All News There are 60 results. 29.11.2021 "Solar Orbiters' last visit home a success : The "Solar Orbiter" spacecraft flew around the Earth for the first and last time on Saturday morning and is now back on course for the centre of our solar system. At 5.30 am (CET), the spacecraft flew past its home planet at an altitude of 460 kilometres over North Africa and the Canary Islands. 27.11.2021 Salzburg geoinformatician Thomas Blaschke is one of the world's most cited researchers : The new "Who's Who" of the world's most influential researchers includes geoinformatician Thomas Blaschke from Paris Lodron University Salzburg (PLUS). 25.11.2021 Future of the ISS: ESA chief Aschbacher sees commercial platform : According to the Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), the International Space Station (ISS) will be commercialised in the future. 25.11.2021 Solar Orbiter flies past Earth : ESA's spacecraft completes its riskiest manoeuvre on the way to the sun on Saturday 25.11.2021 ECSL launches Space Law Essay Competition : The NPOC Space Law Austria launches an essay competition on pertinent issues in the area of space law. 24.11.2021 Launch of "James Webb" telescope delayed after incident : The launch of the new "James Webb" space telescope into space is delayed after an incident during launch preparations. 15.11.2021 Aerospace supplier FACC supplies parts for Ariane 6 launcher : The Innviertel-based aerospace specialist FACC has entered the space business and supplies parts for the Ariane 6 launcher to ArianeGroup. 10.11.2021 Aerospace Team Graz flying high at the European Rocketry Challenge 2021 : This year, the European Rocketry Challenge (EuRoC) was held in Portugal from 11th to 17th of October 2021. 05.11.2021 Space legislation, space resources and more: A report on the 2021 ECSL Summer Course : The ECSL Summer Course on Space Law and Policy provided students from all over Europe and beyond with an opportunity to expand their knowledge on a diverse range of current space-related issues, presented by leading experts. on Outer Space activities. 29.10.2021 Ruag Space sees "quantum leap" in satellite navigation : New navigation software from the space company Ruag Space makes it possible to determine the real-time position of a satellite in space ten times more precisely. More accurate positioning data leads to more precise data on climate and the environment, for example. In addition, they help to avoid space debris, the company says. 21.10.2021 UAE to use Austrian space technology : From the Alpine Republic to the booming space nation on the Persian Gulf: the United Arab Emirates ordered a navigation system from Vienna for a new Earth observation satellite. The first order for Austria's largest space company from the Middle East. 19.10.2021 ESA Director General Aschbacher on visit to Austria in Brussels : ESA Director General Aschbacher on visit to Austria in Brussels 12.10.2021 SpaceTech 2021 inspires at Graz Autumn Fair : With the SpaceTech 2021 exhibition and the associated networking event "Space Meets Business", WdF Styria and the exhibition's scientific partners took a leap into the future. 05.10.2021 Minister Gewessler presents new Austrian space strategy : On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Austria's only manned space mission "AustroMir", the Technical Museum Vienna in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG invited to a festive event on October 1, 2021. During the event, the new space strategy was presented. 04.10.2021 Mercury spacecraft BepiColombo sends first images of Mercury : Nearly three years after its launch, the European-Japanese space probe BepiColombo has captured its first images of the planet Mercury. As the European Space Agency ESA announced on Saturday, the probe transmitted black-and-white images to Earth after its first flyby of Mercury, showing the planet's northern hemisphere. With its large craters, Mercury's surface is reminiscent of the moon. 04.10.2021 Mars simulation: Analog mission "AMADEE-20" starts today : Technologies for future space missions will be tested starting today (Oct. 4) during the Mars simulation "AMADEE-20" in the Negev Desert. The Analog mission of the Austrian Space Forum (ÖWF) will start with a one-week preparation phase before six Analog astronauts will conduct experiments for three weeks in a Mars-like environment, partially isolated from the environment, and test equipment and workflows for future Mars exploration on October 11. 24.09.2021 NASA Launches Mini Satellites to Explore Exoplanets : The Colorado Ultraviolet Transit Experiment (CUTE) is scheduled to launch into space on Sept. 27 to study the atmospheres of extrasolar planets. The Graz Institute for Space Research (IWF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences is the main non-US partner. CUTE is 'cute' only in terms of its size; inside the satellite is high-tech at its finest. 14.09.2021 First "Austro" meteorite recovered in Styria since 1977 : On July 4, a 233-gram fragment of a meteorite was found in the municipality of Kindberg (Styria). Now called the "Kindberg meteorite," the extraterrestrial arrival is only the eighth such find in Austria in the past 250 years and the first since 1977. It is a "sensation for Austria," the curator of the meteorite collection at the Natural History Museum (NHM), Ludovic Ferrière, told APA. 12.09.2021 Graz researchers conquer W frequency band for satellite communications : Unexplored frequency bands for data traffic between Earth and satellites are in hot demand. From a handy satellite box they sent into space at the end of June, Styrian researchers received signals in the "W frequency band" for the first time worldwide. It could be used to connect large high-performance satellites to the Internet, Michael Schmidt of Joanneum Research in Graz told APA. Before that, however, they would have to get to know the frequency road in all kinds of weather. 10.09.2021 New telescope "James Webb" to be launched into space on December 18 : More than three years later than planned, the new "James Webb" space telescope is now soon to be launched into space. The joint project of the space agencies of Europe, the U.S. and Canada is scheduled to be launched Dec. 18 from the Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced Wednesday. Its destination is 1.5 million kilometers away in space. It will take about four weeks for it to get there. 06.09.2021 Styrian Space Technology - Pioneering W-Band Frequencies from Space : Radio frequencies and bandwidths are a globally hotly contested resource. It is primarily a matter of terrestrial applications, especially communication between devices (Internet-of-Things). The bandwidth demand resulting from this and from the large number of CubeSats and megaconstellations traveling in orbit is enormous. Now, for the first time, satellite signals have been received at 75 GHz from an altitude of 500 kilometers in Graz, on the roof of JOANNEUM RESEARCH.