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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”  
Passepartout Sherpa – a new stratosphere transportation system

Passepartout Sherpa – a new stratosphere transportation system

On the 13th of August the OEWF will launch a stratosphere balloon within the framework of the ISU (International Space University) in Graz, Lustbühel. The idea is to build a reusable, reliable carrier system for high atmosphere experiments. The concept […]
[Arrived] WeTabs for Rio Tinto :-)

[Arrived] WeTabs for Rio Tinto :-)

For our Rio Tinto expedition in April 2011 the 4tiitoo AG borrows us three WeTabs.
PolAres rover “Phileas” moves

PolAres rover “Phileas” moves

In the past few weeks the PolAres rover got wheels with their wheels suspension. Willibald Stumptner of the Austrian Space Forum made a visit to the HTL Kapfenberg (a technical college in South-Eastern part of Austria) to see for himself […]