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Type: Commercial Abbreviation: ISAT Country: ENG

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

Type: Government Abbreviation: ISAS Launchers: Lambda Country: JPN ISAS is a Japanese national research organization of astrophysics using rockets, astronomical satellites and interplanetary probes which played a major role in Japan’s space development.


Type: Commercial Abbreviation: I Country: LUX

International Launch Services

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: ILS Administration: Kirk Pysher Founded: 1995 Country: USA International Launch Services, Inc. (ILS) is a joint venture with exclusive rights to the worldwide sale of commercial Angara and Proton rocket launch services. Proton launches take place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan while Angara is planned to launch from the Plesetsk and […]

Interstellar Technologies

Interstellar Technologies

Abbreviation: ISTECH Administration: Takahiro Inagawa Founded: 2005 Country: JPN Interstellar Technologies, Inc. (Japanese: インターステラテクノロジズ(株) Hepburn: Intāsutera Tekunorojizu (kabu)) is a Japanese NewSpace company. It is a rocket spacelaunch company developing the MOMO launcher. Its stated goal is to reduce the cost of access to space. In 2017, it became the first Japanese company to launch […]


Type: Commercial Abbreviation: INVAP Country: ARG

Iranian Space Agency

Type: Government Abbreviation: ISA Administration: Morteza Barari Founded: 2004 Launchers: 39,74,142,217 Country: IRN The Iranian Space Agency is Iran’s governmental space agency. Iran became an orbital-launch-capable nation in 2009. Iran is one of the 24 founding members of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which was set up in 1958.


Abbreviation: iSpace Founded: 2016 Launchers: Hyperbola-1 Country: CHN i-Space is a Chinese private space launch company based in Beijing and founded in October 2016.

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Type: Government Abbreviation: JAXA Administration: Administrator: Hiroshi Yamakawa Founded: 2003 Launchers: H-II Country: JPN The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is Japan’s national aero-space agency. Through the merger of three previously independent organizations, JAXA was formed on 1 October 2003. JAXA is responsible for research, technology development and the launch of satellites into orbit, and […]

KB Mashinostroyeniya

Type: Government Country: RUS KB Mashinostroyeniya or KBM for short is a state defence enterprise, scientific and design R&D centre specialised in missile systems located in Kolomna, Moscow region, Russia. Part of Rostec state corporation.

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Type: Government Abbreviation: KhSC Administration: Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy Founded: 1916 Launchers: Proton | Rokot Country: RUS Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and […]

Korea Aerospace Research Institute

Type: Government Abbreviation: KARI Administration: Cho Gwang-rae Founded: 1989 Country: KOR The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) established in 1989, is the aeronautics and space agency of Republic of Korea. Its main laboratories are located in Daejeon, in the Daedeok Science Town.

Korean Astronaut Program

Type: Government Abbreviation: KAP Founded: 2006 Country: KOR The Korean Astronaut Program was an initiative by the South Korean government to send the first Korean into space via the Russian space program. In 2008, Yi So-yeon became the first and only Korean to go to space for 10 days.