GAFÉIAS Space Research


Director: Andreas G. Andiel

Project Associate: Jestin J. Pagavathiethu


Aman Desta Gebregziabiher

First Officer & Engineer, GAFÉIAS Space Contact Force

Mechanical Engineering, Bahir Dar University, Amhara




GAFÉIAS Space Mission Statement [download English version]

GAFÉIAS Space Mission Statement [download German version]


The contribution of the “Space” Theme in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to sustainable development can be apprehended by:

  1. Its overall objective and rationale: The overall objective is to support the European Space Programme, focusing on applications like the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES), benefiting citizens and the European space industry’s competitiveness. The Theme’s objectives can be seen in this Council Decision document.
  2. Link to sustainable development: The command and use of information has important geo-strategic implications, and Europe needs to have the capacity to independently evaluate its policy responses. The focus is therefore on creating a comprehensive Earth observing system. This chapter of the Vision papers describes the articulation between space research and sustainable development challenges.
  3. The monitoring system on the contribution of FP7 to sustainable development provides an overview of sustainable development-related space research topics in FP7 Work Programmes.

The FP7 homepage for space and the European Commission Space research and development web pages provide more information on research funded under this theme.


GSA - Division GAFÉIAS Space Agency

Head: Andreas G. Andiel (ad interim)


Space Agencies:


NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

          Space Shuttle: Atlantis' STS-135 mission, The Final Voyage 07.27.11 [link]

ESA - European Space Agency

DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.

                    German Aerospace Center

ISRO - Indian Space Research Organization

  • Project GSA-1: GAFÉIAS Space Logistics - GSL

Status: intention

GSL [registration required]

MIT Space Logistics Project: Interplanetary Supply Chain Management and Logistics Architecture,  Interplanetary Logistics: Enabling New Frontiers (Video) Sustainable space exploration will require appropriate interplanetary supply-chain management. Unlike Apollo, where everything was carried along, future exploration will have to rely on a complex supply-chain network on the ground and in space. The primary goal of the Interplanetary Supply Chain Management and Logistics Architectures (IPSCM&LA) project is to develop a comprehensive SCM framework and planning tool for space logistics. The overall objective of this project is to develop an integrated capability for guiding the development of the interplanetary supply chain that will be required to enable sustainable space exploration of the Earth-Moon-Mars system and beyond.




GSCF - Division GAFÉIAS Space Contact Force

SETI – Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (NASA)

  • Movie Project M1: Civilization - Scientific Documentary I-VII

Project Coordinator: Andreas G. Andiel

Project Duration: 5 years (extension)

Project Locations: global

Project Fund: international

Zecharia Sitchin - Bibiliography

File Sharing [registration required]





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