News from the member institutes

press release IOF / 17.10.2022

HYPERSPACE research project aims to create basis for intercontinental quantum network

Researchers from Europe and Canada want to jointly create the basis for an intercontinental network for quantum communication. The HYPERSPACE project will focus on the investigation of the distribution of entangled photons via satellite. The research project has now started its three-year term.

press release FHR / 07.09.2022

Successful measurements: Space surveillance radar GESTRA reliably detects space objects

The space surveillance radar GESTRA (German Experimental Space Surveillance and Tracking Radar) developed by Fraunhofer FHR on behalf of the German Space Agency at DLR is delivering promising results. As part of a series of mea-surements, several experiments were conducted with the system operated by the German Armed Forces Space Situational Awareness Center (WRLageZ) at the GESTRA site on Schmidtenhöhe in Koblenz.


press release / 01.08.2022

Fraunhofer technology provides environmental satellites with vision

Pieces of plastic in the sea, chlorophyll content in bodies of water, the degree of drought in fields – since April 2022, the German environmental satellite EnMAP has been orbiting our Earth and will be collecting myriad data during its five-year mission. The Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems IMM and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF have developed various core components for the optical system of the hyperspectral satellite.

Upcoming Events

Science Year 2023


Under the motto "Our Universe," science, politics and society are jointly looking from Earth into space and back. A diverse program illuminates the topic from different perspectives and invites an exciting exchange with science and research.

Fraunhofer is participating with various activities: with three exhibits on the challenge of space debris, nanosatellites and environmental protection from space, which can be seen on the MS Wissenschaft, as well as with the exhibition "Down to Earth Space Technology" at the Fraunhofer Forum Berlin and the Citizens' Lab Earth Observations.

February 7th, 2023 - February 8th, 2023
Fraunhofer-Forum Berlin

Future Security

The Fraunhofer VVS Forum for Safety and Security Research is a meeting platform for researchers, experts and other stakeholders from science, industry and politics in Germany. Fraunhofer AVIATION & SPACE will be on site to present the ERNST nanosatellite and other Fraunhofer technologies for space.

April 17th, 2023 - April 21st, 2023
Exhibition Center Hannover

Hannover Messe 2023

The Hannover Messe is globally one of the most important industrial platforms and focuses on innovative technologies for the global industrial transformation. Several institutes will be represented at the joint booth of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Additionally, the Space office is organizing a panel on the Tech Transfer Stage in Hall 2 on the topic of space travel together with DLR and BDI. We are looking forward to presenting our know-how and technologies.

May 2023 - September 2023
Diverse locations in Germany

MS Wissenschaft

The MS Wissenschaft is an exhibition ship that travels around Germany and Austria for several months a year, stopping at many stations to make the exhibits on board accessible to visitors. For the year 2023 we have participated in the exhibition with the motto "Our Universe" with exhibits on our research on satellites and observation of near-Earth space.

June 19th, 2023 - June 25th, 2023
Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Center

International Paris Air Show SIAE 2023

The Paris Air Show takes place every 2 years at Le Bourget Airport near Paris and is one of the most important air shows in the world. We will be represented on the joint booth of the BDLI with several institutes and interesting exhibits.

November 14th, 2023 - November 16th, 2023
Exhibition Center Bremen

Space Tech Expo Europe 2023

Space Tech Expo Europe is Europe's largest exhibition and B2B event for the space industry. We will again be present as an alliance with a joint booth for our space-related institutes.


Business unit SPACE

Appelsgarten 2

53879 Euskirchen


+49 2251 18 - 0

Business unit AVIATION

Wiener Straße 12 

28359 Bremen


+49 421 2246 - 0