Government Space Agencies


The following table lists down the major government space agencies of the world −

Country/Region Agency Abbreviation
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA
Russia Russian Federal Space Agency RFSA
Russia Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities Roscosmos
Europe European Space Agency ESA
Japan Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA
France Centre national d'études spatiales (National Centre for Space Studies) CNES
Germany Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Center) DLR
Italy Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italian Space Agency) ASI
China China National Space Administration CNSA
India Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO
Canada Canadian Space Agency CSA
United Kingdom UK Space Agency UKSA
South Korea Korea Aerospace Research Institute KARI
Algeria Algerian Space Agency ASA
Ukraine State Space Agency of Ukraine SSAU
Argentina Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales CoNAE
Iran Iranian Space Agency and Iranian Space Research Center ISA and ISRC
Spain Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial INTA
Netherlands Netherlands Space Office NSO
Sweden Swedish National Space Board SNSB
Brazil Agência Espacial Brasileira (Brazilian Space Agency) AEB
Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission SUPARCO
South Africa South African National Space Agency SANSA
Switzerland Swiss Space Office SSO
Mexico Agencia Espacial Mexicana (Mexican Space Agency) AEM
Belarus Belarus Space Agency BSA
Costa Rica Asociación Centroamericana de Aeronáutica yel Espacio (Central American Association for Aeronautics and Space) ACAE
International Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum APRSAF
Bahrain Bahrain’s National Space Science Agency NSSA
Venezuela Agencia Bolivariana para Actividades Espaciales (Bolivarian Agency for Space Activities) ABAE
Colombia Comisión Colombiana del Espacio (Colombian Space Commission) CCE
Singapore Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing CRISP
Poland Polska Agencja Kosmiczna (Polish Space Agency) POLSA
United Nations United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs UNOOSA

Space agencies with human spaceflight capability

The following table lists down the different space agencies with human spaceflight capability −

Country/Region Agency Abbreviation
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA
Russia Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities Roscosmos
China China National Space Administration CNSA
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