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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


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 – CSU

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, […]

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – DARPA

Abbreviation: DARPA Administration: Stefanie Tompkins Founded: 1958 Country: USA The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is a research and development agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military.