World Space Agencies
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Logo of the Czech Space Office The Czech Space Office, CSO ( Czech : Česká kosmická kancelář ) is the central contact point for the coordination of pure space science related activities in the Czech Republic. It fulfils tasks of the national information and advisory centre for the academia on opportunities to enter the international space scene and on space activities in the Czech Republic.
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Founded in 1961, the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) is the government agency responsible for shaping and implementing France’s space policy in Europe. Credits : CNES Its task is to invent the space systems of the future, bring space technologies to maturity and guarantee France’s independent access to space.
The Centre national d'études spatiales ( CNES ) ( English : National Centre for Space Studies ) is the French government space agency (administratively, a "public administration with industrial and commercial purpose"). Established under President Charles de Gaulle in 1961, its headquarters are located in central Paris and it is under the supervision of the French Ministries of Defence and Research. It operates out of the Toulouse Space Center and Guiana Space Centre , but also has payloads launched from space centres operated by other countries. CNES formerly was responsible for the training of French astronauts, but the last active CNES astronauts transferred to the European Space Agency in 2001. CNES is member of Institut au service du spatial, de ses applications et technologies .
Coordinates : The Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO , pron.: / ˈ ɪ ə ɛr ɵ / ; Hindi : भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन Bhāratīya Antarikṣa Anusandhāna Saṅgaṭhana ) is the primary space agency of the Indian government . ISRO is amongst the six largest government space agencies in the world, along with America's NASA , Russia's RKA , Europe's ESA , China's CNSA and Japan's JAXA . Its primary objective is to advance space technology and use its applications for national benefit. [ 2 ] Established in 1969, ISRO superseded the erstwhile Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR).
This is a list of government agencies engaged in activities related to outer space and space exploration . The name given is the English version, with the native language version below. The acronym given is the most common acronym: this can either be the acronym of the English version (e.g.
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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ( 独立行政法人宇宙航空研究開発機構 , Dokuritsu-gyōsei-hōjin Uchū Kōkū Kenkyū Kaihatsu Kikō ? , literally "Independent Administrative Institution on Aerospace Research and Development ") , or JAXA , is Japan's national aerospace 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 is involved in many more advanced missions, such as asteroid exploration and possible manned exploration of the Moon . [ 2 ] Its motto is One JAXA [ 3 ] and its corporate slogan is Reaching for the skies, exploring space. [ 4 ] [ edit ] History
The space program of the People's Republic of China is directed by the China National Space Administration (CNSA). Its technological roots can be traced back to the late 1950s, when the People's Republic began a rudimentary ballistic missile program in response to perceived American (and, later, Soviet ) threats. However, the first Chinese crewed flight program only began in earnest several decades later, when an accelerated program of technological development culminated in Yang Liwei 's successful 2003 flight aboard Shenzhou 5 . This achievement made China the third country to independently send humans into space. Plans include a permanent Chinese space station in 2020 and crewed expeditions to the Moon and Mars . [ edit ] History and recent developments
The Brazilian Space Agency ( Portuguese : Agência Espacial Brasileira ; AEB ) is the civilian authority in Brazil responsible for the country's burgeoning space program . It operates a spaceport at Alcântara and a rocket launch site at Barreira do Inferno . The agency has given Brazil a leading role in space in Latin America and has made Brazil a valuable and dependable partner for cooperation in the International Space Station . [ 3 ] The Brazilian Space Agency is the heir to Brazil's space program . Previously, the program had been under the control of the Brazilian military ; the program was transferred into civilian control on 10 February 1994. It suffered a major setback in 2003, when a rocket explosion killed 21 technicians.