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Type: Unknown Abbreviation: UNK Country: UNK

US Army

Type: Government Abbreviation: USA Country: USA

US Navy

Type: Government Abbreviation: USN Founded: 1963 Launchers: None Spacecraft: Vanguard 1-3 | Parker Solar Probe Country: USA The Navy was competed with the Army to put the first American satellite into orbit. Their first two Vanguard missions failed, with the second being a highly publicized failure, as it exploded on the launchpad. They went on […]


Type: Commercial Abbreviation: VEC Country: USA

Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic

Type: Private Abbreviation: VG Administration: Founder: Richard Branson Founded: 2004 Launchers: VMS Eve Spacecraft: VSS Enterprise, VSS Unity Country: USA Virgin Galactic is an American spaceflight company within the Virgin Group. It is developing commercial spacecraft and aims to provide suborbital spaceflights to space tourists. Virgin Galactic’s suborbital spacecraft are air launched from beneath a […]

Virgin Orbit

Virgin Orbit

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: VO Administration: Dan Hart Founded: 2017 Launchers: 141 Country: USA Virgin Orbit is a company within the Virgin Group which plans to provide launch services for small satellites. The company was formed in 2017 to develop the air-launched LauncherOne rocket, launched from Cosmic Girl, which had previously been a project of Virgin […]


Founded: 1917 Country: USA Vought was the name of several related American aerospace firms. These have included, in the past, Lewis and Vought Corporation, Chance Vought, Vought-Sikorsky, LTV Aerospace (part of Ling-Temco-Vought), Vought Aircraft Companies, and Vought Aircraft Industries. The first incarnation of Vought was established by Chance M. Vought and Birdseye Lewis in 1917. […]

Weapons Research Establishment

Type: Government Abbreviation: WRE Founded: 1955 Country: AUS The Weapons Research Establishment was an Australian government entity dedicated to providing science and technology support for Australia’s defence and national security needs.


Type: Commercial Abbreviation: WBLU Country: USA


Type: Commercial Abbreviation: XTAR Country: USA

Yuzhnoye Design Bureau

Yuzhnoye Design Bureau

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: OKB-586 Administration: Director: Alexander Degtyarev Founded: 1951 Launchers: Zenit Country: UKR Yuzhnoye Design Office, located in Dnipro, Ukraine, is a designer of satellites and rockets, and formerly of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) established by Mikhail Yangel in 1951. The Zenit launch vehicle currently launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome but also used to […]