received his Ph.D. from the University of Vienna in 1970 (Doctoral thesis: “Investigations of the aurora borealis by means of VHF radio waves”).
1957–1962 scientific research at the Kiruna Geophysical Observatory of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
1962–1974 assistant director for scientific projects at the European Research Organization (ESRO).
1974–1998 managing director of the Austrian Space Agency (ASA).
Since 1988 Vice-President of Eurisy (Paris) and member of the Board of Trustees of the International Space University (ISU Strasbourg).
Dr. Johannes ORTNER
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