Space agencies

The scope and role of space agencies is evolving, to better match an ever increasing downstream reach of space.

Space Agencies have been critical to the development of the space sector. They have focus R&D efforts and provided support to the development of a space industry via procurements to the broader economy. Space Agencies are now required to assume new roles in relation to an evolving space environment. Indeed, the space sector is increasing its reach into downstream industries and associated value chains. This leads to the concept of Space Economy, generally defined as the ensemble of core space activities and all enabled revenues, services, benefits and applications into the broader economy. With an increasing number of industries concerned, and potential users, there is an increasing need to structure the country-level governance in a way that maximises the growth of the space economy.

Therefore, from mainly technology and space assets development and procurement institutions, space agencies are transitioning towards entities looking also at market development, market needs and economics as well

In addition, space agencies transition towards a more distributed governance with other ministries and agencies with broader scope, or with non-space sectorial scope, taking up some role in the space economy. This creates a need for a tighter coordination at country level.

National Center for Space Studies

CNES
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China National Space Administration

CNSA
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Canadian Space Agency

CSA-ASC
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA
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UK Space Agency

UKSA
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Bolivarian Agency for Space Activities

ABAE
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Bolivian Space Agency

ABE
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Central American Aeronautics and Space Association

ACAE
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Chilean Space Agency

ACE
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Brasilian Space Agency

AEB
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Mexican Space Agency

AEM
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Malaysian National Space Agency

ANGKASA
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Australian Space Agency

ASA
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Algerian Space Agency

ASAL
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Italian Space Agency

ASI
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Agency for Science, Technology and Research

A*STAR
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Bulgarian Aerospace Agency

BASA
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Belgian Science Policy Office

BELSPO
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Austrian Ministry for Transport Innovation and Technology

BMVIT
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Colombian Comission on Space

CCE
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National Centre for Cartography and Remote Sensing

CNCT
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National Commission on Space Activities

CONAE
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National Commission for Aerospace Research and Development

CONIDA
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Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing

CRISP
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Royal Centre for Remote Sensing

CRTS
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Czech Space Office

CSO
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German Aerospace Center

DLR
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National Space Institute

DTU
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European Space Agency

ESA
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European Agency for the Space Program

EUSPA
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Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency

EXA
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Austrian Research Promotion Agency

FFG
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Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency

GISTDA
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Hungarian Space Board

HSB
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Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing

IAASARS
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National Institute for Aerospace Technology

INTA
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Iranian Space Agency

ISA
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Israel Space Agency

ISA
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Indian Space Research Organisation

ISRO
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Information, Technology, Post, Telecommunication Authority

ITPTA
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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

JAXA
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Korea Aerospace Research Institute

KARI
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National Space Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan

KAZKOSMOS
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National Institute of Aeronautics and Space

LAPAN
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Lithuanian AeroSpace Association

LASA
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Luxembourg Space Agency

LSA
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Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

MBRSC
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National Aerospace Development Administration

NADA

National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Sciences

NARSS
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National Aerospace Agency

NASA
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National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

NASB
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National Space Research and Development Agency

NASRDA
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State Space Agency of Ukraine

NKAU
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Netherlands Space Office

NSO
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National Space Organization

NSPO
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New Zealand Space Agency

NZSA
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Philippine Space Agency

PhilSA
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Polish Space Agency

POLSA
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Portugal Space Agency

PSA
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Romanian Space Agency

ROSA
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South African National Space Agency

SANSA
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Swedish National Space Agency

SNSB
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Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization

SPARRSO
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Saudi Space Comission

SSC
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Swiss Space Office

SSO
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Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission

SUPARCO
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Business Finland and Ministry of Economic Affairs

TEM
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Turkmenistan National Space Agency

TurkmenCosmos
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UAE Space Agency

UAESA
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Space Technologies Research Institute

UZAY
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Vietnam National Space Center

VNSC
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Norwegian Space Agency

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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