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

Research

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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Upcoming Events

May 2017
05.05.2017 - 07.05.2017: OeWF Analog Mission Basic Training (AMBT)
Aug 2017
25.08.2017 - 27.08.2017: OeWF Analog Mission Advanced Training (AMAT)
Sep 2017
08.09.2017 - 10.09.2017: OeWF Qualification Rehearsal
Nov 2017
19.11.2017 - 24.11.2017: Beyond Earth Orbit: Solar System Exploration and Spacesuits
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Recent OeWF blog entries
Beyond teacher training: Exploring techniques to inspire next-gen explorers

Beyond teacher training: Exploring techniques to inspire next-gen explorers

From 09 – 14 Jan 2017 we hosted the Galileo Teacher Training program with the “Beyond Earth Orbit: Solar System Exploration and spacesuits” course. Teachers from Italy, Belgium and Germany joined us for 6 days at the OeWF Spacesuit Laboratory […]
Aouda Test Campaign 17A completed

Aouda Test Campaign 17A completed

The Aouda Test Campaign 17A was performed on the spacesuits Aouda.X and Aouda.S between 2nd and 06th January 2017 in Innsbruck and Seefeld. Testing was done on various subsystems of the suit to either commission new items, requalify evolved systems […]
The best pictures of 2016

The best pictures of 2016

In 2016 we celebrated the 25th anniversary of AustroMir – the first and only spaceflight of an Austrian astronaut – and we celebrated 10 years of AustroMars. Both events shaped the Austrian Space Forum and were very present in our […]
Paper on AMADEE-15 published in Acta Astronautica

Paper on AMADEE-15 published in Acta Astronautica

OeWF analog missions follow three priorities: safety, science and simulation. After making sure that missions are performed safely and no one gets hurt, the prime objective is to advance scientific understanding by conducting experiments, analyzing the data and sharing the […]

Testing the strength of the Aouda’s exoskeleton

I learned about the OeWF in a lecture about Mars held by Gernot Groemer at the University of Innsbruck. When the time came to find a project for the bachelor thesis for my mechatronics program, I remembered Dr. Groemer mentioning […]
ESA’s Council Meeting at Ministerial Level: Defining Europe’s future in space

ESA’s Council Meeting at Ministerial Level: Defining Europe’s future in space

On December 1st and 2nd, ESA’s Council will meet at the Ministerial Level in Lucerne, Switzerland. The politically highest decision-making body of ESA will have to make important long-term decisions which will define the future of European space activities in […]

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