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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 […]
Mars Analog Mission carried out successfully!

Mars Analog Mission carried out successfully!

Israeli President Izchak Herzog receives Analog Astronauts The Austrian Space Forum’s (OeWF) 13th Mars analog mission AMADEE-20 ended a few days ago. Over 200 researchers from 25 countries were involved. Marking the successful conclusion of the mission Israeli President Izchak […]
AMADEE-20: behind the scenes

AMADEE-20: behind the scenes

In Israel, our analog astronauts were supported by the On-Site Support team (OSS). This team consisted of analog astronauts, experienced field crew members and representatives of D-Mars. By the way, our mission photographer was on site in a double role, […]
AMADEE-20: Last Isolation Week

AMADEE-20: Last Isolation Week

Today at 13:45 CET, our 6 analog astronauts left the AMADEE-20 habitat in Ramon Crater for the first time in 3 weeks without a spacesuit simulator. This is the official end of AMADEE-20, our 13th Mars simulation. In the last […]
AMADEE-20 Picture of the Day

AMADEE-20 Picture of the Day

Day 21: 31 October 2021 21 days ago, today the AMADEE-20 habitat in the Ramon crater was officially inaugurated. On this day our 6 analog astronauts waved good-bye to our team in Israel to start the isolation phase. For 21 […]

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