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China National Space Administration

China National Space Administration

Type: Government Abbreviation: CNSA Administration: Administrator: Tang Dengjie Founded: 1993 Spacecraft: Shenzhou Country: CHN The China National Space Administration (CNSA) is the national space agency of the People’s Republic of China. It is responsible for the national space program and for planning and development of space activities. CNSA and China Aerospace Corporation (CASC) assumed the […]

Chrysler

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: CHR Founded: 1950 Country: USA In July 1959, NASA chose the Redstone missile as the basis for the Mercury-Redstone Launch Vehicle to be used for suborbital test flights of the Project Mercury spacecraft. Three unmanned MRLV launch attempts were made between November 1960 and March 1961, two of which were successful. The […]

Committee on Space Research

Type: Multinational Abbreviation: COSPAR Country: ARG,ARM,AUS,AUT,BEL,BGR,BRA,CAN,CHN,TWN,CZE,DNK,EGY,ESP,FIN,FRA,DEU,GRC,HUN,IND,IDN,IRN,ISR,ITA,JPN,MEX,NLD,NGA,NOR,PAK,POL,PRT,ROU,RUS,SVK,ZAF,SWE,CHE,THA,TUR,UKR,GBR,USA

Convair

Type: Commercial Founded: 1943 Country: USA Convair, previously Consolidated Vultee, was an American aircraft manufacturing company that later expanded into rockets and spacecraft. The company was formed in 1943 by the merger of Consolidated Aircraft and Vultee Aircraft. In 1953 it was purchased by General Dynamics, and operated as their Convair Division for most of […]

Copenhagen Suborbitals

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: CSU Administration: Kristian Elof Sørensen Founded: 2008 Country: DNK Copenhagen Suborbitals is the world’s only manned, amateur, crowd funded space program. Their stated goal is to have one of the members fly into space (above 100 km), on a sub-orbital spaceflight, in a space capsule on the Spica rocket.As an amateur organisation, […]

Department of Aerospace Science and Technology

Type: Government Founded: 1953 Country: BRA The Brazilian Department of Science and Aerospace Technology is the national military research center for aviation and space flight. It is subordinated to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). It coordinates all technical and scientific activities related to the aerospace sector in which there are interests by the Ministry of […]

DirecTV

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: DIREC Country: USA

Echostar

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: ECHO Country: USA

Energia

Type: Government Abbreviation: OKB-1 Founded: 1946 Country: RUS

European Launcher Development Organisation

Type: Government Abbreviation: ELDO Founded: 1961 Country: EUR The European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO) is a former European space research organization. It was first developed in order to establish a satellite launch vehicle for Europe. The three-stage rocket developed was named Europa, after the mythical Greek god. Overall, there were 10 launches that occurred under […]

European Space Agency

Type: Multinational Abbreviation: ESA Administration: Johann-Dietrich Wörner Founded: 1975 Country: AUT,BEL,CZE,DNK,FIN,FRA,DEU,GRC,IRE,ITA,LUZ,NLD,NOR,POL,PRT,ROU,ESP,SWE,CHE,GBR The European Space Agency is an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris, France, ESA has a worldwide staff of about 2,000 employees. ESA’s space flight programme includes human spaceflight (mainly through participation in the International Space […]

European Space Research Organisation

Type: Multinational Abbreviation: ESRO Founded: 1964 Country: EUR The European Space Research Organisation (ESRO) was an international organisation founded by 10 European nations with the intention of jointly pursuing scientific research in space. It was founded in 1964. As an organisation ESRO was based on a previously existing international scientific institution, CERN. The ESRO convention, […]