Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)

About DLR

DLR is the Federal Republic of Germany’s research centre for aeronautics and space. It conducts research and development activities in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation. Climate, mobility and technology are changing globally. DLR uses the expertise of its 54 research institutes and facilities to develop solutions to these challenges. Its 10,000 employees share a mission – to explore Earth and space and develop technologies for a sustainable future. By transferring technology, DLR contributes to strengthening Germany’s position as a prime location for research and industry.

DLR site in Stuttgart

Generating, storing and using energy is the focus of research at the DLR site in Stuttgart. DLR Stuttgart is doing pioneering work towards the safe and controllable supply of renewable energy. These include technologies for large-scale energy storage and converters, solar thermal power plants and for the hydrogen economy and the coupling of energy sectors.

DLR site in Lampoldshausen

Making tomorrow’s spaceflight more efficient, cost-effective and safer with innovative propulsion systems and environmentally friendly fuels – that’s what around 250 DLR employees are working towards at the Lampoldshausen site. For over 60 years, they have been researching, developing and testing innovative technologies for chemical space propulsion systems on a test bed infrastructure unrivalled anywhere in Europe.

DLR site in Ulm

Quanta, artificial intelligence and supercomputers – research at DLR Ulm is focusing on key technologies of tomorrow: quantum technologies for high-precision measuring instruments in spaceflight, safe and secure AI development and applications, and high-performance computing for powerful next-generation batteries. The DLR Quantum Computing Initiative is building prototype quantum computers together with participants from industry, business, start-ups and research.


Pfaffenwaldring 38-40
70569 Stuttgart

Phone:+49 711-6862-0

Internet: Website

Facts & Figures

ca. 1200
europäische Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie, internationale Forschungseinrichtungen