Austria in Space
Austria has been an active player in space activities for many years. This approach stimulated the development of Austrian space technology, space-based applications, space industry and space exploration.
Austria is a recognized partner in the space world. The Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), as the responsible governmental department and policy maker, directly invests around 70 M EUR in the space sector per year, most of it for programmes and projects within the framework of the European Space Agency (ESA).
Austria participates in ESA programmes for Earth observation, telecommunications, technology development, scientific instruments and exploration, launchers, satellite navigation and space situational awareness.
In addition, Austria invests around 30M EUR per year as a co-owner of the European Union (EU) space infrastructures such as Copernicus (Earth observation) and Galileo (navigation), as well as for SST (Space Surveillance and Tracking) and Horizon 2020 (research and innovation programme).
2. - 5. September 2019
Technical University of Graz, Institute of Communication Networks and Satellite Communications, Inffeldgasse 12, Graz, AT
The symposium will foster dialogue between the diplomatic community and those communities using space and aims at stimulating access to space related services that are available and accessible by different countries.
18. - 19. September 2019
Urania, Uraniastraße 1, Vienna, AT
The 13th ESPI Autumn Conference will address the topic of European Space Diplomacy to discuss ways to strengthen Europe’s role as a global actor and promote international cooperation.
18. - 22. November 2019
Vienna International Centre (VIC), Vienna, AT
The first World Space Forum in Vienna aims at fostering the dialogue and strengthen partnerships among the global community on a broad range of space matters, in particular on space as a driver for socio-economic sustainable development.
An Overview of Austrian Space Industry and Research
Modern space technologies have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. Television, telecommunications, navigation and weather forecasts rely on satellites. The importance of satellite-based information and services for many sociopolitical priority areas, such as climate research and monitoring, weather forecasting, and transport is becoming increasingly clear.