All News There are 125 results. 02.02.2024 Review of the UN/Austria World Space Forum 2023 : The World Space Forum 2023 promoted dialogue on space solutions crucial for our common future, offering practical recommendations. These insights served as input for the 2024 UN Summit of the Future and the Pact of the Future adopted by Member States. Presentations and videos are now accessible. 16.01.2024 ESA Teach with Space teacher training opportunities : The ESA initiative "Teach with Space" provides a wealth of diverse teaching activities and resources that utilize space-related topics to support the teaching and learning of STEM disciplines in the classroom, at primary and secondary levels. 25.10.2023 Students from Graz took the overall title with a self-developed hybrid rocket : The Graz student team, known as the "Aerospace Team Graz," achieved a remarkable victory by winning the overall title with their self-developed hybrid rocket named "Halcyon" in the European Rocketry Challenge (EUROC), held in Constância, Portugal. This marked their third participation in the event this year. 09.10.2023 Vega’s PRETTY CubeSat: unlocking satnav for Earth data : The shoebox-sized PRETTY CubeSat, flying on Europe’s next Vega launcher, will investigate a new frequency and novel observation angle to better measure the rate of climate change – at the same time as gathering radiation data on its surrounding space environment. 05.07.2023 ECSL NPOC Space Law Austria : On 6 June 2023, the NPOC Space Law Austria hosted a public event at the margins of the 66th session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS). 01.06.2023 Accelerating the Green Transition : Earth observation has been essential in identifying and monitoring climate change. Satellite data form the baseline for effective European mitigation and adaptation strategies to support the Green Transition, the European Union to reach its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, as well as its Green Deal. 29.03.2023 EARSC Awards - Call for Applications : Every year the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) recognizes companies’ performance, and outstanding products for their exemplary contribution to the European Earth Observation ecosystem through the EARSC Awards campaign. The awards are drawn from various categories and will be judged by renowned international experts. 20.02.2023 EO tools to power up the Green Transition : ESA announced the Space for a Green Future (S4GF) Accelerator in 2021, as one of the instruments to drive Europe’s innovation and use of space to respond to the global climate and sustainability crisis. In particular, the S4GF initiative is meant to accelerate the Green Transition towards a carbon-neutral, sustainable, and resilient society. 23.01.2023 Ready for space: Austrian ESA satellite PRETTY is ready for launch : The climate observation satellite PRETTY is scheduled for launch in spring 2023 from the spaceport in French Guiana on board a Vega-C rocket. Construction and testing are now finally completed, the satellite is "ready for lift off". 16.01.2023 Space Law Essay Competition 2023 : The National Point of Contact for Space Law Austria (NPOC Space Law Austria) launches the second essay competition on relevant issues of space law. Students at Austrian universities are invited to submit academic texts in English on selected topics. 12.01.2023 Call for Papers for GI_Salzburg23 currently open : GI_Salzburg is the annual meeting place for innovation, networking, and continuing education from all areas of Geoinformatics. We invite you to present your research activities and projects at GI_Salzburg. The contribution possibilities range from scientific full papers to application-oriented technical presentations. The call for papers is currantly open! 10.01.2023 Success for rockets of Graz and Vienna students in Portugal at EUROC 2022 : Students from the TU Vienna Space Team and Aerospace Team Graz took part in the European Rocketry Challenge (Euroc 2022) in Portugal in October 2022 with their self-developed rockets. 14.11.2022 Final Report The Hound 2022 : After a long period of waiting the TU Vienna Space Team finally started their third attempt to break the altitude record for European student teams. They prepared two different rockets for the launch event Balls XXX in the desert of Nevada in September 2022. 31.10.2022 European Researchers Night 2022 : 3600 visitors enjoyed a great program of interactive stations, workshops and exciting live shows at the European Researchers Night 2022, which took place at University of Applied Arts in Vienna. 26.10.2022 Book Award for Austrian Editor Irmgard Marboe : At the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Paris, the book “Legal Aspects of Planetary Defence” edited by Irmgard Marboe, was awarded the “Social Sciences Book Award” from the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). 30.09.2022 #106 AustrianStartups Stammtisch - Space4X : A panel about space-based business opportunities and how to learn more about how startups can dive into the world of earth observation and satellite navigation services. 29.09.2022 Review: UN/Austria Symposium 2022 : This year, the UN/Austria Symposium with 817 registered people from 104 different countries was held online and under the motto "Space4ClimateAction". An average of 125 participants simultaneously followed exciting presentations and discussions on how space solutions can support policy development in the fight against climate change. 05.07.2022 Event documentation: Ensuring the Sustainability of Outer Space - The Role of Space Law and Policy : The NPOC Space Law Austria, together with the BMK, invited a number of renowned experts to share their experience on how to ensure the sustainability of outer space by means of law and policy. The documentation and slides from the event are now online. 04.07.2022 Results of the first NPOC Space Law Essay Competition : In the academic year 2021/22, the NPOC (National Point of Contact) Space Law Austria launched its first Essay Competition on current issues in space law. Applicants were invited to submit a 5,000 words essay on one of three topics, which had also been the subject of the Young Lawyers Symposium of the ECSL (European Centre for Space Law). 24.06.2022 HERA Mission: Asteroid Defence with know-how "Made in Austria" : DI Gerhard Paar of DIGITAL held a presentation on June the 6th to delegates of the UNOOSA (United United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs) on JOANNEUM RESEARCH's contribution to the HERA mission, which is researching the effects of the impact of a probe on an asteroid. 21.06.2022 Climate protection from outer space - Long Night of Research 2022 : At the Long Night of Research on May 20, 2022, visitors were able to learn more about the topic of space. With around 2,500 program points at 280 locations throughout the country, the tenth edition of the Long Night of Research was the largest science education event in the entire German-speaking region.