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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.


Type: Commercial Abbreviation: LS Country: CHN LandSpace is a Chinese private space launch company based in Beijing. It was founded in 2015 by Tsinghua University alumni Zhang Changwu.

Lockheed Martin

Type: Commercial Abbreviation: LMT Founded: 1953 Launchers: Titan | Agena Spacecraft: Hubble | JUNO | InSight Country: USA Lockheed Martin’s Space Division started in the production of missiles and later ICBM’s in the 1950s. Their TITAN missile system was used for 12 Gemini spacecraft and the Voyager probes. They have worked largely in collaboration with […]