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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Type: Government Abbreviation: CASC Administration: Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Launchers: Long March Country: CHN The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, […]

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 […]

China Rocket Co. Ltd.

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: CHNR Country: CHN China Rocket Co. Ltd. is a spinoff of China’s state-owned launch vehicle manufacturer using a “commercial business model”.


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 […]

Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales

Type: Government Abbreviation: CONAE Founded: 1960 Launchers: Tronador Country: ARG CONAE is the civilian agency of the government of Argentina in charge of the national space programme.

Committee on Space Research



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 […]


Type: Commercial Abbreviation: DIREC Country: USA


Type: Commercial Abbreviation: ECHO Country: USA


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 […]