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Don't forget, apply now for the Alpbach Summer School 2017. University #students and #graduates have until 31 March to apply.

Info & apply: www.summerschoolalpbach.at
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Learn more about these 3 terrestrial planets found in the habitable zone of a single star.

#habitableplanets #spaceexploration +Spitzer Space Telescope 

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This year's edition of the Summer School #Alpbach 2017 is 'Dust in the Universe'. University students and young graduates can apply again for this 10 day learning opportunity. For more information go to www.summerschoolalpbach.at

#spacescience #education

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Kepler's 'second life' – DLR researchers find six planets

In 2009, +NASA's #Kepler space probe was launched, embarking on a mission to hunt for #exoplanets. In 2013, due to the failure of two of its reaction wheels, the mission had to be modified.This 'second life' was dubbed #K2. Researchers from #DLR, together with colleagues from other institutions, have now analysed the K2 data and discovered six new planets around other stars, including two extraordinary companions to a star one and a half times the mass of the Sun.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-20965/year-all/#/gallery/25679

Image: ‘Hot Jupiter’. Credit: +ESO.
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DLR/NASA #DesignChallenge – Students design the aircraft of the future

Leading aviation technology in new directions with novel ideas and developing #aircraft designs that reinvent passenger flight beyond the sound barrier or that are revolutionarily quiet and low-emission – these are the two challenges that #DLR, together with +NASA, is tasking students within Germany and the United States. 

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German-French climate mission enters its implementation phase - DLR and Airbus sign contract for MERLIN environmental satellite

On 17 February 2017, #DLR and +Airbus Defence and Space signed a contract for the design and construction phases of the German-French climate #satellite MERLIN. From 2021, this small satellite mission will measure the methane concentration in Earth's atmosphere to an unprecedented level of accuracy and thus contribute to research into the causes of #climatechange.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/presse/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10172/213_read-21030/year-all/#/gallery/25776

Image: Artist's impression of MERLIN. Credit: +CNES/Illustration David DUCROS.
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Greater safety and efficiency at airports – DLR leads EU-funded research projects

The modernisation of air traffic management is one of the main challenges of current #aeronautics research. For this reason, the +European Union initiated the Single European Sky ATM Research Programme (#SESAR2020) within the #Horizon2020 research framework programme. Two of the projects with a focus on the safe and efficient #airport of the future are now being launched under the leadership of #DLR. 

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First burn test series provides valuable results

#DLR and the Brazilian aerospace agency Agencia Espacial Brasileira (AEB) have taken a big step forward in the development of a new rocket that is fuelled with oxygen and alcohol. The results presented here of the first burn test series for the upper-stage engine of a future Brazilian small launch vehicle demonstrate this. The tests with two newly designed injection heads were successfully completed in December 2016 within the framework of a German-Brazilian partnership.

#rockets #propulsion +Airbus Safran Launchers #Brasil

http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-20952/year-all/#/gallery/25674

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DLR at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin - More than 700,000 visitors at the 'COMETS' exhibition

The special exhibition 'COMETS – The #RosettaMission: A journey to the origins of the #SolarSystem' has been the main attraction at the +Museum für Naturkunde Berlin for the last six months. Conceived and prepared by #DLR in cooperation with the world-famous Berlin museum and the Max Planck Society, the exhibition ended on 26 January 2017. The museum estimated a total of 700,000 visitors, who not only learned about comets and the European Rosetta mission, but had the opportunity to stand before the four-metre large 1:1000 scale model #Comet67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-20846/year-all/#/gallery/25602

Credit images: © CD Werbeagentur/Eventfotograf Gerald Schmidt
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ISA and DLR are cooperating in the development of a vest to protect astronauts from radiation.

On 31 January 2017, during the 12 International Ilan Ramon Space Conference in Israel, #DLR and the Israel Space Agency (ISA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in the area of radiation protection for #astronauts.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-20866/year-all/#/gallery/2174
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