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Type: Commercial Abbreviation: 1WSP Founded: 1960 Launchers: None Spacecraft: AfriStar and 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 […]

Ad Astra Rocket Company

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: AARC Administration: Dr. Franklin Chang Diaz Founded: 2005 Launchers: None 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 […]


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 of […]

Aeronautics and Space Research and Diffusion Center

Type: Government Abbreviation: CIDA-E Founded: 1975 Launchers: None Spacecraft: None 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.


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.


Abbreviation: AEV Country: USA

Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space

Type: Multinational Abbreviation: AIRDS Administration: Dirk Hoke (CEO) Founded: 2014 Launchers: Ariane Spacecraft: Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), Columbus (ISS Science Laboratory), Orion Service Module 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 […]


Type: Commercial Abbreviation: ALYAH Country: ARE


Type: Commercial Abbreviation: AMSAT Country: USA,CAN,DEU,ITA,JPN,IND,GBR



Type: Commercial Abbreviation: ASA Administration: CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Launchers: Ariane 5 | Vega Country: FRA Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world’s first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

Astra Space

Astra Space

Abbreviation: AS Administration: Geoffrey Crowley Founded: 2005 Launchers: 213 Country: USA Astra Space is a launch vehicle company based in San Francisco, California, that develops pump-fed, liquid bipropellant propulsion engines for DARPA and NASA as well as their Astra Rocket launch vehicle.