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Leading Countries that stay active in space: Top Countries


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Space exploration and studies continue to enhance human life by becoming the world’s eye from above. Accountable for one third of the space operations is the United States of America. The first satellite was launched into space in February 1958. U.S satellites are mostly operated for electronic, intelligence, weather, technology, surveillance, missile detection, and communications.

The CSA (Canadian Space Agency) is Canada Space Organization which operates fleets of satellites as well as hybrid and micro aircraft. Canada does not own a launch system as of date and relies on the US, India and Russia to launch their aircraft.

China has advanced technology worldwide in all aspects, but it comes to only have the second largest fleet of spacecraft’s that orbit the globe. The Chinese Space organization goes by CSNA (The Chinese National Space Administration). China also has an additional state owned space program that specializes in the design and development of the launching vehicles, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).

The DLR (the German Aerospace Center) became worthy to the world with their successful launch of their satellite: AZUR. The DLR launched several spacecraft for telecommunications, navigation and earth observation satellites and other missions involving the moon and other planets.

Frances Aeronautic program is a state owned company, Center National d'Etudes Spatial (CNES). The CNES is in charge of developing and execution of space activity programs in the scientific community. They are also a big part of the ESA (European space agency) with the headquarters stationed in Paris.

India Space Research Organization (ISRO) began to launch spacecraft’s in 1975, and have launched over 80 plus to date. They operate earth observation, communication, and IRNSS using the India’s own INSAT and GSAT series satellites.

The Beginning of Japan's launching began in 1970, by launching Osumi making it the fourth country to have the capability to launch a space craft. The Satellites are currently using for communications, earth, Meteorological and astronomical observations.

Reigning Supreme, Luxembourg continues to be one of the leading operator of communicating and remote sensing satellites. It is home to SES (Société Européenne des Satellites) and Intelsat the world’s leading telecommunications satellite operators.

Russian Federation: Russia’s space program is now the third largest aerospace fleet to operate. Russia’s space program goes back to 1957 when the Soviet Union launched “Sputnik 1 “in 1957.

United Kingdom: The United Kingdom is one of the larger contributors to the ESA also owning a space program of their own: The United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA). Their first launch was in 1962 with the launch of Ariel 1 being third after the US and the USSR.


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