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Space, space flight, aeronautics, aerospace, energy, transportation, research, science
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Today is #WorldPenguinDay! These curious birds keep GARS O'Higgins station in #Antarctica company through the year.

More about #DLR's receiving station: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-20483/year-all/151_page-3/#/gallery/25282

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25-04-17
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DLR at the +HANNOVER MESSE - Alternative fuels, low-emission gas turbines and air conditioning for electric cars

Carbon dioxide-neutral fuels are an important next step on the road to climate-friendly #energy supply. Energy researchers from #DLR will present how this kind of energy source can be manufactured and exploited in future, especially using solar power, at the Hannover Messe from 24 to 28 April 2017.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-22035/year-all/#/gallery/26888

Image 1: Synlight: Process for the production of #solar fuels. Credit: DLR / Hauschild (CC-BY 3.0). Image 2: HY4 - four-passenger #fuelcell aircraft. Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
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21-04-17
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Humanitarian Technology: High-tech for relief workers

#DLR supports the +United Nations +World Food Programme (WFP) through satellite-based risk mapping and early detection of critical weather/climate developments to help prevent, mitigate and prepare for natural disasters as an essential part of WFP's mandate to combat global hunger.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-22122/year-all/#/gallery/26876

#satellites

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Microsatellites, megaconstellations and strategies for combatting increasing volumes of space debris

On 15 February 2017, an Indian rocket released a record number of 104 satellites into space simultaneously. In addition to one 714-kilogram Earth observation satellite and two smaller technology experimentation satellites, the payload consisted of 101 microsatellites weighing between one and four kilograms.

What do launches of such fleets of satellites mean for research and for dealing with space debris?

Full interview with #DLR's Manuel Metz: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-22092/year-all/#/gallery/9464

#SpaceDebris2017 +European Space Agency, ESA +NASA +JAXA | 宇宙航空研究開発機構

Credit images: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
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18-04-17
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Interview with Karsten Lemmer, recently appointed #DLR Executive Board member for #Energy and #Transport.

Full article : http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-22034/year-all/#/gallery/26822

Image: Karsten Lemmer at the Institute of Vehicle Concepts. Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
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NGT CARGO: What freight #trains of the future will look like

Transport researchers at #DLR have developed an innovative, holistic #locomotive concept – the NGT CARGO. The concept aims to make European #rail freight more appealing and hence increase its market share. It is distinguished by a high level of automation, intelligent handling and high speeds. In this way, rail freight #transportation can be made more flexible and the capacity of the system can be increased.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-21934/year-all/#/gallery/26733

Image: NGT CARGO locomotive. Credit: DLR.
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The future of space transport: Will large #satellite networks change our way into space? - 5th #DLR Industrial Days at the Lampoldshausen site

The importance of global networks for the #aerospace sector has grown enormously. Increasingly widespread digitalisation and the spiralling volume of data generated are redefining the requirements for the space sector. Plans for a long-term expansion of large satellite networks as the basis for a global #communication system are becoming more and more apparent. In future, the operation and use of satellite networks in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) will enable a broad range of uses, such as Earth observation or disaster management.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-22066/year-all/#/gallery/26833

+European Space Agency, ESA +CNES

Credit image 1, 2 and 3: DLR/Frank Eppler. Credit image 4: +Airbus Safran Launchers.
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12-04-17
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Earth observation and satellite navigation: #DLR special prizes

The new season has begun: DLR is once again looking for the best application ideas in the fields of #satellite navigation and #EarthObservation for the European Satellite Navigation Competition (#ESNC) and the +Copernicus Masters.

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/year-all/

Credit image: Anne Kreuz.
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Since its launch in 2007, +NASA#Dawn mission has been travelling through space, exploring Vesta and Ceres, located in the Main Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter. Observations by Dawn indicate that the temporary atmosphere around dwarf planet #Ceres might be due to solar activity. Full article: go.nasa.gov/2o1Kfue

For more information about the mission and #DLR’s participation: www.dlr.de/en/dawn

Instrument: Framing Camera. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/PSI.
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Space Symposium 2017 in Colorado Springs - Common goals, joint missions

Delegates from industry, science and government from all over the world gathered at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs to discuss current and future developments in global #aerospace. In addition to senior figures from German ministries, #DLR was represented by its Chair, Pascale Ehrenfreund and by Executive Board Members Gerd Gruppe and Hansjörg Dittus.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10857/1527_read-22005/#/gallery/26789

Image: DLR stand at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. Credit: DLR.
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