Aeronautics and Space Agency

The Aeronautics and Space Agency (ALR) of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the docking station to the international space world for Austrian science and industry.

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Agency implements the national space policy and represents Austria on an international level, in particular in the bodies of the European Space Agency (ESA).

The Agency's core objectives lie in the international positioning and networking of Austrian industry, economy and science, and in securing Austria's competitiveness at the international level. It is a central contact point for coordination activities in the area of space and represents Austria in European Union bodies, ESA and EUMETSAT.

Importantly, the Aeronautics and Space Agency manages the participation in bilateral and international aerospace programmes and aims at developing and strengthening the Austrian aeronautics and space cluster. Education and outreach are also important tasks, which are fulfilled through special initiatives that aim at fostering children's interest in technical and scientific topics via space technology and research.