Austria in Space is more than just another website. It is THE place for Space in Austria. At the Ars Electronica Festival, the Austria in Space initiative will present some of their program highlights and show how relevant Austrian innovations are to the global space exploration sector.
Austria in Space is a showcase for Austria’s space activities and a meeting point for space professionals, talent, media and enthusiasts; a community designed to support its members in the development of the domestic space sector and as part of Europe in space.
Austria in Space is open for innovation, interaction, and information. The platform, built and provided by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), shows the current landscape of Austrian space activities and institutions. It offers a comprehensive overview of available opportunities, ranging from primary education, job opportunities and ways to experience space daily.
Austria in Space deepens the experience of space for all of us. It is for everyone and invites everyone to participate, engage, communicate, present themselves and shape the way we experience space.
Austria has been an active player in space activities for many years. This approach stimulated the development of Austrian space technology, space-based applications, space industry and exploration.
Austria is a recognized partner in the space world. As the responsible governmental department and policy maker, BMK directly invests around 70 M EUR in the space sector per year, most of it in programs and projects within the framework of the European Space Agency (ESA).
Austria participates in ESA programs for Earth observation, telecommunications, technology development, scientific instruments and exploration, launchers, satellite navigation and space situational awareness.
In addition, Austria invests around 30M EUR per year as a co-owner of the European Union (EU) space infrastructures such as Copernicus (Earth observation) and Galileo (navigation), as well as for SST (Space Surveillance and Tracking) and Horizon 2020 (research and innovation programme).
Find the short documentary below about Austria’s role in space research and the link to the web-based “Journey through Austrian Space History” right next to this text.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
Austrian Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
Section III, Space Affairs