Space Activities

Austrian space activities are under the jurisdiction of the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) and are implemented by the Aeronautics and Space Agency of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, FFG.

The main pillars of the Austrian space activities are the Austrian contributions to the programmes of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), the contributions to EU space activities and the national space programme ASAP.

The annual Austrian total space budget for ESA, EUMETSAT and ASAP amounts to 70M EUR. In addition, Austria invests around 30M EUR per year in the European Union space programmes.