Conference "Small Is Beautiful? – Potentials and Risks of Small Satellite Projects"

On 27 November 2012 the NPOC Space Law Austria organised a conference entitled “Small is beautiful? – Potentials and risks of small satellite Projects” at the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna. The conference was chaired by Prof Christian Brünner of the University of Graz.


  • Otto Koudelka: Technical University of Graz, Austria, responsible for the development of the first Austrian satellite, TUGSAT-1
  • Werner Balogh: United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Programme Officer of the UN Basic Space Technology Initiative
  • Norbert Frischauf: Austrian Space Forum, expert on small satellites
  • Neta Palkovitz: Innovative Solutions in Space BV, The Netherlands, a company offering technologies and systems for small satellite missions and applications
  • Anita Rinner: University of Graz, researcher on small satellites
  • Irmgard Marboe: University of Vienna, expert on national space legislation