Space Foundation signs MOU with German research arm

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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation has a new international partner – the German DLR, Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft – und Raumfarht.

The two organizations signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a U.S. –German Aerospace Roundtable as an informal discussion forum on subjects including space exploration, space transportation, ISS utilization, technology transfer and innovation, educational outreach, space situational awareness, space applications, applied remote sensing and disaster management, satellite navigation and communication.

The parties will meet host a roundtable meeting every year, alternating between the U.S. and Germany.

American and German company executives will be part of the group and will be able to exchange ideas between competing companies.

The Space Foundation and DLR both promote space activities and advance international collaboration in space. As Germany’s national research center for aerospace, DLR promotes German interests internationally by operating research facilities, implementing top-level research projects, promoting scientist and international outreach.