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University of Vienna

University of Vienna - Department of Astrophysics

The Department of Astrophysics concentrates its activities on basic research in astrophysics and development of science payload. We make use of astrophysical data observed by various satellites (e.g., from ESA or NASA). Members of the institute participate as consortium members in ongoing or planned astrophysical space observatories, often by providing flight software to instruments.

Technologies and competences

The Department of Astrophysics supports and participates in international instrumentation projects for astrophysical research in space. The principal focus is on the development of data reduction pipelines, on-board software development for data processing, and on-board computer systems.

Products and services in space

  • Data processing pipeline, ground segment
  • Embedded operating system
  • On-board data processing software
  • Test software and simulators

Space related test benches, laboratories, etc.

To support flight software development, we run an electronics lab with space related EGSE including simulators and analysers for common interfaces used in space. Moreover, several breadboards of current and future processing platforms are in use.

Employees 50 - 250
Turnover 1 - 5M€
Export quota space
  Research Development Production
Applied Research: Spacecraft      
Applied Research: Launchers and Manned Flight      
Applied Research: Ground Segment
Applied Research: Instruments and Payloads
Applied Research: Satellite-based Services      
Basic Research for Space Technology
Other Experimental Research      

University of Vienna - Department of Astrophysics
Türkenschanzstraße 17, 1180 Wien
+43 1 4277-53814
Contact: Manuel Güdel
Last modification: 2018-07-13