European Space Agency (ESA)
ESA is an international organisation with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country. ESA’s job is to draw up the European space programme and carry it through. ESA's programmes are designed to find out more about Earth, its immediate space environment, our Solar System and the Universe, as well as to develop satellite-based technologies and services, and to promote European industries. ESA also works closely with space organisations outside Europe. There are around 2200 staff working for ESA, from all the Member States and include scientists, engineers, information technology specialists and administrative personnel.
Austria 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 and thus help to ensure the long-term availability of high-quality jobs and maintain the prosperity of one of the world"s wealthiest countries. The Aeronautics and Space Agency (ALR) 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 representation in the European Space Agency ESA is of special strategic importance in this context.
Austria’s Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK)
Austria’s Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) creates the framework for Austria’s infrastructure – from rail and road, water and air, to telecommunications and technology development. The ministry is also responsible for Space and is in charge for all matters related to space policy and space infrastructure. The work of the Ministry is geared towards developing Austria in a sustainable manner, making the country a desirable location and improving the quality of life of its citizens.
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