Austrian Space Forum (OeWF)

we are a network of space professionals and people with a passion for spaces in collaboration with national and international research, industry & policy institutions

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The OeWF conducts interdisciplinary research together with international partners on exploration strategies for future human Mars expeditions.

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Experts of the Austrian Space Forum share their knowledge and independent opinions on current space topics: unbiased, factual and reliable.

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Interested in space? The Austrian Space Forum is an active, cross-linked space association with a wide spectrum of topics – a true citizen science organisation.

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Upcoming Events

Oct 2016
14.10.2016 - 16.10.2016: European Mars Society Conference
Jan 2017
09.01.2017 - 14.01.2017: Beyond Earth Orbit: Solar System Exploration and Spacesuits
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Recent OeWF blog entries
Born to Explore Contest – a short summary of the winning entries

Born to Explore Contest – a short summary of the winning entries

The first human to land on Mars has already been born. Together with Franz Viehböck and the Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie (Ministry of Transportation, Innovation and Technology) we invited pupils and students of Austrian schools and universities to participate in the contest “Born to Explore”.
ESA Citizens’ Debate: Deciding Europe’s Future on Space

ESA Citizens’ Debate: Deciding Europe’s Future on Space

Silvia Gimenéz Torregrosa, OeWF member from Spain and OeWF Social Media team member, participated in the first ESA Citizens debate on 10th September 2016. Read her report about the first #ESACD2016 in Madrid.
European Rover Challenge 2016: Inspiring new explorers

European Rover Challenge 2016: Inspiring new explorers

From 10-13 September, the annual European Rover Challenge, Europe’s largest space and robotic event, took place at the Exhibition and Congress Centre near Rzeszów in Southern Poland. It once again consisted of two parts: A rover competition where young engineers […]

Building a spacesuit’s undercarriage

When I returned from my 6 months student exchange in Canada two months ago, the action was just about to begin. I had a fantastic time over there and got to experience at lot of cool stuff but the highlight […]
Caution and Warning Final Sprint

Caution and Warning Final Sprint

Project update: The Aouda caution and warning system (CWS) has been outlined in a number of previous posts, and we’re happy to report that progress is still being made! Anna Nelson’s internship came to an end a number of weeks […]
Solar power for Mars exploration – a first assessment

Solar power for Mars exploration – a first assessment

In July we announced a new partnership with the innovative tech startup Tespack from Finland.  Tespack produces outdoor-ready, wearable solar panels which are already integrated in a backpack or can be attached to your own backpack or the smaller ones […]