Organizations

Below you will find listed several types of organizations that are involved in the space sector. Organizations can be international, it is the case for instance of United Nations (UN) derived organizations like the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) or the UNCOPUOS and UNOOSA that are dedicated to space activities.

With the expansion of space activities and their growingly strategic nature, regional organizations have also flourished over the years and embraced space as a sector of strategic interest. Such organizations can be geography-based, looking at developments of the space sector in specific areas of the globe as well as thematic, focusing on a specific segment of the space industry like satellite communications or remote sensing, as well as both at the same time. The European Union, with its dedicated space strategy and program, is at the forefront of the space sector.

Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum

APRSAF
Website

Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization

APSCO
Website

European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

EUMETSAT
Website

European Union

EU
Website

Inter-Islamic Network on Space Sciences and Technology

ISNET
Website

International Astronautical Federation

IAF
Website

International Institute for the Unification of Private Law

UNIDROIT
Website

International Space Station

ISS
Website

International Telecommunication Union

ITU
Website

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATO
Website

Regional African Satellite Communications Organization

RASCOM
Website

Regional Center for Remote Sensing of North Africa States

CRTEAN
Website

United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

UNCOPUOS
Website

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

UNOOSA
Website