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Italian Air Force – IAF

Type: Government Abbreviation: IAF Founded: 1923 Country: ITA The Italian Air Force is the air force of the Italian Republic. The Italian Air Force was founded as an independent service arm on 28 March 1923 by King Victor Emmanuel III as the Regia Aeronautica (“Royal Air Force”). After World War II, when Italy became a […]

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency – JAXA

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency – JAXA

Type: Government Abbreviation: JAXA Administration: Administrator: Hiroshi Yamakawa Founded: 2003 Launchers: H-II Country: JPN The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is Japan’s national aero-space agency. Through the merger of three previously independent organizations, JAXA was formed on 1 October 2003. JAXA is responsible for research, technology development and the launch of satellites into orbit, and […]

KB Mashinostroyeniya –

Type: Government Country: RUS KB Mashinostroyeniya or KBM for short is a state defence enterprise, scientific and design R&D centre specialised in missile systems located in Kolomna, Moscow region, Russia. Part of Rostec state corporation.

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center – KhSC

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center – KhSC

Type: Government Abbreviation: KhSC Administration: Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy Founded: 1916 Launchers: Proton | Rokot Country: RUS Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and […]

Korea Aerospace Research Institute – KARI

Type: Government Abbreviation: KARI Administration: Cho Gwang-rae Founded: 1989 Launchers: Nuri Country: KOR The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) established in 1989, is the aeronautics and space agency of Republic of Korea. Its main laboratories are located in Daejeon, in the Daedeok Science Town.

Korean Astronaut Program – KAP

Type: Government Abbreviation: KAP Founded: 2006 Country: KOR The Korean Astronaut Program was an initiative by the South Korean government to send the first Korean into space via the Russian space program. In 2008, Yi So-yeon became the first and only Korean to go to space for 10 days.

Korean Committee of Space Technology – KCST

Type: Government Abbreviation: KCST Launchers: Paektusan | Unha Country: PRK The Korean Committee of Space Technology was the agency of the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) responsible for the country’s space program. The agency was terminated and succeeded by the National Aerospace Development Administration in 2013 after the Law on […]

Kuiper Systems LLC – Amazon

Abbreviation: Amazon Administration: President: Rajeev Badyal Founded: 2019 Country: USA Kuiper Systems LLC, also known as Project Kuiper, is a subsidiary of Amazon that was established in 2019 to deploy a large satellite internet constellation to provide low-latency broadband internet connectivity.