The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is organised as a chartered non-profit organisation. The constitutional organs are General Assembly, Senate, Space Committee, Executive Board and Scientific-Technical Advisory Council. The DLR Executive Board has five members.
DLR's Corporate Communications is - on behalf of the Executive Board - responsible for Public & Media Relations, Online Communication (DLR Web Portal), Events & Tradeshows, Visitor Relations, Printings and AV-Media.
"Political and economic relations" is DLR's central organisational unit tasked with managing relations with the politics and business worlds.
The main department Strategy and International Relations (VO-ST) supports the board of directors in shaping DLR orientation and its implementation.
Information and points of contact on DLR's departments for Finance and Corporate Controlling and Human Resources and Legal Matters.
IT and communications technology are of growing importance for DLR's wealth creation. The rapid development of various technologies and processes means that the infrastructure used has to be continuously updated and optimised, if work is to remain effective and economically viable, while it is important to keep complexity manageable.
Technical Infrastructure supports Research and Development at DLR as an internal service provider with facility management services and the development and implementation of technical systems. The basis for these actions is our vision: "We are in demand as a cooperative service provider and consultant at DLR, and make a significant contribution to DLR's success."
An organised quality management process assures ambitious customers when using our products and services. This applies to the tasks of the DLR research as well as to those of the National Space Agency.
The central DLR staff council is established by law to represent the interests of the employees. One or two members of every local staff council are delegated to the central DLR staff council.
DLR conducts research with European and international organisations, such as ESA, NASA and the EU. DLR's offices in Paris, Washington and Brussels are the points of contact with these organisations. They represent DLR's work abroad.