Aerospace and Defense: Regulatory Agencies

Algerian Space Agency (ASAL)

The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) is a member of the International Astronautical Federation. ASAL is responsible for developing space programs in Algeria and gaining independence in the field of satellite design. Only available in French.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 11, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Algeria

Argentina: National Space Activities Commission (CONAE)

Argentina's National Space Activities Commission, also known as Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE), represents the nation's civil research and development capabilities in space activities. CONAE develops advanced space technology, enhances economic and human resources, and builds international space cooperation. Some areas of the site are only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 24, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Argentina

Australian Department of Defence

The Australian Department of Defence was created to protect the national interests of Australia and promote peace and security internationally. The Department of Defence includes the navy, army, and air force. Their webpage provides reports and publications, a section with information on possible careers, updates on the industry and their contracts, as well as a large amount of media and news reports on the department.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 11, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Australia

Azerbaijan: Ministry of Defense Industry of Azerbaijan Republic

The Ministry of Defense Industry of Azerbaijan Republic is responsible for implementing policy regarding national defense, aviation, communication and radio-electronics, and engineering. The site provides information about various enterprises, production, e-services, and recent news. The site also provides useful country resources regarding information on national leadership.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 14, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Azerbaijan

Bolivian Agency for Space Activities (ABAE)

The Bolivian Agency for Space Activities, also known as Agencia Bolivariana para Actividades Espaciales (ABAE), promotes programs for space research and development projects that allow for the improvement of space technology. The goal of ABAE is to use technological resources to reach remote space areas with difficult access. Only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 14, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Bolivia

Brazilian Space Agency (AEB)

The Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) is responsible for formulating and coordinating the Brazilian space policy. AEB promotes the autonomy and development of the space industry. Site is only available in Portuguese.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 14, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Brazil

Bulgarian Space Research and Technology Institute (SRTI-BAS)

The priorities of the Bulgarian Space Research and Technology Institute (SRTI-BAS) are to research solar-terrestrial and space physics, research and design remote sensing of the Earth, and research new space technologies. The site provides information on their research projects and events.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 13, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Bulgaria

Canada: Department of National Defence (DND)

Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) provides advice and support to the minister of national defense and implements the decisions of the government on the defense of Canada and of Canadian interests at home and abroad. The site provides information about doing business with DND and investing in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 28, 2016

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Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) promotes the peaceful use and development of space to advance the knowledge of space through science. The CSA site provides information regarding its activity sectors, multimedia, resources, and recent space-related news. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 10, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Canada

Colombian Space Commission (CCE)

The Colombian Space Commission, also known as Comisión Colombiana del Espacio (CCE), strengthens Colombia's knowledge of the Earth and outer space by means of modern technologies and information provided by missions on communications, Earth observation, and satellite navigation. The CCE website contains information about the commission's various areas of regulation as well as a listing of upcoming events. A library of publications contains publications about geographic analysis, science and technology, satellite navigation, and agency documents. Site is only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 25, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Colombia

Czech Republic: Czech Space Office (CSO)

Czech Space Office (CSO) is an organization that aims to develop space activities in the Czech Republic and to increase involvement of Czech research, development, and industrial institutions in international space projects. The site allows users to search through leaflets and brochures by article type, type of user, and by various programs and organizations. In addition, the site contains various project infosheets, news articles, and press releases.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 26, 2016

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Denmark: Technical University of Denmark National Space Institute

The National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark aims to create and expand knowledge about Earth and space physics as well as related space technologies. The institute fosters scientific research within Earth and space physics, provides technological research, and creates educational opportunities for new scientists and engineers. The website provides research information to its users as well as educational material. A news section also provides users with recent articles, photos, and videos related to the aerospace industry in Denmark.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 27, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Denmark

Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA)

The Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA) is in charge of the administration and execution of the Ecuadorian Civilian Space Program. They conduct scientific research on planetary and space sciences and push forward the development of science in the educational system in Ecuador. The EXA website contains information about the space program and its history, missions, astronauts, satellites, and services provided by the agency. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 25, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Ecuador

Egypt: National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS)

Egypt's National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) is the pioneering Egyptian institution in the field of satellite remote sensing. The sector of remote sensing works on data provided by earth observation satellites to produce maps and spatial data for evaluation of natural resources and natural hazards. The sector of space science develops sensors for earth observation to be mounted on satellites, and it also deals with problems involving communication with satellites.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 31, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Egypt

European Space Agency

The European Space Agency's (ESA) mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capabilities. The ESA's programs are designed to find out more about the Earth and the Solar System. They also develop satellite-based technologies and services, as well as promote European industries.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2013

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Germany: German Aerospace Center (DLR)

DLR, the German Aerospace Center, is Germany‘s national research center for aeronautics and space. Their research also includes the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, defense, and security. DLR conducts research into Earth and the solar system; it delivers important data for the preservation of our environment and develops environment-friendly technologies to enhance power supply, mobility, communication, and security. The DLR website provides overviews of their responsibilities in aeronautics, space, transport, energy, and security. Recent news related to the DLR, as well as information about its previous and current missions, is also available on the site. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Germany

Hungarian Space Office (HSO)

The Hungarian Space Office (HSO) manages, coordinates, and represents the Hungarian space activities. Much of the research has been conducted by HSO in universities for the promotion of education of space technology and development. A majority of the website is in Hungarian.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Hungary

Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)

The Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) strengthens and implements guidance, control, and development of rocket technology, satellites, and aviation. The site provides news, regulations, general institute information, services, and news. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 26, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Indonesia

Iranian Space Agency

The Iranian Space Agency (ISA) was created to develop and research remote sensing, which provides Iran with direct access to satellite images. Its official website contains research, satellite images, and news on space travel. Site only available in Persian.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 28, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Iran

Ireland: Department of Defence

The mission of Ireland's Department of Defence is to provide for the military defense of Ireland and to contribute to national and international peace and security. The site includes publications, press releases, and news.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 18, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Ireland

Israeli Space Agency (ISA)

The Israeli Space Agency (ISA) is a part of Israel's Ministry of Science and Technology. The ISA promotes both academic research and research institutes to support the development of innovative space technologies as well as to create the next reserve of scientists in space research and education.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 14, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Israel

Italian Space Agency (ASI)

The Italian Space Agency (ASI) is a significant player in space science, satellite technology, and the development of mobile systems for exploring the Universe. The site provides users with educational information as well as current news, missions and projects, and a deeper look into the agency.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 24, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Italy

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) specializes in space development, as well as aviation research and development. Exploring space and pursuing aerospace fields are JAXA's greatest missions. The site includes topics, press releases, missions, and global activities.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 4, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Japan

Malaysia: National Space Agency (ANGKASA)

The Malaysian National Space Agency (ANGKASA) is responsible for developing the country's potential in the space sector to support economic development, generate knowledge, and strengthen national security infrastructure. The ANGKASA site provides users with information regarding space science, current programs, and technology. Although an English version of this site is available, some portions of the site are only available in Malay.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Malaysia

Nigeria: National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) is a research institution under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology with the objective of developing and applying space science and technology for Nigeria. The website contains information about its missions, projects, and centers, as well as press releases and a blog.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 8, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Nigeria

Norway: Ministry of Defence

The Norwegian Ministry of Defence is responsible for the drafting, implementation, and formation of security and defense policies. This site includes current news headlines, information on topics related to the Norwegian defense industry, official documents, and press releases on the industry.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Norway

Norwegian Space Centre (NSC)

The Norwegian Space Centre (NSC) promotes the development of national space activities. The main goals of the NSC are to create annual growth in the space sector, attain an international position in space research, and maintain national interests in the European Space Agency. News regarding the NSC as well as other space related activities are available on the website.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Norway

Peru: National Commission for Aerospace Research and Development (CONIDA)

The National Commission for Aerospace Research and Development of Peru, also known as la Comisión Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Aeroespacial (CONIDA), promotes the research and development of science and space technology. Its website contains an overview of the commission's functions, projects, and news. Only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 11, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Peru

Philippines: Department of National Defense (DND)

The Department of National Defense (DND) for the Philippines is a defense and military establishment that is capable of responding to current and emerging threats and will usher in a secure, stable, peaceful environment conducive to economic growth as well as national development. The goal is to strengthen defense and security and improve the defense establishment.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Philippines

Poland: Space Research Centre (CBK-PAN)

The Space Research Centre (CBK-PAN) in Poland is an institute that studies terrestrial space, bodies of the solar system, and Earth itself with the use of space and satellite technology. The Space Research Centre conducts research papers, participates in international space missions, and constructs space technology. The site offers various information including its history, research publications, technology projects, and doctoral studies.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 8, 2016

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Portugal: FCT Space Office

The main mission of the FCT Space Office, also known as Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, is to fully explore the benefits of the Portuguese participation in European space programs. The FCT Space Office monitors the participation of Portuguese academia in space programs and contributes to the maintenance of the European Space Agency and other international space organizations. The site provides a general overview of the organization's structure, purpose, and governing bodies. Related statistics and history are also archived. Some aspects of the site are only available in Portuguese.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 10, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Portugal

Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is the national coordinating body of space activities. The missions of ROSA are to promote development in the space field and promote international cooperation. ROSA is developing its own research and development projects.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 8, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Romania

Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB)

The Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy's (BIRA-IASB) main tasks are research and public service in space aeronomy, which is the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere of the Earth and other planets, and of outer space. BIRA-IASB designs instruments to monitor atmospheres and the space environment. They also operate Belgian experiments on many international satellites.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Belgium

Russian Federal Space Agency

The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is responsible for the administration of state space assets, as well as management of the international cooperation in joint space projects and programs, and the activities of rocket and space industry entities relating to military space technologies. The Federal Space Agency is also responsible for overall coordination of the activities at the Baikonur space port.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 9, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Russia

South Africa: Department of Defence and Military Veterans

The goal of South Africa's Department of Defence and Military Veterans is to protect the nation and its citizens. The website includes information on the forces, ministry, and secretariat. The website also provides news, publications, and documents.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 18, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , South Africa

Spain: National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA)

The National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA) specializes in aerospace research and technology development in Spain. INTA also provides technical assessment and services to other agencies and technological companies. The agency also acts as a technological center for the Ministry of Defense in Spain.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 15, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Spain

Sweden: Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence is responsible for setting the defense policy for Sweden, promoting peace and international cooperation, and preparing the country's defense system for potential threats and conflicts. The ministry's website provides an overview of its responsibilities, and also provides recent news articles related to defense.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 9, 2016

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Sweden: Swedish National Space Board (SNSB)

The Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) is responsible for national and international activities relating to space and remote sensing, primarily research and development. The three main tasks of the SNSB are to distribute government grants for space research, initiate research in space, and act as Swedish contact for international cooperation. The site provides information about space activities, the space industry, and research in the country of Sweden.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 13, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Sweden

Switzerland: Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS)

The Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport of Switzerland (DDPS) is structured into six sectors: defense, civil protection, sports, environment, security policy, and procurement. The missions of the DDPS include area security, subsidiary operations to prevent dangers, protection of the citizens, promoting training, instruction, and research of sport; and researching the supplies of the armed forces. The website offers latest news regarding these topics.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 29, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Switzerland

Switzerland: Swiss Space Center

The Swiss Space Center aims to perform research that benefits the daily lives of those in Switzerland and increase technological precision. Its website contains recent center and space-related news, upcoming events, and information for students and professionals. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 29, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Switzerland

Thailand: Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)

The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) was established to develop space technology and geo-informatics that are beneficial to Thailand's development and the general public. GISTDA delivers values from space by developing satellite databases and providing data services relating to space technology and geo-informatics.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 28, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Thailand

Turkey: Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) is the leading agency for management, funding, and research in Turkey. The mission is to advance science and technology by researching projects carried out in private and public organizations, conducting research on strategic areas, and developing support programs for science research. The TÜBİTAK site contains information about the council itself in regards to funds, scholarships, and research and development activities. Users can also find announcements, publications, and information about science olympiads and fairs on this website. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: December 1, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Turkey

Ukraine: State Space Agency of Ukraine (SSAU)

The State Space Agency of Ukraine (SSAU) has the primary mission of researching and developing peaceful space activities. The SSAU contributes to state national security and defense capability, and the website offers information about current active projects, publishing and information about space law.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 28, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Ukraine

United Arab Emirates Space Agency

The UAE Space Agency is a federal agency that is in charge of regulating outer space technologies and missions conducted by the United Arab Emirates. Its official website includes information on strategy, the space industry, missions, and initiatives. Press releases, a newsletter, and publications are also available. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 28, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA)

The mission of the UK Space Agency (UKSA) is to ensure that the UK grows a strategic capability in the space-based systems, technologies, and science. This agency is at the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space. The UK Space Agency leads the UK's civil space program in order to win sustainable economic growth, secure new scientific knowledge, and provide benefits to all citizens.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: July 18, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United Kingdom

United Kingdom: Ministry of Defence (MOD)

The Ministry of Defence's (MOD) main mission is to protect the United Kingdom and provide a guarantee of security and independence, while also projecting its values and interests abroad. Their responsibilities include information on air safety and aviation, defense estate, military equipment, and environmental protection.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: July 26, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United Kingdom

United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) was created by the United Nations to review the scope of international cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space. They also devise programs for the member states to partake in, and they encourage research on outer space matters.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 23, 2013

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United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) implements the decisions of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. The office assists developing countries in using space technology for development. In addition, it follows scientific and technical developments relating to space activities, technology, and applications in order to provide information to member states.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 25, 2013

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United States: Department of Defense (DOD)

The goal of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of the country. The main priorities of the DOD is the protection of the country, its citizens, and its resources. The site provides news and articles on the top issues facing the Department of Defense, as well as links to all other DOD websites.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 20, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United States

United States: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a vital mission to secure the nation from potential threats it faces. The duties of the department are wide-ranging, and include aviation and border security, emergency response, and chemical facility inspection. On the site users can browse topics related to homeland security, find ways to get involved, and search for information on how to carry out certain tasks including becoming a citizen, getting a greencard, and moving to the US.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 26, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United States

United States: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) conducts its work in the four principal organizations of aeronautics, human exploration and operations, science, and space technology. All of these missions are centered around exploration of the Earth and the solar system beyond. On the site there are resources for the public, students, educators, and the media.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 23, 2016

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