IWF Missions. The Space Research Institute ( Institut für Weltraumforschung , IWF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, ÖAW) in Graz focuses on Earth’s gravity field space plasma physics solar system exploration
Victor Franz Hess Research Center (IWF/Fischer)
In the area of instrument development the emphasis lies on magnetometers and onboard computers, antenna calibration and on satellite laser ranging.
Presently, IWF is involved in seventeen active and future inter-national space missions. It collaborates with the European Space Agency (ESA), NASA, national space agencies in France, Japan, Russia, and China, with the Austrian space industry, and more than 120 research institutes worldwide.
Missions in Preparation
Missions in Orbit
MMS Cleanroom (ASRC Research and Technology/B. Lambert)
Green Sunlight Aurora (NASA/Hugo Løhre