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What is Analogue Research?!

What is Analogue Research?!

At first glance analogue research is a dreadful word. It sounds like analogue TV and a little out-dated. But that’s not the case, on the contrary. In order to understand what the term “analogue research” really means we have to […]
COURSE WEST – SOUTH – WEST – day 1: Italy/France

COURSE WEST – SOUTH – WEST – day 1: Italy/France

On thursday evening all crew members and some of the MCC members arrived in Innsbruck. Two Buchbinder trucks and two private cars have to be made ready to take the forums hardware (Aouda.X, Rover Phileas, Rover Dignity, several chests with […]
Departure

Departure

On 15th April the transfer of men and material from Innsbruck in Austria to Rio Tinto in Spain has begun. Ten people, four cars and a few hundred kilograms of luggage are travelling south. The mission has started. Our two […]
Why Rio Tinto?

Why Rio Tinto?

So what is Rio Tinto and where is it? Rio Tinto is a river in the South of Spain which is flowing through the region of Andalucia. The river discharges about 100 km from the city Huelva into the Atlantic […]
Earth to Mars – Final test run of a space mission

Earth to Mars – Final test run of a space mission

Several people in red shirts and black trousers wander around the hallways – all occupied with some task, and in the middle of it all we have Erich Proell on his Segway: Steering with his knees, he has got his […]
MCC/RSS dry run from a Flight Director’s point of view

MCC/RSS dry run from a Flight Director’s point of view

As the IT group was working throughout the whole weekend to get communication and telemetric infrastructure working at Rio Tinto’s MCC (Mission Control Center) at Innsbruck a first RSS (Remote Science Support) test run was conducted this Sunday. Rio Tinto […]
Japan: Satellites working during catastrophies

Japan: Satellites working during catastrophies

Natural catastrophies remind humans that they are still only second to nature on this planet. Sometimes we are not even second: When forces break open and move the ground, like it happened on the 11th of March at 5:46 (UTC) […]
Yuris Night 2011 & Polarstern prize award ceremony

Yuris Night 2011 & Polarstern prize award ceremony

This year’s Yuris Night will be a special one. 50 years ago, on the 12th of April the young Yuri Gagarin went into space. He was the first human who circled once around the Earth and made history! This should […]
Medical check-up for Aouda.X suit testers

Medical check-up for Aouda.X suit testers

Healthy like an astronaut: the two suit testers for the OEWF spacesuit simulator and their two backups are currently undergoing their final medical checks at the Institute for Sports and Alpine medicine and Health Tourism at the Natters Hospital near […]
All grand journey begin with a first step!

All grand journey begin with a first step!

Teaser Trailer for “Rio Tino 2011 Spain – Mars expedition simulation”