's work easier, for example by filtering out the slight irregularities in human hand movements or executing the surgeon's movements with high precision on a reduced scale, and thus optimising surgeries," emphasises Alin Albu-Schäffer from #DLR.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-18222/year-all/#/gallery/23380

Images credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
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Thoroughly tested before going into space - DLR investigates applicant suitability for 'Die Astronautin' (Female Astronaut) initiative

Out of 550 astronauts that have flown in space, only 60 have been women. The four female European spacefarers in this small group came from Britain, France and Italy. Germany has not yet had a female astronaut. In the late 1980s, German candidate astronauts Heike Walpot and Renate Bruemmer trained to go into space, but neither eventually flew on a space mission. Now the company HE Space is looking for the first German female astronaut to work and live on the International Space Station for 10 days. #DLR is supporting the project and is psychologically and medically evaluating applicants.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-18255/year-all/#/gallery/23402

Image: Tests at DLR Flight Medicine. Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
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BIROS – A small #satellite on the move

Forty degrees Celsius and approximately 60 percent humidity – these are the weather conditions outside. That is why the BIROS team is happy to work in the cool cleanrooms of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in #India for most of the day. They are working out here, as the launch date for the BIROS microsatellite is drawing near.

BIROS and its partner satellite TET-1 will then orbit #Earth at an altitude of 500 kilometres, from where they will each use two infrared cameras to keep an eye on forest fires and other high-temperature events.

#EarthObservation

Full Blogpost: http://www.dlr.de/blogs/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-7023/11643_read-893/

Image: Upon its arrival, the BIROS microsatellite had to be removed from its transportation crate. Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
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#Onthisday - Exactly one year ago, the Philae lander woke up from hibernation. Relive the moment:

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And, at #ILA2016 we also got a closer look at the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan #aeronautics
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BIROS fire detection satellite successfully launched into space

On 22 June 2016 at 05:55 CEST, the #BIROS (Bi-Spectral Infrared Optical System) microsatellite was successfully launched into space from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in #India on board a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The #DLR satellite will now search for high temperature events on Earth from an altitude of 515 kilometres.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-18339/year-all/#/gallery/23462

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The ‪#Soyuz TMA-13M capsule has found its way to #DLR site #Cologne‬. +Alexander Gerst, Reid Wiseman and Maksim Surayev successfully landed in the steppe of Kazakhstan on 10 November 2014 on board the capsule.

You can have a look at the 1,503 kg heavy capsule during German Aerospace Day 2017.
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Don't miss the #AUTOMATICA2016 fair stage programme "Soft Robotics: From Space to manufacturing" with Alin Albu-Schäffer of #DLR's Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics this Thursday 23 June at 10:45 CEST - https://t.co/Uww1jUF1tO

Image: AUTOMATICA - 7th International Trade Fair for Automation and Mechatronics. Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
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125 years of human flight – ‪#‎OttoLilienthal‬ was the pioneer of ‪#‎aviation‬. He was the first person to recognise that a curved wing can generate more lift than a flat one. Researchers at ‪#‎DLR‬ have now reconstructed Lilienthal's glider and examined it inside the wind tunnel.

Find out more about this exciting project on the dedicated site:
http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10897/

Otto Lilienthal Museum
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¿125 años? Y nos estamos yendo a Marte...
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Down under – SOFIA flying observatory with three instruments in New Zealand

SOFIA is in New Zealand for the third time – it visited the country in 2013 and 2015 as well. On 6 June 2016, the joint +NASA and #DLR flying observatory landed at Christchurch Internationl Airport at 01:37 CEST (11:37 local time). SOFIA will embark on the first scientific flight of this year's campaign in the southern hemisphere on 9 June. Equipped with the German-built remote infrared spectrometers GREAT and FIFI-LS, as well as with the US FORCAST. SOFIA will conduct a total of 25 observation flights until 20 July 2016.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-18172/#/gallery/23321
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Don’t forget to check out our ‪#‎flickr‬ stream for pictures of ‪#‎ILA2016‬
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dlr_de/albums/72157669179732365
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DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt / German Aerospace Center) auf der ILA Berlin Air Show 2016
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