Space Country Report

UNITED STATES SPACE PROGRAMME

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  The United States programme has its origin rooted in the Intermediate Range and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Programs that became known at the end of World War II when the military wanted to be able to launch larger and heavier payloads into space with the use of rockets.   This is why a lot of the earliest spacecrafts launched like the Titan, Thor and Atlas originated as IRBMs (Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile) and ICBMs (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile).   In the mid-1950s, the United States had access and technology to launch a satellite into Earth’s orbit. The country planned to launch...

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RUSSIAN- ROSCOSMOS STATE CORPORATION FOR SPACE ACTIVITIES

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The agency that is mainly responsible for Russia’s space programme is the Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities which is often commonly referred to as Roscosmos.   The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities is said to be a state corporation that is responsible for the space flight and cosmonautics programme for the Russian Federation. Roscosmos was initially part of the Federal Space Agency, and then it developed and secured itself as the national state corporation on December 28, 2015, through a presidential decree. Originally before 1992, Roscosmos was commonly known as the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. The main...

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JAPAN SPACE PROGRAMME

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The beginning of the Japan space programme can be traced back to the mid-1950s when a research group led by Hideo Itokawa at the University of Tokyo. Initially, the size of the rocket designed by the Japan space programme was less than 30cm (12inches), then it increased to over 15m (49ft) in the mid-1960s. The primary goal of this original research was to successfully launch a man-made satellite. By the 1960s, two organizations have been created for space activities and its regulations and these organizations are the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) and the Institute of Space and...

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UNITED KINGDOM SPACE AGENCY (UKSA)

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The United Kingdom Space agency which is also often referred to as the UKSA or UK Space agency is an executive agency of the United Kingdom government that is in charge of the United Kingdom’s civil Space programme.

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CHINA – CNSA, THE CHINA NATIONAL SPACE ADMINISTRATION

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China Flag designed by  曾联松 Zeng Liansong (source  Wikipedia).   The national space agency responsible for the national space program in China is the China National Space Administration (CNSA). This agency is said to be in charge of the planning and development of space activities. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the China Aerospace Corporation took over the China space program from the Ministry of Aerospace Industry. It serves as a subsidiary agency under the State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) which is also a subsidiary of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The China...

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