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IGLUNA 2021 Field Campaign in Lucerne and online

IGLUNA 2021 Field Campaign in Lucerne and online

Attend the IGLUNA Field Campaign, which marks the end of a year’s work by more than 220 students from all over the world on the topic “A space habitat with remote operations”! Over the past academic year, 12 student teams […]
A picture is worth a thousand words.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Who captures the most fascinating moments for us? Our photographer Florian Voggeneder, who actively participates in our missions, has a special eye for the right moment. The tireless commitment of our photographers puts us in the pleasant position of being […]
Master’s thesis 2021 – Tools for geotechnical investigation on Mars

Master’s thesis 2021 – Tools for geotechnical investigation on Mars

My name is Michel Jakić and I’m an exchange student at TU Graz. I was born in Požega in 1997. I moved to Rijeka to pursue my studies. At the Civil Engineering University, I finished my bachelor’s thesis, and enrolled […]
“Science On Board”: Space Research Begins Underwater

“Science On Board”: Space Research Begins Underwater

The Hydronaut project is an underwater habitat that started operations last year and is currently the scene for analog space research. Dr. Miroslav Rozloznik, Flight Planner of the Austrian Space Forum, has just surfaced from an underwater analog space mission […]
Our media team builds bridges and brings the term analog research into the public eye

Our media team builds bridges and brings the term analog research into the public eye

Public relations in terms of education and international networking, press work for national and international media from newspapers to TV stations, social media activities for a large community on different channels, visuals for content creation, media production, visual orientation at […]
Ground Support – There’s a lot to do, let’s get going!

Ground Support – There’s a lot to do, let’s get going!

Who makes sure that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes? Who takes care of the organisation and coordination of the things necessary for the ongoing operation? Our Ground Support team! MAIN TASKS Regular operation:– Member and intern support – administrative […]
Our Safety Officer gives an insight into his work

Our Safety Officer gives an insight into his work

The safety of the mission depends on the preparation. The more precise the procedures are planned the better the risks can be analysed. Our Safety Officer, Michael Klicker, is responsible for planning precise procedures for the field crew and analysing […]
Creating a flight plan, what does that mean?

Creating a flight plan, what does that mean?

Nina Sejkora gives us an overview of the department’s main tasks and then answers a few questions so that the tasks of the team and processes are made concrete. MAIN TASKS Before the missionContact experiment teams and clarify the needs […]
The Planetary Defence Conference (PDC)

The Planetary Defence Conference (PDC)

From 26.-30. April 2021 the Planetary Defence Conference will take place in Vienna for the seventh time. Actually, that was the plan. The call for flexibility reached also the PDC- Organizers, so for the first time this conference will be […]
The best pictures of the year 2020

The best pictures of the year 2020

We are writing the last days of the year 2020 – a year, no one will forget anytime soon. For the first time, we had to postpone a planned Mars simulation. Also, our outreach & education activities were affected by […]

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