Visit from the European Parliament to the GCC
Niklas Nienaß, Member of the European Parliament visiting DLR GfR mbH
Niklas Nienaß, member of the European Parliament for the Greens/EFA, accompanied by Mr. Ceyhanli, site manager of the German Aerospace Center in Oberpfaffenhofen, visited the DLR GfR, which operates the Galileo Control Center in Oberpfaffenhofen on behalf of the European Commission, on Friday, March 4th, 2022. On this occasion, he learned about the development of the European satellite navigation system Galileo and its operation.
Welcoming the delegation around Niklas Nienaß, MEP in the foyer of the Galileo Control Center Oberpfaffenhofen
The Oberpfaffenhofen site is characterized by the Galileo Control Center, from which the constellation of 28 Galileo satellites is controlled, the Galileo Competence Center located there, and DLR’s Institute for Communication and Navigation.
DLR GfR is preparing for the next generation of Galileo satellites and is adding another building to the control center infrastructure. DLR’s satellite navigation site and proximity to the special airport make Oberpfaffenhofen an ideal aerospace location with a wide range of future prospects.
In addition to the visit to the Galileo Control Center, the representative’s agenda also included the Institute for High Frequency Technology and Radar Systems, the Institute for Communication and Navigation, the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics, and the DLR Earth Observation Center.
Managing Director Walter Päffgen explains the processes in the main control room of the Galileo Control Center Oberpfaffenhofen
View inside the main control room MCR of the Galileo Control Center Oberpfaffenhofen