Chapters :
  • GOVERNMENT SPACE AGENCIES
  • SPACE AGENCIES WITH HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT CAPABILITY
  • THE DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION (DRDO)

Major Space Research Organizations – 03

GOVERNMENT SPACE AGENCIES

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
  THE DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION (DRDO) The following table illustrates the major research centers of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
Laboratory Name Area of Research Location
Aerial Delivery Research & Development Establishment (ADRDE) Parachutes & Aerial Systems Agra
Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (VRDE) Wheeled Vehicles Ahmednagar
Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) Naval Materials Ambernath
Integrated Test Range (ITR) Missile Testing Balasore
Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE) Armament Testing Balasore
Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) Aeronautics Bengaluru
Centre for Air Borne System (CABS) Air-Borne Systems Bengaluru
Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR) Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Bengaluru
Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) Avionics Bengaluru
Defence Bio-engineering & Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL) Bio-engineering Bengaluru
Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) Gas Turbine Bengaluru
Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) Radars Bengaluru
Microwave Tube Research & Development Centre (MTRDC) Microwave Devices Bengaluru
Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) Snow and Avalanche Chandigarh
Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) Ballistics Chandigarh
Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE) Combat Vehicles Chennai
Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL) Electronics & Communication Systems Dehradun
Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) Electronics & Optical Systems Dehradun
Centre for Fire, Explosives & Environment Safety (CFEES) Explosives Delhi
Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS) Physiology Delhi
Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) Psychological Research Delhi
Defence Terrain Research Laboratory (DTRL) Terrain Research Delhi
Institute of Nuclear Medicines & Allied Sciences (INMAS) Nuclear Medicine Delhi
Joint Cipher Bureau (JCB) Cipher Systems Delhi
Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC) Laser Technology Delhi
Scientific Analysis Group (SAG) Cryptology Delhi
Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL) Solid- State/ Semiconductor Materials Delhi
Defence Research & Development Establishment (DRDE) Chemical & Biological Warfare Gwalior
Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER) Bio-Energy Haldwani
Advanced Numerical Research & Analysis Group (ANURAG) Computational System Hyderabad
Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) Missiles & Strategic Systems Hyderabad
Centre for High Energy Systems and Sciences (CHESS) High Energy Weapons Hyderabad
Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) Electronic Warfare Hyderabad
Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL) Metallurgy Hyderabad
Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) Missile & Strategic Systems Hyderabad
Research Centre Imarat (RCI) Missile & Strategic Systems Hyderabad
Defence Laboratory (DL) Camouflaging and Isotopes Jodhpur
Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment (DMSRDE) Textiles, Polymers & Composites Kanpur
Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) Sonar Systems Kochi
Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) High Altitude Agroanimal Research Leh
Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) Food Research Mysore
Armaments Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) Armaments Pune
High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) High Energy Materials Pune
Research & Development Establishment (Engrs) (R&DE[E]) Engineering Systems & Weapon Platforms Pune
Defence Research Laboratory (DRL) Health & Hygiene Tezpur
Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL) Underwater Weapons Visakhapatnam
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