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Every mission requires
good management.

Dr. Max Kowatsch

Executive Comittee
President

Dr. Max Kowatsch
max.kowatsch@ruag.com
phone: +43-1-80199-5734
DI Hans Steiner

Executive Committee
Vice President, Managing Director

DI Hans Steiner
hans-martin.steiner@atos.net
phone: +43-664-8855-1471
Prof. Wolfgang Baumjohann

Advisory
Board

Prof. Wolfgang Baumjohann
wolfgang.baumjohann@oeaw.ac.at
phone: +43-316-4120501

We all aim for the same goal:
Successful missions in space

AUSTROSPACE is not only an association of 20 successful Austrian companies and institutions that are engaged in space applications and research: It is the vision to reach a much greater impact together than alone – for a better future, important new knowledge and simply a more comfortable daily life for us all.

AEROSPACE AND ADVANCED COMPOSITES GmbH (AAC)

Founded in 2010 as a spin-off from the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), AAC is a private company (SME) that provides research, development and engineering capabilities in materials technology and testing for industrial applications with a focus in aeronautics and space. AAC started in 1998 with the ESA-certified Space Materials Testhouse under ESTEC frame contract and is coordinator of European and national research cooperation projects in aeronautics and space.

Atos IT Solutions and Services

European market leader of state-of-the-art satellite testing products and solutions. Our cutting-edge technological expertise allows for the provision of end-to-end Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) infrastructures such as Satellite Platform, Instrument and Payload test benches. Leading supplier of Satellite Communication Monitoring and Geolocalisation solutions with more than 25% of commercial transponders monitored by SkyMon worldwide. Well-recognized long-term development partner and supplier of Ground Segment solutions for Mission Control and Earth Observation.

ENPULSION

World leading manufacturer of electric propulsion systems for nano- and microsatellites. The company is based in Wiener Neustadt, Austria and has a business development office in Silicon Valley, CA. In its own semi-automated production facility ENPULSION is manufacturing the IFM Thruster family, including the IFM Nano Thruster – the only compact, scalable, and modular electric propulsion system worldwide. With today ENPULSION is producing and delivering nine IFM Nano Thrusters per month to its international B2B customers.

EODC Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resources Monitoring GmbH

Public-private partnership providing high performance computing, access to a multi-petabyte global archive of earth observation data. Through dedicated EODC services, our partners and customers are able to access.

EOX IT Services GmbH

Develops and operates advanced information platforms and services for access and combined analysis of data provided by satellite Earth Observation and other geospatial sources with information of socio-economic origins.  EOX is technology partner of choice in major environment monitoring and space programs (e.g. Copernicus) and in applications domains like agricultural monitoring and digital cartography.

University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt

The University of Applied Science Wiener Neustadt provides a modern education in the field of Aerospace Engineering. Combining traditional education methods with the most cutting edge R&D in Space Propulsion Technology, Space Engineering and Additive Layer Manufacturing Methods, prepares their students for the most challenging jobs in the Aerospace Engineering industry.

GeoVille Information Systems and Data Processing GmbH

Internationally renowned for its innovative Earth observation services, Austrian lead organisation and among the top-three in the European Commission Copernicus Land Monitoring Service Programme. GeoVille offers targeted, value-added geo-information products and related solutions for a broad international client base.

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH DIGITAL - Institute for Information and Communication Technologies

Develops solutions and technologies for commerce and industry in a wide range of fields and carries out advanced research on an international scale. By focusing on applied research and technology development, the innovation company plays a key role in technology and knowledge transfer. The institute DIGITAL is your trustworthy partner in the field of digital innovation and transformation and develops applied high tech solutions for the following markets: Mobility, Space, Industry, Security & Defence, Energy & Environment, AAL & Digital Care, and Culture & Creative Industries.

Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG, Division Aerospace

With more than 20 years of experience as a supplier for piping, ducting and gas storage systems, Magna Steyr Aerospace has established a strong reputation as a reliable and experienced partner for the global space and aeronautics industry. Our competences encompass design, process development and manufacture according to the highest industry standards. We have established strong and efficient processes that ensure that our customers’ targets can be met.

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

The Austria Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria. All FFG activities aim to strengthen Austria as a research and innovation centre on the global market. The Aeronautics and Space Agency of the FFG is the docking station to the international aerospace world for Austrian business and science. The agency implements national aerospace policy and represents Austria on international aerospace committees.

Austrian Academy of Sciences

The Space Research Institute (IWF) in Graz has been focusing on space plasmas, planetary atmospheres and exoplanets for almost 50 years. With about 100 staff members from 20 nations it is not only one of the largest institutes of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, but also the only institute in Austria that develops and builds space-qualified instruments on a large scale. The returned data are then also analyzed and interpreted at the institute. Currently, the IWF is involved in 20 international space missions, led by ESA, NASA or national space agencies in Japan, Russia, China, or Korea. The missions cover fleets of satellites from Near-Earth space, over the observation of the Sun, to the exploration of planets such as Mercury, Jupiter, and extrasolar planets.

RUAG SPACE Austria

Leading supplier of advanced on-board digital signal processing solutions, including navigation receivers for precise orbit determination. Well-recognized partner for deployment/pointing subsystems (mechanisms and electronics) and high-performance mechanical ground support equipment (MGSE). European market leader for design, production and integration of space thermal insulation products.

Seibersdorf Laboratories

Austrian Expert for Radiation Hardness Assurance Testing of
 EEE Components, Electromagnetic Compatibility, and Laser Technology. Accredit dosimetry service for Aircrew exposure due to Cosmic Radiation (AVIDOS). Leading institution providing Nowcast of Space Weather radiation effects. Monte Carlo Modelling of the Radiation Environment in Aviation and Space and Shielding Optimization. Partner of ESA, NASA, and numerous international space institutions and industry.
Several space projects providing expertise in ionizing and
 non-ionizing radiation.

Graz University of Technology

Internationally renowned partner in the areas of nanosatellite technology, satellite communications and navigation, satellite geodesy, remote sensing as well as development and test of Space-qualified hard- and software. Responsible for the first Austrian satellite TUGSAT-1/BRITE-Austria and follow-up missions OPS-SAT and PRETTY.

TeleConsult Austria GmbH

Leading provider of data solutions in the field of precise positioning and reliable navigation, particularly in the areas of development and combination of navigation, telecommunication, and information technologies, and services for applications in the context of transport and mobility. Topics of work include satellite signal processing, system design and analysis, software development and testing, mobile computing, project preparation and telematics consultancy.

TTTECH Computertechnik AG

The TTTech Group stands for reliability, robustness and safety.
 Its deterministic TTEthernet solutions are increasingly used in space applications with the NASA Orion MPCV being the most prominent use case.

THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS SUPPORT THE INTERESTS
OF THE AUSTRIAN SPACE INDUSTRY: