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This is a list of government agencies engaged in activities related to outer space and space exploration .

As of 2017, 71 different government space agencies are in existence; 13 of those have launch capability. Six government space agencies - the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the European Space Agency (ESA), the China
China
National Space Administration (CNSA), the Japan
Japan
Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Russian Federal Space Agency (RFSA or Roscosmos) have full launch capabilities; these include the ability to launch and recover multiple satellites, deploy cryogenic rocket engines and operate extraterrestrial probes. Only three currently operating government space agencies in the world - RFSA and the CNSA and NASA
NASA
are capable of human spaceflight as of 2017.

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. JAXA), or the acronym in the native language. Where there are multiple acronyms in common use, the English one is given first.

The date of the founding of the space agency is the date of first operations where applicable. If the space agency is no longer running, then the date when it was terminated (i.e. the last day of operations) is given. A link to the Agency's primary website is also given.

CONTENTS

* 1 List of space agencies * 2 List of space agencies with launch capability * 3 List of space agencies with human spaceflight capability * 4 List of space agencies with lunar soft-landing capability * 5 Expected and proposed future space agencies * 6 Budgets * 7 World maps * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links

LIST OF SPACE AGENCIES

The capabilities of the space agencies are color-coded as follows Manned Lunar Exploration + Operates Space Station + Manned Space Flight + Operates Extraterrestrial Probes + Launch Capability + Operates Satellites Station + Manned Space Flight + Operates Extraterrestrial Probes + Launch Capability + Operates Satellites Manned Space Flight + Operates Extraterrestrial Probes + Launch Capability + Operates Satellites Operates Extraterrestrial Probes + Launch Capability + Operates Satellites Launch Capability + Operates Satellites Operates Satellites None Of The Above

NAME INITIALISMS/ACRONYM COUNTRY FOUNDED TERMINATED CAPABILITIES OF THE SPACE AGENCY REF(S)

ASTRONAUTS OPERATES SATELLITES SOUNDING ROCKETS CAPABLE RECOVERABLE BIOLOGICAL SOUNDING ROCKETS CAPABLE

Belarus Space Agency BSA Belarus
Belarus
2010 — No No Yes No

Spanish : Asociación Centroamericana de Aeronáutica y el Espacio (Central American Association for Aeronautics and Space ) ACAE Costa Rica
Costa Rica
2010 — No Yes No No

Aeronautics and Space Research and Diffusion Center (Spanish : Centro de Investigación y Difusión Aeronáutico-Espacial) CIDA-E Uruguay
Uruguay
5 August 1975 — No No No No —

Mexican Space Agency (Spanish : Agencia Espacial Mexicana) AEM Mexico
Mexico
30 July 2010 — Yes Yes Yes No —

Algerian Space Agency
Algerian Space Agency
French : Agence Spatiale Algérienne Berber : Tafullut Tadzayrit n Tallunt Arabic : الوكالة الفضائية الجزائرية‎ ASAL Algeria
Algeria
16 January 2002 — No Yes No No —

Asia Pacific Multilateral Cooperation in Space Technology and Applications (Chinese : 亚太空间技术应用多边合作会议) AP-MCSTA International

China
China
Pakistan
Pakistan
Thailand
Thailand
February 1992 — No Yes No No —

Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (Japanese : アジア太平洋地域宇宙機関会議) APRSAF International

Australia
Australia
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Brunei
Brunei
Bhutan
Bhutan
Canada
Canada
Cambodia
Cambodia
China
China
France
France
Germany
Germany
India
India
Indonesia
Indonesia
Japan
Japan
Laos
Laos
Malaysia
Malaysia
Mongolia
Mongolia
Myanmar
Myanmar
Nepal
Nepal
New Zealand
New Zealand
Pakistan
Pakistan
Philippines
Philippines
Russia
Russia
Singapore
Singapore
South Korea
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Thailand
United States
United States
Vietnam
Vietnam
1993 — No Yes No No —

Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization Chinese: 亚太空间合作组织 APSCO International

Bangladesh
Bangladesh
China
China
Indonesia
Indonesia
Iran
Iran
Mongolia
Mongolia
Pakistan
Pakistan
Peru
Peru
Thailand
Thailand
Turkey
Turkey
28 October 2005 — No Yes No No —

German : Agentur für Luft- und Raumfahrt (Aeronautics and Space Agency); also Austrian Space Agency ; (Austrian Solar and Space Agency 1977–1987) ALR Austria
Austria
12 July 1972 — No No No No

Azerbaijani : Azərbaycan Milli Aerokosmik Agentliyinin ( Azerbaijan National Aerospace Agency )( Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
National Aerospace Agency 1974–2013 AzerCosmos ) AMAKA Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
21 February 1974 — No Yes No No —

Bahrain’s National Space Science Agency (NSSA ) NSSA Bahrain
Bahrain
9 April 2014 — No No No No

Dutch : Belgisch Instituut voor Ruimte-Aëronomie French : Institut d’Aéronomie Spatiale de Belgique ( Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy ) BIRA IASB BISA Belgium
Belgium
25 November 1964 — Yes No No No

Spanish : Agencia Bolivariana para Actividades Espaciales (Bolivarian Agency for Space Activities) ABAE Venezuela
Venezuela
1 January 2008 — No Yes No No

Portuguese : Agência Espacial Brasileira ( Brazilian Space Agency
Brazilian Space Agency
) AEB Brazil
Brazil
10 February 1994 — Yes Yes Yes No

UK Space Agency
UK Space Agency
UKSA United Kingdom
United Kingdom
1 April 2010 — Yes Yes Yes Yes

Bolivian Space Agency Spanish: Agencia Boliviana Espacial ABE Bolivia
Bolivia
2012 — No Yes No No

Bulgarian : Българска академия на науките (Space Research Institute, Solar-Terrestrial Influences Institute) Bulgarian Space Agency ИКИ-БАН SRI-BAS ИСЗВ-БАН STIL-BAS Bulgaria
Bulgaria
1987 — Yes Yes No No

Canadian Space Agency
Canadian Space Agency
French : Agence spatiale canadienne CSA ASC Canada
Canada
1 March 1989 — Yes Yes Yes No

China
China
National Space Administration (Chinese : 国家航天局) CNSA China
China
22 April 1993 — Yes Yes Yes Yes

Spanish : Comisión Colombiana del Espacio ( Colombian Space Commission ) CCE Colombia
Colombia
18 July 2006 — No No No No

Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing CRISP Singapore
Singapore
1995 — No Yes No No

Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems CCSDS International

Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) British National Space Centre (BNSC) Canadian Space Agency
Canadian Space Agency
(CSA) Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) China
China
National Space Administration (CNSA) Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR) European Space Agency
European Space Agency
(ESA) Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) Japan
Japan
Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA) Russian Federal Space Agency (RFSA) 1982 — No No No No —

Committee on Space Research COSPAR International

Argentina
Argentina
Armenia
Armenia
Australia
Australia
Austria
Austria
Belgium
Belgium
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Brazil
Brazil
Canada
Canada
China
China
Republic of China
China
(Taiwan) Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Denmark
Denmark
Egypt
Egypt
Finland
Finland
France
France
Germany
Germany
Greece
Greece
Hungary
Hungary
India
India
Indonesia
Indonesia
Iran
Iran
Israel
Israel
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
Mexico
Mexico
Netherlands
Netherlands
Nigeria
Nigeria
Norway
Norway
Pakistan
Pakistan
Poland
Poland
Portugal
Portugal
Romania
Romania
Russia
Russia
Slovakia
Slovakia
South Africa
South Africa
Spain
Spain
Sweden
Sweden
Switzerland
Switzerland
Thailand
Thailand
Turkey
Turkey
Ukraine
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United States
United States
European Space Agency
European Space Agency
UNESCO
UNESCO
1958 — No No No No

Czech: Ministerstvo dopravy České republiky (MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC - SPACE TECHNOLOGIES AND SATELLITE SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT ) MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC Czech Republic
Czech Republic
2003 — No No No No

Danish : Danmarks Rumcenter ( Danish National Space Center ) DRC DNSC Denmark
Denmark
1 January 1968 31 December 2006 Yes No No No

Danish : Dansk Rumforskningsinstitut ( Danish Space Research Institute ) DRKI DSRI Denmark
Denmark
1 January 2005 31 December 2006 No Yes No No

European Space Agency
European Space Agency
(French : Agence spatiale européenne) (German : Europäische Weltraumorganisation) ESA ASE EWO Austria
Austria
Belgium
Belgium
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Denmark
Denmark
Estonia
Estonia
European Union
European Union
Finland
Finland
France
France
Germany
Germany
Greece
Greece
Ireland Italy
Italy
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Netherlands
Norway
Norway
Poland
Poland
Portugal
Portugal
Romania
Romania
Spain
Spain
Sweden
Sweden
Switzerland
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
31 May 1975 — Yes Yes Yes Yes

Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Thai : สำนักงานพัฒนาเทคโนโลยีอวกาศและภูมิสารสนเทศ) GISTDA สทอภ Thailand
Thailand
3 November 2002 — No Yes No No

German : Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt ( German Aerospace Center ) DLR Germany
Germany
1969 — Yes Yes Yes No

Hungarian : Magyar Űrkutatási Iroda ( Hungarian Space Office ) MŰI HSO Hungary
Hungary
January 1992 — No Yes No No

Indian Space Research Organisation (Hindi : भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन) ISRO इसरो India
India
15 August 1969 — Yes Yes Yes Yes

Greek : Ινστιτούτο Διαστημικών Εφαρμογών και Τηλεπισκόπησης ( Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing ) ΙΔΕΤ ISARS Greece
Greece
1955 — No Yes No No

Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial INTA Spain
Spain
1942 — Yes Yes Yes No

Iranian Space Agency (Persian : سازمان فضایی ایران‎‎) ISA Iran
Iran
2003 — No Yes Yes Yes

Israeli Space Agency
Israeli Space Agency
(Hebrew : סוכנות החלל הישראלית‎‎) ISA סל"ה Israel
Israel
April 1983 — Yes Yes Yes No

Italian Space Agency (Italian : Agenzia Spaziale Italiana) ASI Italy
Italy
1988 — Yes Yes Yes No

Japan
Japan
Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japanese : 宇宙航空研究開発機構) JAXA Japan
Japan
1 October 2003 — Yes Yes Yes No

National Space Agency (KazCosmos) ; Kazakh Space Research Institute NSA (KAZCOSMOS); SRI Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
1991 — Yes Yes No No —

New Zealand
New Zealand
Space Agency NZSA New Zealand
New Zealand
April 2016 — No No No No —

Korean Committee of Space Technology (Korean : 조선우주공간기술위원회) KCST North Korea
North Korea
1980s 2013 No Yes Yes No

National Aerospace Development Administration (Korean : 국가우주개발국) NADA North Korea
North Korea
2013 — No Yes Yes No

Korea Aerospace Research Institute
Korea Aerospace Research Institute
(Korean : 한국항공우주연구원) KARI South Korea
South Korea
10 October 1989 — Yes Yes Yes No

Lithuanian Space Association LSA Lithuania
Lithuania
2007 — No Yes No No

Malaysian National Space Agency (Malay : Agensi Angkasa Negara) ANGKASA Malaysia
Malaysia
2002 — Yes Yes No No

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA
NASA
United States
United States
1 October 1958 — Yes Yes Yes Yes

National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (Arabic : الهيئة العامة للاستشعار عن بعد وعلوم الفضاء‎) NARSS Egypt
Egypt
1994 — No Yes No No

French : Centre National d’Études Spatiales (National Center of Space Research) CNES
CNES
France
France
19 December 1961 — Yes Yes Yes No

Spanish : Comisión Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Aeroespacial (National Commission for Aerospace Research and Development) CONIDA

Peru
Peru
11 June 1974 — No Yes Yes No

Spanish : Comisión Nacional de Investigaciones Espaciales
Comisión Nacional de Investigaciones Espaciales
(National Commission for Space Research) CNIE Argentina
Argentina
1961 1991 No No Yes Yes

Spanish : Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales
Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales
(National Space Activities Commission) CONAE Argentina
Argentina
28 May 1991 — No Yes Yes No

Indonesian : Lembaga Antariksa dan Penerbangan Nasional ( National Institute of Aeronautics and Space
National Institute of Aeronautics and Space
) LAPAN Indonesia
Indonesia
27 November 1964 — Yes Yes Yes No

National Remote Sensing Center of Mongolia
Mongolia
NRSC Mongolia
Mongolia
1987 — No No No No

French : Centre national de la cartographie et de la télédétection

(Arabic : المركز الوطني للإستشعار عن بعد‎) (National Remote Sensing Center of Tunisia) CNT Tunisia
Tunisia
1988 — No No No No —

Uzbek State Space Research Agency (UzbekCosmos) USSRA (UZBEKCOSMOS) Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
2001 — No No No No

Ukrainian : Національне космічне агентство України (National Space Agency of Ukraine
Ukraine
) НКАУ NSAU Ukraine
Ukraine
2 March 1992 — Yes Yes Yes No

National Space Organization (Chinese : 國家太空中心) NSPO Republic of China
China
(Taiwan) 3 October 1991 — No Yes Yes No

National Space Research and Development Agency NASRDA Nigeria
Nigeria
1998 — No Yes No No

Dutch : Stichting Ruimteonderzoek Nederland ( Netherlands
Netherlands
Institute for Space Research ) SRON Netherlands
Netherlands
1983 — Yes Yes No No

Norwegian : Norsk Romsenter ( Norwegian Space Centre ) NRS NSC Norway
Norway
1987 — No Yes Yes No

Pakistan
Pakistan
Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission
Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission
(Urdu : پاکستان خلائی و بالا فضائی تحقی‍قاتی کمیشن‎) SUPARCO سپارکو Pakistan
Pakistan
16 September 1961 — No Yes Yes No

Portuguese : Gabinete do Espaço da FCT (FCT Space Office) FCT SO Portugal
Portugal
2009 — No No No No —

Romanian : Agenţia Spaţială Română ( Romanian Space Agency ) ASR ROSA Romania
Romania
1991 — Yes Yes No No

former Egypt
Egypt
Remote Sensing Center EASRT-RSC Egypt
Egypt
1971 1994 No No No No

French : Centre Royal de Télédétection Spatiale Berber : Ammas Amrrukan n Tallunt (Arabic : المركز الملكي للإستشعار البعدي الفضائي‎) (Royal Center for Remote Sensing ) CRTS Morocco
Morocco
December 1989 — No Yes No No —

Russian : Федеральное космическое агентство ( Russian Federal Space Agency ) ROSCOSMOS Russia
Russia
c.1992 — Yes Yes Yes Yes

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Space Agency SLSA Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
2010 (Proposed) — No Yes No No

Turkish : TÜBİTAK Uzay Teknolojileri Araştırma Enstitüsü (TÜBİTAK UZAY) ( TUBITAK Space Technologies Research Institute ) TÜBİTAK UZAY Turkey
Turkey
1985 — Yes Yes No No —

Russian : Советская космическая программа ( Soviet space program ) СССР Soviet Union
Soviet Union
ca. 1955 ca. 1991 Yes Yes Yes Yes

Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization SPARRSO Bangladesh
Bangladesh
1980 — No No No No

Polish : Polska Agencja Kosmiczna POLSA ( Polish Space Agency ) POLSA POLSA Poland
Poland
2014 — Yes Yes No No

South African National Space Agency SANSA South Africa
South Africa
9 December 2010 — No No No No

Space Research Institute of Saudi Arabia (Arabic : معهد بحوث الفضاء‎) KACST-SRI Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
— — No Yes No No —

Vietnamese : Viện Công nghệ vũ trụ Việt Nam (Space Technology Institute (Vietnam) ) CNVT or STI VAST-STI Vietnam
Vietnam
20 November 2006 — Yes Yes No No

Swedish : Rymdstyrelsen ( Swedish National Space Board ) SNSB Sweden
Sweden
1972 — Yes Yes Yes No

Swiss Space Office
Swiss Space Office
SSO Switzerland
Switzerland
— — No No No No

Turkmenistan National Space Agency

Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
2011 — No No No No

United Nations
United Nations
Office for Outer Space Affairs UNOOSA United Nations
United Nations
13 December 1958 — — — — —

United Nations
United Nations
Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space UNCOPUOS

Albania
Albania
Algeria
Algeria
Argentina
Argentina
Australia
Australia
Austria
Austria
Belgium
Belgium
Benin
Benin
Bolivia
Bolivia
Brazil
Brazil
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Cameroon
Canada
Canada
Chad
Chad
Chile
Chile
China
China
Colombia
Colombia
Cuba
Cuba
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Ecuador
Ecuador
Egypt
Egypt
France
France
Hungary
Hungary
Germany
Germany
Greece
Greece
India
India
Indonesia
Indonesia
Iran
Iran
Iraq
Iraq
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kenya
Lebanon
Lebanon
Libya
Libya
Malaysia
Malaysia
Mexico
Mexico
Mongolia
Mongolia
Netherlands
Netherlands
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
Niger
Niger
Nigeria
Nigeria
Pakistan
Pakistan
Peru
Peru
Philippines
Philippines
Poland
Poland
Portugal
Portugal
South Korea
South Korea
Romania
Romania
Russia
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Slovakia
Slovakia
South Africa
South Africa
Spain
Spain
Sudan
Sudan
Sweden
Sweden
Switzerland
Switzerland
Syria
Syria
Thailand
Thailand
Turkey
Turkey
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United States
United States
Ukraine
Ukraine
Uruguay
Uruguay
Venezuela
Venezuela
Vietnam
Vietnam
12 December 1959 — — — — — —

United Arab Emirates Space Agency (Arabic : وكالةالإمارات للفضاء‎) UAESA United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
2014 — No Yes No No

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (Arabic : على مركز محمد بن راشد للفضاء‎) MBRSC Dubai
Dubai
, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
6 February 2006 (as EIAST) 2015 (as MBRSC) — No Yes No No

LIST OF SPACE AGENCIES WITH LAUNCH CAPABILITY

SPACE AGENCY COUNTRY FOUNDED TERMINATED CAPABILITIES OF THE SPACE AGENCY REF(S)

NAME ACRONYM LAUNCH CAPABLE MULTIPLE SATELLITES LAUNCH CAPABLE DEVELOPED background:darkCyan;">

Austria
Austria
Belgium
Belgium
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Denmark
Denmark
Finland
Finland
France
France
Germany
Germany
Greece
Greece
Ireland Italy
Italy
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Netherlands
Norway
Norway
Portugal
Portugal
Poland
Poland
Romania
Romania
Spain
Spain
Sweden
Sweden
Switzerland
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
31 May 1975 — Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Iranian Space Agency (Persian : سازمان فضایی ایران‎‎) ISA ISA Iran
Iran
2003 — Yes No No No No

Israeli Space Agency
Israeli Space Agency
(Hebrew : סוכנות החלל הישראלית‎‎) (Arabic : وكالة الفضاء الإسرائيلية‎) ISA סל"ה Israel
Israel
April 1983 — Yes No No No No

Italian Space Agency (Italian : Agenzia Spaziale Italiana) ASI Italy
Italy
1988 — Yes Yes No No No

Korean Committee of Space Technology (Korean : 조선우주공간기술위원회) KCST North Korea
North Korea
1980s — Yes No No No No

Korea Aerospace Research Institute
Korea Aerospace Research Institute
(Korean : 한국항공우주연구원) KARI 항우연 South Korea
South Korea
October 1989 — Yes No No No No

Indian Space Research Organisation (Hindi : भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन) ISRO इसरो India
India
15 August 1969 — Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Japan
Japan
Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japanese : 宇宙航空研究開発機構) JAXA Japan
Japan
1 October 2003 — Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA
NASA
United States
United States
1 October 1958 — Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

French : Centre National d’Études Spatiales (National Center of Space Research) CNES
CNES
France
France
19 December 1961 — Yes Yes Yes No No

Ukrainian : Національне космічне агентство України (National Space Agency of Ukraine
Ukraine
) НКАУ NSAU Ukraine
Ukraine
2 March 1992 — Yes Yes No No No

Russian : Федеральное космическое агентство ( Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)) ROSCOSMOS RFSA Russia
Russia
ca. 1992 — Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Russian : Советская космическая программа ( Soviet space program ) СССР Soviet Union
Soviet Union
ca. 1955 ca. 1991 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

LIST OF SPACE AGENCIES WITH HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT CAPABILITY

SPACE AGENCY COUNTRY FOUNDED TERMINATED ACCOMPLISHED TASKS BY THE SPACE AGENCY REF(S)

NAME ACRONYM MANNED SPACEFLIGHT CAPABLE MANNED SPACE LAUNCH CAPABLE SPACEWALK CAPABLE SPACE RENDEZVOUS AND DOCKING CAPABLE OPERATES SPACE STATION

China
China
National Space Administration (Chinese : 中华人民共和国国家航天局) CNSA People\'s Republic of China
China
22 April 1993 — Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA
NASA
United States
United States
1 October 1958 — Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Russian : Федеральное космическое агентство ( Russian Federal Space Agency ) ROSCOSMOS RFSA Russia
Russia
ca. 1992 — Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Russian : Советская космическая программа ( Soviet space program ) СССР Soviet Union
Soviet Union
ca. 1955 ca. 1991 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

LIST OF SPACE AGENCIES WITH LUNAR SOFT-LANDING CAPABILITY

SPACE AGENCY COUNTRY FOUNDED TERMINATED ACCOMPLISHED TASKS BY THE SPACE AGENCY REF(S)

NAME ACRONYM CIRCUMLUNAR MANNED SPACEFLIGHT UNMANNED MOON SOFT LANDING UNMANNED (AUTOMATED) LUNAR ROVER OPERATION AUTOMATED LUNAR SAMPLE RETURN MISSION MANNED MOON LANDING AND SAMPLE RETURN

China
China
National Space Administration (Chinese : 中华人民共和国国家航天局) CNSA People\'s Republic of China
China
22 April 1993 — No Yes Yes No No

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA
NASA
United States
United States
1 October 1958 — Yes Yes No No Yes

Russian : Советская космическая программа ( Soviet space program ) СССР Soviet Union
Soviet Union
ca. 1955 ca. 1991 No Yes Yes Yes No

EXPECTED AND PROPOSED FUTURE SPACE AGENCIES

SPACE AGENCY COUNTRY POSSIBLE EXPECTED DATE OF FOUNDATION CURRENT STATUS REF(S)

NAME ACRONYM

Australian Space Agency (name not yet confirmed) tbc Australia
Australia
2018 (details to be announced in March 2018) Goal to initially focus on satellites to reduce dependency on overseas agencies.

Philippine Space Agency PSA Philippines
Philippines
— At proposal stage

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Aeronautics and Space Agency SLASA Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Immediate goal is to construct and launch two satellites. Sri Lankan Telecommunications Regulatory Commission has signed an agreement with Surrey Satellite
Satellite
Technology Ltd to get relevant help and resources.

African Space Agency AFRISPACE African Union
African Union
— Proposed in 2015

Caribbean Space Agency CARISPACE Caribbean Community
Caribbean Community
— Proposed in 2021

Royal Cambodian Space Agency KHMERSPACE Cambodia
Cambodia
— Proposed in 2020

Pan-Arab Space Agency PASA Arab League
Arab League
— Stalled. Proposed in 2009, at progress stage.

South American Space Agency

South America
South America
— Proposed in 2011, at progress stage

BUDGETS

The annual budgets listed are the official budgets for national space agencies available in public domain. The budgets are not normalized to the expenses of space research in different countries, i.e. higher budget does not necessarily mean more activity or better performance in space exploration. Note also that budget could be used for different projects: e.g. GPS is maintained from the US defence budget, whereas ESA's money is used for developing the European Galileo positioning system. The data for authoritarian countries are unreliable. For European contributors to ESA, the national budgets shown include also their contributions to ESA.

Budgets of different space agencies. AGENCY (COUNTRY/REGION) BUDGET (IN MILLIONS OF US $)

NASA
NASA
(USA ) 19,500

ESA (EUROPE ) 6,271

ROSCOSMOS (RUSSIA ) 3,272

CNES
CNES
(FRANCE ) 2,600

DLR (GERMANY ) 2,500

JAXA (JAPAN ) 2,030

ASI (ITALY ) 1,800

CNSA (CHINA ) 1,780

ISRO (INDIA ) 1,400

CSA (CANADA ) 488.7

UKSA (UK ) 414

KARI (SOUTH KOREA ) 366

ASA (ALGERIA ) 360

SSAU (UKRAINE ) 250

CONAE (ARGENTINA ) 180

ISA AND ISRC (IRAN ) 139

INTA (SPAIN ) 135

NSO (NETHERLANDS ) 110

SNSB (SWEDEN ) 100

SUPARCO (PAKISTAN ) 82

SANSA (SOUTH AFRICA ) 11.8

SSO (SWITZERLAND ) 10

AEM (MEXICO ) 8.34

Country/ region AGENCY Budget (in millions of US $) YEAR

United States
United States
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
19,500 2017

Austria
Austria
Belgium
Belgium
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Denmark
Denmark
European Union
European Union
Finland
Finland
France
France
Germany
Germany
Greece
Greece
Ireland Italy
Italy
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Netherlands
Norway
Norway
Poland
Poland
Portugal
Portugal
Romania
Romania
Spain
Spain
Sweden
Sweden
Switzerland
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
European Space Agency
European Space Agency
6,271 2017

Russia
Russia
Russian Federal Space Agency 3,272 2015

France
France
French Space Agency 2,600 2017

Germany
Germany
German Aerospace Center 2,500 2015

Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Aerospace Exploration Agency 2,030 2013

Italy
Italy
Italian Space Agency 1,800 2014

China
China
China
China
National Space Administration 1,300 (Euroconsult) 500 (official)

India
India
Indian Space Research Organisation 1,400 2017-18

Canada
Canada
Canadian Space Agency
Canadian Space Agency
488.7

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
UK Space Agency
UK Space Agency
414

South Korea
South Korea
Korea Aerospace Research Institute
Korea Aerospace Research Institute
366 FY 2007

Algeria
Algeria
Algerian Space Agency
Algerian Space Agency
360 FY 2002

Ukraine
Ukraine
State Space Agency of Ukraine
Ukraine
250

Argentina
Argentina
Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales
Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales
180 2016

Iran
Iran
Iranian Space Agency and Iranian Space Research Center 72 + 67 = 139 2014-15

Spain
Spain
Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial 135 2009

Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands
Space Office 110

Sweden
Sweden
Swedish National Space Board 100 2011

Brazil
Brazil
Brazilian Space Agency
Brazilian Space Agency
100/R$ 299 2015

Pakistan
Pakistan
Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission
Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission
75.1 2010-11

South Africa
South Africa
South African National Space Agency 11.8 2014-15

Switzerland
Switzerland
Swiss Space Office
Swiss Space Office
10

Mexico
Mexico
Mexican Space Agency 8.34

World All space agencies (Total of listed budgets) About 43,400

WORLD MAPS

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Countries capable of Manned Space Flight *

Countries with Extraterrestrial Probes *

Space Launch capable countries *

Countries with Sounding Rockets *

Satellite
Satellite
operating countries *

Countries with Astronauts

SEE ALSO

* Spaceflight
Spaceflight
portal

* NewSpace * List of private spaceflight companies * Space program of Luxembourg
Luxembourg

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