Austrian ESA participation

Beteiligung Österreichs an Programmen der Europäischen Weltraumorganisation ESA

Austria has contributed to the successful implementation of nearly all activities that constitute the foundation and backbone of today"s European space programmes. After having been an Associated Member to the European Space Agency, ESA, Austria joined ESA as a full member in 1987. The Aeronautics and Space Agency serves as a focal point for the coordination of aerospace activities in Austria and is the Austrian link to international aerospace activities and other space agencies.
Owner of programme / investor
FFG Unit of organisation Aeronautics and Space Agency
Topic Space
Target group SME, Large enterprises, Universities, Universities of applied sciences, Competence centres, Research facilities, Single researchers, Start-up, Non-profit organisations, Regional administrative bodies

Der österreichische Raumfahrtcommunity (Industriefirmen, Forschungseinrichtungen, Universitäten, Behörden und Anwender) werden Aufträge im Rahmen der ESA Beteiligungen vermittelt.

Type of service other service
Availabilty of 26.11.2010 - 31.12.2013
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Austrian space activities are financed by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology.

Austria’s contributions to ESA amount to 48 M€ in 2016. About 90 % of the contributions are awarded to Austrian research institutions and companies in terms of contracts.

The ESA Mandatory programmes (General Activities, Space Science, Technology Development, Technology Transfer, Industrial Policy) share represents about 18 million € and the optional programmes share about 30 million €.

In 2016 the Austrian total space budget (including EUMETSAT, ESA Programmes and National Programmes) amounts to 65 million €.