Dr. Karl Georg Kirchner

Group Leader

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Research Interests

  • Satellite Laser Ranging, satellite spin determination, laser tracking of space debris, innovative SLR add-on / side applications
  • Ultra high speed electronics, single photon detection
  • Real time programming

Career Summary

since 1989    at Institut für Weltraumforschung, ÖAW, Austria
1988              PhD, Graz University of Technology, Austria
since 2001    Head of NEWG (Network and Engineering Working Group of ILRS)
since 2001    Group Leader, Institut für Weltraumforschung, ÖAW, Austria
since 2005    Member of ILRS Governing Board
since 2012    Head/Founder of Space Debris Sudy Group / ILRS
since 2016    Retired; reduced (60%) working continued


66 Articles (First Author: 33, Refereed Articles: 20)


1988    Christian-Doppler-Prize, Federal State of Salzburg