Austrian Space Industry and Research
Austrian companies and research institutes are involved in many ESA missions, such as the Rosetta Mission, the historic European comet orbiter and lander, ExoMars for the search for life on Mars, and BepiColombo for the exploration of the Sun's closest planet Mercury. There is also Austrian technology in the European Union space infrastructures for satellite navigation (Galileo) and Earth observation (Copernicus).
International Leadership Positions
In recent years, Austria has developed internationally recognised and visible skills, especially in the areas of space technology and scientific data analysis, as well as in the following technology areas:
- Thermal and mechanical subsystems for satellites and launcher systems
- Electronics for control and signal processing tasks
- Subsystems for testing and operating satellites
- Mechanical and electrical ground support equipment
- Earth observation for spatial planning, hydrology, environmental monitoring
- Satellite navigation for interference resistance and accurate systems, and automatic aircraft precision landing facilities
- Satellite-based communication for fixed and mobile applications
- Space physics
- Earth observation
- Quantum physics in space
The portal www.spacetechnology.at gives an overview of Austrian space industry and research. It helps with searching and finding organisations by their technological competences and products. According to their fields of activity, the companies and research institutes represented here may be divided into the following market segments.