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DSN Corporation –

Type: Commercial Founded: 2012 Country: JAP DSN Corporation Japanese: 株式会社ディー・エス・エヌ is a corporation owned by SKY Perfect JSAT Group, NEC and NTT Com. It was founded on December 19, 2012 for the sole purpose of acting as an investment vehicle in the private finance initiative that would handle the Japanese military X-band DSN satellite network […]

Equatorial Launch Australia – ELA

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: ELA Administration: CEO: Michael Jones Founded: 2015 Country: AUS Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA) is an Australian startup founded in 2015 to provide commercial space launches from the Arnhem Land spaceport.

Eurockot Launch Services – ELS

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: ELS Country: FRA,RUS Eurockot Launch Services GmbH is a commercial spacecraft launch provider and was founded in 1995. Eurockot uses an expendable launch vehicle called the Rockot to place satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO). Eurockot is jointly owned by ArianeGroup, which holds 51 percent, and by Khrunichev State Research and Production […]

European Launcher Development Organisation – ELDO

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 – ESA

Type: Multinational Abbreviation: ESA Administration: Director General: Josef Aschbacher 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 […]

European Space Research Organisation – ESRO

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, […]

European Union Agency for the Space Programme – EUSPA

Type: Multinational Abbreviation: EUSPA Administration: Executive Director: Rodrigo da Costa Founded: 2021 Country: AUT,BEL,BGR,HRV,CYP,CZE,DNK,EST,FIN,FRA,DEU,GRC,HUN,IRL,ITA,LVA,LTU,LUX,MLT,NLD,POL,PRT,ROU,SVK,SVN,ESP,SWE The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is a space agency, managing the European Union Space Programme as one of the agencies of the European Union (EU). It was initially created as the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Supervisory […]