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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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 […]
Vienna Comic Con: When Science meets Fiction

Vienna Comic Con: When Science meets Fiction

The second edition of the Vienna Comic Con took place on November 19th and 20th 2016 at the Messe Wien. The event is a spin-off of the well-known Comic and Science Fiction Convention in San Diego. Many Comic Con visitors […]

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