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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 […]
AMADEE-20: 2nd week in isolation

AMADEE-20: 2nd week in isolation

Our 6 analog astronauts have already completed their 2nd week in isolation in the Ramon crater in Israel. They are only allowed to leave the habitat with our two spacesuit simulators and therefore the EVAs (Extra vehicular ) are very […]
AMADEE-20: 1st week in isolation

AMADEE-20: 1st week in isolation

Since this week, the isolation phase for our 6 analog astronauts has been running in the Ramon Crater in the Negev Desert = “Mars”. This means that contact with the rest of the world for the six of them takes […]
OeWF Mars Analog Mission – Isolation Phase starts today!

OeWF Mars Analog Mission – Isolation Phase starts today!

Analog Astronauts cut off from outside world until October 31st Following intensive preparations, the isolation phase of the 13th Mars Analog Mission of the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) starts today. More than 25 experiments will be conducted, including two in […]
Bridgehead phase AMADEE-20

Bridgehead phase AMADEE-20

This week was all about the bridgehead phase for our AMADEE-20 Mars simulation. The containers arrived in Israel, with Gebrüder Weiß taking care of transport and logistics. Many helping hands were needed to distribute all the equipment to the designated […]
Start of the AMADEE-20 Bridghead phase

Start of the AMADEE-20 Bridghead phase

Today the Bridgehead Phase of the AMADEE-20 mission started. The teams in Israel – consisting of analog astronauts and on-site support members – have their hands full with unloading and commissioning all equipment. Also some experiment teams are on site, […]
Forest Fires and Climate Change – Satellite Remote Sensing

Forest Fires and Climate Change – Satellite Remote Sensing

Preventive earth observation for the climate change Nowadays, topics concerning the global climate and its necessary protection receive more and more attention in the international media. Especially in recent weeks, months and years, the importance of prevention has become clear, […]