Nutzung des Kosmos

English translation: Use of Outer Space

14:27 Apr 3, 2013
German to English translations [PRO]
Science - Aerospace / Aviation / Space
German term or phrase: Nutzung des Kosmos
I'm not really sure what is meant here:

"Aufgabe des IKF waren Erforschung und Nutzung des Kosmos, die Entwicklung und der Bau von Bordgeräten und Bodenausrüstungen."

Paragraph:

"Für die Grundlagenforschung war in der SBZ und der DDR die Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR verantwortlich. Mit 17000 Mitarbeitern war sie die größte deutsche Forschungseinrichtung. Die so genannten Kosmoswissenschaften waren in Potsdam, Berlin und Thüringen angesiedelt. In Potsdam befanden sich das Astrophysikalische Observatorium sowie das Geodätische Institut auf dem Telegraphenberg, die Sternwarte in Babelsberg und das Astronomische Recheninstitut in Babelsberg. In Berlin waren unter anderem das Heinrich-Hertz-Institut für Schwingungsforschung und das Institut für Optik und Feinmechanik in Adlershof für die Kosmosforschung von Bedeutung. Das Adlershofer Institut für Kosmosforschung (IKF) ging aus dem Institut für Elektronik hervor. Aufgabe des IKF waren Erforschung und Nutzung des Kosmos, die Entwicklung und der Bau von Bordgeräten und Bodenausrüstungen."

Source: http://www.dlr.de/100Jahre/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-2565/44...

My quick attempt: "The IKF was responsible for researching and making use of the cosmos, as well as developing and manufacturing airborne and ground-based equipment."

Thanks.
Daniel Gray
Germany
Local time: 16:31
English translation:Use of Outer Space
Explanation:
Exploration and Use of Outer Space

"Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies"
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Michael Martin, MA
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Local time: 10:31
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Use of Outer Space


Explanation:
Exploration and Use of Outer Space

"Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies"


    Reference: http://www.state.gov/t/isn/5181.htm
Michael Martin, MA
United States
Local time: 10:31
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  David Friemann, MA: "Use of Outer Space", despite sounding completely megalomaniac, is what I would have said, probably right down to the reference. Sounds perfect to my ears!
9 mins
  -> Yes, it does sound quite ambitious :-)

agree  dkfmmuc: An agree. Live long and prosper :-)
36 mins
  -> And you, dkfmmuc.

agree  Nicole Islinger: "Use of outer space" is correct :-) Note: "Nutzung des Weltraums" is the correct German expression. "Nutzung des Kosmos" is "East-German" in close terminology to Russian, going back to the early days of the space race..."
1 hr
  -> I agree. Reminded me of Good Bye Lenin

agree  Thayenga: :)
16 hrs
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