News 19.01.2022 Earth Observation, European Spacecraft & Astronaut Selection : At the ESA Director General's annual press conference, Aschbacher highlighted ESAs ambitions, brought a focus on positive developments - and also made clear that Europe needs to do better in international comparison. 17.01.2022 Star explosions caused local bubble to form around sun : Astronomers from the University of Vienna, together with an international team, have now reconstructed the evolutionary history of our galactic neighbourhood in the scientific journal "Nature" and shown how a chain of stellar explosions ("supernovae") that began 14 million years ago led to the formation of this so-called "local bubble". 10.01.2022 Last wing of James Webb space telescope unfolded : Launched at Christmas, the James Webb Space Telescope has completed its two-week deployment phase with the unfolding of a final mirror plate and will soon be ready to explore the universe. All News Portraits Sentinel Hub - Easy Access to Satellite Imagery : The startup from Graz is revolutionising the EO industry with its cloud-based processing service that provides unprecedented access to global archives of satellite data ARTI: Robotic hiking with space data : Satellite and Earth observation data as the basis for robotic navigation in the wild - a start-up from Graz makes it possible #successstory: Massage Robots – closer to practice : What do a robot massager and space technology have in common? It’s surprising but nowadays anything is possible, and everyone can have added value through space technology. All Portraits Webb lifts off! The space telescope startet it's long journey on the 25th of December. Read more Space History "Austromir" experiments still benefit Austria today : The scientific experiments carried out by Franz Viehböck during the first space flight by an Austrian in 1991 as part of the "Austromir" mission on the Russian Mir space station "gave a powerful boost to space research here to this day," said Christian Klösch, curator of the "Austromir" special exhibition at the Vienna Technical Museum, in an interview with APA. At that time, access to the front row of space research was available "at a bargain price. Happy Birthday, Pegasus! : The Earth observation satellite PEGASUS will celebrate its 4th birthday this June 2021. 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.