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Bulgarian Space Agency – SRI-BAS

Type: Government Abbreviation: SRI-BAS Founded: 1993 Country: BGR The Bulgarian Space Agency has put two Bulgarians onto the ISS in tandem with the Russian Space Agency. Their involvement in space began with the Interkosmos program that helped Communist Bloc countries get access to Soviet space technology. They contributed cosmonauts for a training class, two of […]

Canadian Space Agency – CSA

Type: Government Abbreviation: CSA Founded: 1990 Country: CAN The Canadian Space Agency was established by the Canadian Space Agency Act which received Royal Assent on May 10, 1990. The Canadian space program is administered by the Canadian Space Agency. Canada has contributed technology, expertise and personnel to the world space effort, especially in […]

CAS Space – CAS

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: CAS Founded: 2018 Launchers: Zhongke Country: CHN CAS Space is a spin-off company from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) that is operating and plans to operate various launch vehicles of the Zhongke series.

China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation – CASIC

China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation – CASIC

Type: Government Abbreviation: CASIC Country: CHN The China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation Limited (CASIC) is a Chinese state-owned corporation that designs, develops and manufactures a range of spacecrafts, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation – CASC

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation – CASC

Type: Government Abbreviation: CASC Administration: Chairman & 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 – CNSA

China National Space Administration – CNSA

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. – CHNR

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”.

Chrysler – CHR

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 – COSPAR