News 15.01.2021 New ESA chief: Europe must be at the forefront of rockets : Europe needs to be back at the forefront of the rocket market, according to the future director general of the European Space Agency (ESA). "We have to be at the forefront in launchers. The pressure is high, it is extremely high," Josef Aschbacher said at ESA's New Year's press conference in Paris. 30.12.2020 Galileo Green Lane - the mobile solution easing the traffic situation at EU Borders : To ensure the flow of people and goods throughout the European Union (EU), it is important to manage the traffic situation at the EU borders, including at UK-EU border, where traffic has accumulated following of the closure of the border with France, Belgium and Netherlands. The“GalileoGreenLane” mobile solution, developed in May by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) in collaboration with the European Commission, does exactly this – facilitating the free movement of traffic across borders by providing a real-time visualisation of the border situation to both border authorities and drivers. 26.11.2020 The 3D visualization tool PRo3D becomes open-source : In this press release VRVis introduces the 3D viewer PRo3D, which was developed for planetary research and is now available for scientific purposes. All News Portraits Face to Face with: Christian Adelsberger/Ubiq : Christian Adelsberger's company is the best proof that space technology sustainably improves our everyday lives. Women in Space: Dr. Barbara Imhof : Architecture and space - two things that many do not automatically associate with each other. But Dr. Barbara Imhof recognized the potential of this combination early on. Women in Space: Sandra Haeuplik-Meusburger : Unfortunately, women are still underrepresented in the space sector. But fortunately there are women like Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger, who not only serves as a role model, but is also actively involved in training the next generations of leaders. All Portraits The BMK welcomes a special visitor Dr. Josef Aschbacher visits the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Energy, Environment, Mobility, Innovation and Technology. Read more Space History Milestones in Austrias Space History : The appointment of Dr. Josef Aschbacher as General Director of the European Space Agency is truly a milestone in Austrian space history. But it's not the only one! In memory of the Sentinel-6 namesake: Who was Michael Freilich? : Many people cheered live when the Sentinel-6 mission started on November 21, 2020. But Austrian space fans often asked: Why is the satellite actually called Michael Freilich? Exactly the right time to introduce the person behind the name. A look back to Austromir on the International Day of Human Spaceflight : The 12th of April, the date the first human Yuri Gagarin went into space is celebrated as International Day of Human Spaceflight. 10 years CryoSat: Why it's so important to measure ice : On this day 10 years ago, Europe's first ever mission to measure polar sea ice thickness launched. Happy Birthday, UniBRITE and TUGSAT-1! : The first two Austrian satellites where launched 7 years ago.