All News There are 120 results. 19.01.2022 Earth Observation, European Spacecraft & Astronaut Selection : At the ESA Director General's annual press conference, Aschbacher highlighted ESAs ambitions, brought a focus on positive developments - and also made clear that Europe needs to do better in international comparison. 17.01.2022 Star explosions caused local bubble to form around sun : Astronomers from the University of Vienna, together with an international team, have now reconstructed the evolutionary history of our galactic neighbourhood in the scientific journal "Nature" and shown how a chain of stellar explosions ("supernovae") that began 14 million years ago led to the formation of this so-called "local bubble". 10.01.2022 Last wing of James Webb space telescope unfolded : Launched at Christmas, the James Webb Space Telescope has completed its two-week deployment phase with the unfolding of a final mirror plate and will soon be ready to explore the universe. 06.01.2022 Europe's Mars mission with technology from Austria : Outlook for the coming space year 2022: RUAG Space Austria technology for Europe's Mars mission and for European weather satellites. 06.01.2022 Exoplanet KELT-9b: Traces of oxygen detected : An international team, including the Institute for Space Research (IWF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Graz, has detected oxygen atoms in the glowing hot atmosphere of the exoplanet KELT-9b. The researchers' results were presented in the journal Nature Astronomy. 05.01.2022 Space Year 2022 - After Mars, now the Moon, Jupiter and asteroids : While Mars was the focus of space activities with numerous missions in the year that is coming to an end, there will be many smaller and larger goals next year. 05.01.2022 Solar shield of James Webb space telescope fully deployed : The James Webb space telescope, launched at Christmas, has fully deployed its giant solar shield in an important and complicated stage. 25.12.2021 170 vagrant planets discovered in near-sun star factory : While observing a star-forming region near the Sun, an international team of astronomers with participation from Austria has discovered the largest collection of vagabonding planets to date. 22.12.2021 Researchers and laymen found huge common envelope around double star : Following a tip-off from hobby researchers, a team of astronomers led by Stefan Kimeswenger from the Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics at the University of Innsbruck has succeeded in providing the first evidence of a huge, fully developed common envelope around a binary star system. 19.12.2021 New James Webb space telescope launches with Austro technology : With the "James Webb Space Telescope" (JWST), after several launch delays, the largest and most powerful telescope ever put into space is to set off "no earlier than 24 December". 16.12.2021 Austrian companies successful at Space Awards : Two Austrian companies succeeded this year - find out who and see the full list of all winners of the Galileo and Copernicus Masters. 15.12.2021 Happy Birthday OPS-SAT! : The flying laboratory celebrates its second birthday in space today. 14.12.2021 EU relies on sovereign satellite communication with quantum cryptography : Europe will become more independent and resilient in communication, also with the help of an Austrian company. 13.12.2021 Largest space telescope in the world with technology from Austria : Special equipment from Vienna turns and tilts James Webb Space Telescope. 10.12.2021 Start for a new research project in the field of space research : LH Mikl-Leitner: Space research in Lower Austria will be greatly upgraded 08.12.2021 Space agency ESA plans mission to explore exoplanets : In a new research mission, the European Space Agency ESA wants to study the nature and development of planets outside our solar system that orbit other stars. 07.12.2021 Helium tanks from Austria for VEGA E rocket : Peak Technology celebrates another contract signing. 06.12.2021 Galileo constellation grows after successful 11th launch : Two new Galileo satellites were successfully launched from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 5 December 2021, bringing the total number of Galileo satellites launched to 28, enabling the provision of more robust services and more precise signals across a range of industries. 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 ECSL launches Space Law Essay Competition : The NPOC Space Law Austria launches an essay competition on pertinent issues in the area of space law.