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National Space Studies And Research Organizations

List by: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Thursday, August-25-11

North America US Northern Command (NORTHCOM) North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)

U.S. National The White House National Security Council, in conjunction with the Office of Science and Technology Policy, established the Space Policy Coordinating Committee (Space PCC) in 2001 for the purpose of coordinating national space policy matters affecting multiple agencies of the federal government. The Department of Commerce is a key member of the Space PCC, representing the interests of both the commercial space sector and NOAA's civilian space program. Office of Space Commercialization, Strategic Planning & Architectures Collaborative Environment, "an essential resource for collaborative space planning" for "users across the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community enterprise" National Security Space Office (NSSO) Our mission is to create strategic focus and unity of effort for National Security Space activities across the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. The National Security Space Office (NSSO) was established in May 2004. We were formed by combining the National Security Space Architect (NSSA) and the National Security Space Integration (NSSI) office. The NSSO will build on the functions and processes of NSSA and NSSI and add new capabilities in the areas of NSSwide enterprise engineering and functional area integration. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Paragon Group Command: Intelligence and Space Research Security and Military Co. Corporation and development centers of exploitation of Extraterrestrial technologies.

National Security Agency (NSA) See also Intelligence Community Joint Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) National Security Space Institute (NSSI), formerly Space Operations School - "will be the Department of Defense's single focal point for space education and training, complementing existing space education programs at Air University, the Naval Postgraduate School and the Air Force Institute of Technology." [from 18 Oct 2004 news release] Joint Space Operations Center - activated 18 May 05 in the 14th Air Force Headquarters building - according to an article from Space and Missile Times The activation marks the first time joint space assets will be controlled by a single entity for delivery to end users. The JSpOC will be the military center responsible for coordinating and delivering joint space effects.

The JSpOC integrates various joint space capabilities and focuses them for end users to improve warfighting capabilities. Members of the JSpOC will provide shared situational awareness to commanders as well as troops on the ground. The JSpOC will be responsible for directing, planning and responding to theater commander and user needs and requirements. The JSpOC will fall under the Joint Functional Component Commander for Space and Global Strike, as delegated by U.S. Strategic Command. This responsibility is further delegated to the Commander, Joint Space Operations, which at this time, is also the 14th Air Force commander. U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Military Space Forces, fact sheet from US Strategic Command USSTRATCOM Space Components U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Arlington, VA Naval Network Warfare Command, Dahlgren, VA Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO US Northern Command (NORTHCOM) Missile Defense Agency (MDA), formerly known as Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO)

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) - formerly National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) Unified Command Plan (UCP) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) ACQWeb -- Under SecDef for Acquisition and Technology DoD GPS Support Center Joint Modeling and Simulations, USJFCOM, includes modeling of space systems and requirements in the simulations Air Force Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) National Security Space Institute (NSSI), formerly Space Operations School - "will be the Department of Defense's single focal point for space education and training, complementing existing space education programs at Air University, the Naval Postgraduate School and the Air Force Institute of Technology." [from 18 Oct 2004 news release] Space Air Force (USSPACEAF), 14th AF, Vandenberg AFB "Today, we are the United States Air Force's only space numbered air force. As United States Air Force Component of United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), we plan and execute spacelift, on-orbit satellite control, global ballistic missile warning, and space control. We provide theater reachback for Air Force space. In addition, we provide command and control for 28 weapon systems operated by more than 12,000 people, in 155 units, at 44 locations, in 13 time zones." 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, CO 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg AFB, CA 45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, FL 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, CO 460th Air Base Wing, Buckley AFB, CO 310th Space Group, Air Force Reserve, 10th AF, Schriever AFB, CO Space units excel behind the scenes, in Jun 2003 Citizen Airman Reserve Space Operations fact sheet 20th Air Force, F.E. Warren AFB, WY - "Americas ICBM Team" 341st Space Wing, Malmstrom AFB, MT 91st Space Wing, Minot AFB, ND 90th Space Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, WY LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), AF Fact Sheet

LG-118A Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), AF Fact Sheet Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), US Air Force Space Innovation and Development Center (SIDC), formerly Space Warfare Center (SWC) Space Battlelab Center for Space Studies and Research (CSSR), AFIT Future military space leaders must understand the importance of research to continued American technological leadership in military space, and research is at the heart of the AFIT educational experience. The Center strengthens AFIT's spacerelated research in all departments by identifying research opportunities and coordinating AFIT's research efforts with the National Security Space Community. The Center places special emphasis on ensuring that AFITs curriculum and research support Air Force Space Commands mission needs in space control, space force application, space force enhancement, and space support. We also place a high priority on meeting the educational and research needs of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Army Army Space Command (ARSPACE) - has joined SMDC o Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) -- U.S. Army o U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command, AMCOM o Army Space Program Office (ASPO) o Army Battle Labs o 193rd Space Support Battalion, Colorado Army National Guard Navy & Marine Corps o U.S. Naval Network & Space Operations Command o Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) o Naval Center for Space Technology o NETWARCOM, "Navy's Central Operational Authority for Network and Information Operations" Coast Guard o U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center, including GPS and DGPS Civil o National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) o National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Licensing of Commercial Remote Sensing Satellite Systems includes NOAA Space Enforcement Office (SEO) o U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) o Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) o Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Licensing of satellites and support facilities o Department of Transportation (DoT) Volpe Center GPS Activities

o Department of Commerce (DoC) Dept of Commerce satellites page See also the Office of Space Commercialization in the next section Commercial o Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Space Transportation: Year in Review, annual reports from FAA o Space Enterprise Council, affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce founded to represent businesses with a commercial interest in space o Office of Space Commercialization, "part of the Technology Administration, is the principal unit for the coordination of space-related issues, programs, and initiatives within the Department of Commerce. The goal of the Office is to foster an economic and policy environment that ensures the growth and international competitiveness of the U.S. commercial space industry." o Space Industry Study, 2002, Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) o NASA Commercial Technology Network (NCTN) o NASA Goddard's Technology Transfer Program o NASA Space Product Development o Boeing Satellite Systems o European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS) Company o International Launch Services o Lockheed Martin o Orbital Sciences Corporation o Commercial Space Companies, list hosted by the Space Systems Laboratory, U. of MD International o see also World Space Guide, FAS, with by-country resources o see also Space Policy Project, FAS, lots of links o see also Yahoo! list of International Space Agencies o The International Development of Space and Its Impact on U.S. National Space Policy, Airpower Research Institute paper, 2004 o Space Primer references Rest-Of-World (ROW) Satellite Systems, from the AU Space Primer ...(1,700 Kb) Rest-Of-World (ROW) Missile Systems, from the AU Space Primer ...(1,300 Kb) Rest-Of-World (ROW) Space Launch Systems, from the AU Space Primer ...(2,500 Kb) o International Organizations UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA) International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) Intelsat, Ltd., began in the 1960's as International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (INTELSAT), an intergovernmental organization, and became a private company on 18 July 2001

Inmarsat, Ltd., began in 1980's as an intergovernmental organization and the world's first global mobile satellite communications operator. Became a limited company in 1999. Supports links for phone, fax and data communications - to ship, vehicle, aircraft, and portable terminals. Space Affairs Research Committee (SARC-CRAS) Europe European Space Agency (ESA) European Space Science Committee (ESSC) European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) European Space Agency's Centre for remote sensing and infomatics (ESRIN) European Space Policy site - including the Green Paper - European Space Policy the White Paper action plan for implementing European Space policy European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), founded by ESA and the Austrian Space Agency (ASA) European Space Ballistic Missile Defense for Europe, AWC paper, 1997 Argentina National Commission on Space Activities (CONAE), National Space Plan Australia Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia's largest scientific research agency, incl space-related items Per Ardua Ad Astra: Australian Air Power Post 2010, AWC paper, 1997 Austria Austrian Space Agency (ASA) Brazil Brazilian National Institute for Space Research(INPE) Canada Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Centre for Research in Earth and Space Technology (CRESTech), Canada

China China's Space Program and Its Implications for the United States, AWC paper, 1995 China - Space Links, gathered by FAS Czech Republic Czech Space Office (CSO) Denmark Danish National Space Center (DNSC) Danish Space Policy France & SPOT SPOT Image home site Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) ONERA, French space studies and research center Strasbourg astronomical data center (CDS) France - Space Links, gathered by FAS Germany German Aerospace Center (DLR) Germany - Space Links, gathered by FAS Israel Israel - Space Links, gathered by FAS Italy Italian Space Agency (ASI) Italy - Space Links, gathered by FAS Japan o Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), on 1 Oct 03 combined NASDA, NAL, and other Japanese space organizations Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) Institute of Space Technology and Aeronautics (ISTA) Space Information Center Space Station, Kibo Public Relations and Information Center Earth Observation Research and Application Center (EORC) Earth Observation Center (EOC)

Netherlands Netherlands Agency for Aerospace Programmes (NIVR) National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR), The Netherlands Space Research Oganisation Netherlands (SRON) Norway Norwegian Space Centre Norway - Space Links, gathered by FAS Russia Russian Space Agency, NASA View Federal Space Agency, Russian language site Federal Space Agency, English language site Russian Space Research Institute (IKI) Russian Space Science Internet (RSSI) Russia - Space Links, gathered by FAS Sweden Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) Lund Space Weather Center, Sweden Sweden - Space Links, gathered by FAS Switzerland Swiss International Space Science Institute (ISSI) United Kingdom British National Space Centre (BNSC) United Kingdom - Space Links, gathered by FAS