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.

At Cape 10 in Vienna, everything revolved around the Green and Digital Transition. Climate Protection Minister Gewessler also visited booths of the companies and research institutions present.

Among others, the TU Vienna Space Team presented their satellite - SpaceTeamSat1. The aim is to develop the 1.3 kg CubeSat for educational purposes and to operate it in orbit. This is to give students in Austria the opportunity to run self-developed software on the educational payload of the satellite.

Satellite data for the Green Transition

The visitors were able to learn more about satellites and their benefits for our life on earth during a hands-on presentation by Isabella Greimeister-Pfeil and Martin Neuwirth from the Federal Environment Agency, Remote Sensing Team. They showed what Earth observation is and why it is so important for climate and environmental protection.

In addition, they gave visitors the opportunity to get a picture of our planet from afar themselves with a demonstration of practical examples of satellite images.

A booth of Austria in Space, the Department for Space Affairs of the BMK, on the topic of climate protection from space also focused on satellites, specifically the Copernicus Earth observation programme of the EU. Sophie Hoffmann, Department for Space Affairs of the BMK, explained to visitors which applications facilitate our everyday life and how satellites monitor our climate.

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