The Aerospace International Research Center GmbH was established in the end of 2013. We are an international team that has extensive experience working in the high-tech industry, in large and small startups from all over the world. With us are shareholders, partners, and colleagues who have decades of experience in the development and production of systems, equipment and tools which successfully operate in countries including the USA, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Israel, South Korea, India, China, Brazil and etc.
AIRC is based in Vienna, where the headquarters of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space is also located.
It is our main belief that today everyone working in the aerospace industry should be considering new goals, new tasks, and new ideas.
In July 2018 Aerospace International Research Center was renamed to Asgardia Independent Research Center GmbH.
Last year, we began publishing our new space journal, ROOM. We chose this particular name to reflect our belief that we should think of space as more than just a faraway, alien world - it is also a world that humanity is part of. We wish ROOM to be a place for discussion among civilian and military specialists on all things space, as well as a place where serious problems about how to preserve our planet from both manmade and external threats can be addressed.
The first issue of the journal made its debut at the Farnborough Air Show, which was held from 14 to 20 of July 2014.
Igor Ashurbeyli studied Computer Science with a focus on Automatisation of Control Systems and Large Databases, Radar and Laser Systems. He has a PhD in Engineering with a specialisation in Computer Science. He is also a Doctor of Science in Engineering and a space defence industry leader. In 2010, he was awarded Russia's State Science & Technology Prize , given to him for achievements in the development and use of a new generation of micro-technology communications systems, and controls for mobile air defence systems and critical facilities. The State Science & Technology Prize is the highest honour a Russian scientist can achieve. In 2013 he founded AIRC and became Editor-in-Chief of ROOM , a space journal and discussion platform for scientists, engineers, and space industry leaders. After inauguration which took place on 25th of June 2018 in Hofburg, Vienna, Igor Ashurbeyli has become the first Head of Nation of the Space Kingdom Asgardia.
Markus Gronbach is senior partner of the INTRA GmbH, providing company management and strategic planning. He served at the ministry
of defence in Germany and on overseas missions as head of internal leadership, information/investigation and legal. He is a graduate
of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Univesity Bonn, and the Paris Lodron University Salzburg Law school, and spent part of his studies
and research for his doctoral thesis at the University of Kent. He worked for and with renowned Law Firms in Germany and Austria.
His main fields of practice are corporate, economic law, contract law and aviation law.
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