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1worldspace – 1WSP

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: 1WSP Founded: 1960 Spacecraft: AfriStar | AsiaStar Country: USA A now nonexistent satellite radio network company that operated two satellites to bring coverage with 62 stations to most of the Eastern Hemisphere. They went bankrupt in 2008. There has been a plan to relaunch the company, but it was announced in 2011, […]

ABL Space Systems – ABL

ABL Space Systems – ABL

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: ABL Administration: CEO: Harry O’Hanley Founded: 2017 Launchers: RS1 Country: USA ABL Space Systems is an American company based in El Segundo, California, specialized in launch vehicle and launch systems technology manufacturing using CNC and 3D printing.

Ad Astra Rocket Company – AARC

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: AARC Administration: Dr. Franklin Chang Diaz Founded: 2005 Spacecraft: VX-200 | VF-200 Country: USA Ad Astra Rocket Company is an American Space Company doing research and development in plasma propulsion technology. This involves using the technology of VASIMR developed in the late ’70s, developed by the companies founder, Franklin Diaz. They have […]

Aerojet – Aerojet

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: Aerojet Founded: 1942 Launchers: Aerobee | Aerojet General X-8 Spacecraft: None Country: USA An American Propulsion and Rocket manufacturer founded in 1942 that worked on major projects for NASA such as the Apollo CM main engine, the Space Shuttle Orbital Maneuvering System, and engines for the Titan Rockets the launched the likes […]

Aeronautics and Space Research and Diffusion Center – CIDA-E

Type: Government Abbreviation: CIDA-E Founded: 1975 Country: URY An Uruguayan Government Space and Aeronautics Research Organization founded in 1975. They study and promote aerospace and space issues along with researching into them. They also advise and collaborate with the Uruguayan Air Force.

Aérospatiale –

Type: Government Founded: 1970 Country: FRA Aérospatiale was a French state-owned aerospace manufacturer that built both civilian and military aircraft, rockets and satellites. It was originally known as Société nationale industrielle aérospatiale (SNIAS). Its head office was in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The name was changed to Aérospatiale during 1970.

Airbus Defence and Space – AIRDS

Airbus Defence and Space – AIRDS

Type: Multinational Abbreviation: AIRDS Administration: CEO: Michael Schoellhorn Founded: 2014 Launchers: Ariane Spacecraft: ATV | Columbus | Orion ESM Country: FRA,GER,GBR,ESP,ITA Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus responsible for defence and aerospace products and services. The division was formed in January 2014 during the corporate restructuring of European Aeronautic Defence and Space […]

Amsat – AMSAT

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: AMSAT Country: USA,CAN,DEU,ITA,JPN,IND,GBR AMSAT is a name for amateur radio satellite organizations worldwide, but in particular the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) with headquarters at Washington, D.C. AMSAT organizations design, build, arrange launches for, and then operate (command) satellites carrying amateur radio payloads, including the OSCAR series of satellites. Other informally affiliated […]