Organization - DLR

Organization informations

Organization name
German Aerospace Center
Short name
Linder Höhe
Zip + City
51147 - Cologne

DLR has 30 locations in Germany: Cologne (headquarters), Aachen, Aachen-Merzbrück, Augsburg, Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Cochstedt, Cottbus, Dresden, Geesthacht, Göttingen, Hamburg, Hanover, Jena, Jülich, Lampoldshausen, Neustrelitz, Oberpfaffenhofen, Oldenburg, Rheinbach, Stade, St. Augustin, Stuttgart, Trauen, Ulm, Weilheim and Zittau. DLR also has offices in Brussels, Paris, Tokyo and Washington D.C.

In the fiscal year 2020, DLR's budget for research and operations was 1261 million euro, 44 percent of which was third-party funding acquired through competitive tendering. The space budget managed by DLR amounted to 1552 million euro (excluding EUMETSAT). Of this, the German contribution to financing the European Space Agency (ESA) was 945 million euros. Consequently, the ESA share accounted for 61 percent of the total space budget.

Around 305 million euros were allocated to the National Space Programme, which accounts for a share of 20 percent. For the research and technology sector, the total amount was around 301 million euros. The research space sector thus accounted for 19 percent of the total space budget. The DLR Projektträger funding was 2240 million euros and the Project Management Agency for Aeronautics Research and Technology had a budget of 202 million euros.