There are numerous Space Agencies working on the Earth to explore and do research on the space. Each organisation has there certain rules regarding their expenditure and capacity to develop per year. Most of them use advanced tools and equipment and some use cheap tools according to their expenditure.
Today, In this post I am sharing with you the top space agencies of 2017 or top 10 space agencies in the world 2017.
So, lets take a look on the top space agencies in the world and get to know their expenditure and ranking in the top 10 space agencies.
Top 10 Space Agencies in the World
10. KARI – Korean Aerospace Research Institute
Korean Aerospace Research Institute is the aeronautics and space agency of South Korea. Korean Aerospace Research Institute 10th in the list of top 10 space agencies in the world 2017.It was founded in 1989. Their yearly budget is $583 million US dollars. Some ongoing projects of KARI are KSLV-2 launcher, Smart Tilt Rotor (UAV).
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9. ISA – Israel Space Agency
Israel Space Agency is a governmental body of the government of Israel. Israel Space Agency ranks 9th in the list of top space agencies in the world 2016. It’s yearly budget is $45 million US dollars. It was established in the year 1983. The agency was founded by theoretical physicist Professor Yuval Ne’eman.
The main vision of ISA are –
- To build satellites for space research.
- To explore space
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8. ISA – Iran Space Agency
The Iran Space Agency is Iran’s governmental space agency which gains the 8th rank in the list of top space agencies in the world 2017. It was found in 2004. It’s headquarters are located at three cities of Iran – Mahadash, Shahrud, Qom. The annual budget of Iranian Space Agency is $71.75 US dollars.
Future project of Iranian Space Agency are
- Nasir 1
- Zafar 1
- and many more
These are the satellites which will be launched by Iranian Space Agency within 2 decades.
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7. CSA – Canadian Space Agency
Canadian Space Agency ranks on the 8th position in the top 10 space agencies in the world 2016. It is a governmental body controlled by Canada Government. It was established in 1989 and it’s annual budget is $360 million US dollars. The current president of the Canadian Space Agency is the Sylvain Laporte.
There are many famous satellite launches of Canadian Space Agency are Alouette 1, Alouette 2, ISIS 1, ISIS 2 , Herms, MOST etc
Future Projects of CSA
Canadian Space Agency has no indigenous rockets so Canadian Space Agency aims to develop its own indigenous rockets. C S A depends on other countries like INDIA, USA etc to launch their satellites so CSA is looking at the option of developing is own launch vehicle.
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6. JAXA – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is the Japan’c space agency which explores the space with their advanced tools and machinery. It was founded in 1 October 2003. The headquarters of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are located in Chofu.
It’s annual budget is $2.03 billion US dollars. Japan spends lot of their money in their space program so that they can explore the space and increase their technology. It stands on the 6th position in the list of top space organisations on the world 2017.
JAXA has launched many satellites since 2003 and JAXA is continuously launching satellites in space for research. It’s future missions are – GCOM, SLATS, ERG, VepiColombo which will be launching in the year 2016. and GOSAT-2 , QZS-2, QZS-3, QZS-4 which will be launching in the year 2017.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is also planning to launch Human Space Program, Super sonic aircraft develoment and JAXA is also developing the Reusable launch Vehicles.
5. ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation
Indian Space Research Organisation is the space agency of government of India. It was established in August 15, 1969. ISRO is the fastest growing space agency in the world. It’s annual budget is $1.2 billion US dollars. ISRO was founded by Vikram Sarabhai and it’s headquarters are at Bengaluru.
Indian Space Research Organisation stands on the 5th position in the list of top 10 space organisations in the world in 2016. ISRO launched its first satellite ARYABHATA in 1975 by Soviet Union.
ISRO has so far launched 80 spacecrafts since 1975. India’s ISRO launched many satellites in the year 2015. India currently operates INSAT, GSAT advanced series of communication satellites, earth observation satellites and IRNSS series navigational satellites.
ISRO made a history in the year 2015 when ISRO successfully launched its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) in September 2014 and it was successfully able to send the Mars Orbiter in the orbits of Mars. ISRO is only the 1st space agency to make a launch to mars in only $75 million usd.
ISRO also made a record by launching 22 satellites in 1 spacecraft.
Future projects of ISRO
- NISAR – A joint project between NASA and ISRO
- Mangalyan- 2
- Aditya-1 – A solar exploration programme
- Venus exploration
- Reusable Launch Vehicle
- And many more……..
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4. ESA – European Space Agency
The European Space Agency is the Inter-Governmental space agency which is dedicated to the space exploration. It was founded in the year 1975 and the CEO of European Space Agency is Johann-Dietrich Worner.
European Space Agency stands on the 4th position in the list of top 10 space agencies in the world 2017.
European Space Agency is controlled by 22 European Nations. But the UK is one of the largest contributors to the European Space Agency.
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3. CNSA – China National Space Administration
China National Space Administration is the space agency of China. China National Space Administration owns the second largest fleet of satellites in earths orbit. China is the third nation after USA and Russia to send humans in space. It was established in 1950.
China’s major missions are Tiangong-1 space station, Shenzhou manned space flight programme and the Chinese Lunar Exploration Programme (CNEP).
China National Space Administration is also aiming to launch its Chinese Space Station in 2020.
2. RosCosmos – RosCosmos StateCorporation (Russia)
RosCosmos State Corporation is the space agency of Russia which is controlled by the government of the Russia. RosCosmos is responsible for the space science program of Russia and aerospace research. It was founded in February 25, 1992. It is headquartered in Moscow.
The third largest fleet of satellites including communication satellites, meteorological satellite and geological satellite.
Some famous projects of RosCosmos are Soyuz manned spacecraft, Salyut 1 space station and Lunokhod 1 space rover. The annual budget of RosCosmos State Corporation is approx $3 billion US dollars.
Russia has also partnered with India (ISRO) in some of the projects which are in its development phase.
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1. NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administrations
National Aeronautics and Space Administrations is the independent space agency of the executive branch of the United States government which is responsible for aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA is on the top space agencies in the year 2016.
It was established in the year 1958. It’s annual budget is highest among all of the agencies in the World i.e $19.3 billion US dollars.
NASA was the first to send its astronauts on the Moon. Among all the satellite around the earth’s orbit NASA accounts for approximately 1/3rd satellites.
Some famous and main missions which NASA successfully completed are –
- Apollo Moon Landing Mission
- The Skylab Space Station
- Space Shuttle
- International Space Station
- Mars Rover – Curiosity
NASA launched its first satellite in the year 1958 and currently operates the large fleet of communication satellites, geological satellites, earth observation satellites and many more.
You would be amazed to know that the scientist of NASA have joined hands with Indian scientists so that Indian scientists can teach them how to reduce cost of the missions like MOM mission of ISRO.
NASA is also working with ISRO in a new project that NISAR.
NASA has also sent his satellites in the orbits of Jupter. The name of the satellite which is orbiting around the Jupiter is JUNO.
NASA is on the top in the list of top 10 space agencies of the World 2016.
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I hope by reading this post you would have got enough knowledge about the top 10 space organisations in the world in 2016.