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Next Mars Analog Mission might take place in Egypt

Next Mars Analog Mission might take place in Egypt

OeWF Representatives meet with Egyptian Space Agency At the invitation of the Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA), a few days ago representatives of the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) met the CEO of the Egyptian Space Agency, Prof. Dr. Mohamed El-Koosy, high-ranking […]
Shaping the future of space debris with talented students from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria “FH Upper Austria, Campus Steyr”

Shaping the future of space debris with talented students from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria “FH Upper Austria, Campus Steyr”

Just when world politics is discussing corona pandemics, climate change and clean energy, young students from “FH Upper Austria, Campus Steyr”, made a leap forward and designed their first satellites with the mission to retrieve space debris from the orbit […]
Nanosatellite ADLER-1 successfully launched

Nanosatellite ADLER-1 successfully launched

Detection of Space debris in Low Earth Orbit about to beginkann beginnen Today, Virgin Orbit launched the first privately funded Austrian satellite into orbit. ADLER-1 will use two devices to detect (micro) space debris that can be dangerous for satellites […]
The OeWF logo is better known than we sometimes realize

The OeWF logo is better known than we sometimes realize

Occasionally we experience interesting things, related to our equipment. This was also the case for colleagues from the DEAR team on their way back from a space exhibition at an airport. The exhibits were packed in a card box. The […]
The best pictures & video of the year 2021

The best pictures & video of the year 2021

On the last day of the year, we traditionally look back and review the year in pictures. Who would have thought that also this year the COVID-19 pandemic would still put many obstacles in the way. Nevertheless, we were able […]
Back to Mars – From distant worlds to the red neighbour

Back to Mars – From distant worlds to the red neighbour

Our immediate neighbour planet – actually, that’s a bit close for my taste. At the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, I usually study worlds that are much further away: Extrasolar planets, i.e., those around stars other than the […]
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