Buoyed by a funding upswing, German aerospace center DLR plans to build a broadband telecom satellite demonstrator and to fly a fuel-cell-powered aircraft that could help in the development of high-altitude UAVs. The agency expects to receive a 5-10% boost in research spending this year and next under a government plan intended to promote innovations that could lead to long-term economic growth, says Johann-Dietrich Woer­ner, chairman of the DLR executive board. Research spending this ...

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