Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) - Trade association representing the nation's manufacturers of commercial, military, and business aircraft, helicopters, aircraft engines, missiles, spacecraft, materiels, and related components and equipment.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) - World's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. Publisher of cutting-edge aerospace books and journals, and the leading source of aerospace industry archives, dating back to the early 1900s. AIAA's current publications include seven technical journals, a magazine, three book series, national and international standards documents, a growing number of e-books and other electronic products, and a full-service, interactive Web site.
Association of Specialist Technical Organisations for Space (ASTOS) - A UK trade association for small and medium sized companies operating in the space sector. Members can provide expertise in: feasibility and design; frequency co-ordination and access planning; risk assessment and management; component/sub-system manufacture; small satellite design and manufacture, SATCOM system infrastructure implementation and servicing; software design and development; mission planning and support software and products.
Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) - The ASP has become the largest general astronomy society in the world, with members from over 70 nations. The ASP's Mercury magazine is published every other month to keep its members abreast of developments in astronomy.
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) - A consortium of around 300 companies in the fields of broadcasting, manufacturing, network operation and regulatory matters that have come together to establish common international standards for the move from analogue to digital broadcasting.
European Space Science Committee (ESSC) - European representative body on scientific issues concerning space research and related activities. The ESSC is non-governmental and provides an independent forum for the European scientific community to debate a wide range of space science issues.
EUROSPACE - An international non-profit association whose members are the main European industrial space companies.
German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) - Brings together leading German companies and institutions active in the field of aerospace. The 108 members of the BDLI are organized into four Manufacturer Groups (MGs): Systems Integrators, Engines, Equipment, and Materials.
International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) - Brings together the world's foremost experts in the disciplines of astronautics on a regular basis to recognize the accomplishments of their peers, to explore and discuss cutting-edge issues in space research and technology, and to provide direction and guidance in the non-military uses of space and the ongoing exploration of the solar system.
International Institute of Air and Space Law - Cooperates with international organizations and national institutions in the field of space law fostering the development of space law and studies of the legal and social science aspects of the exploration and use of outer space.
Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) - Promotes the interests of users of mobile satellite communications worldwide, fostering effective communication among Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) users, suppliers of equipment and services, operators of the satellite systems, and the various governmental entities that may affect the future of the industry.
Moon Society, The - Scientific organization dedicated to all aspects of the study, exploration, settlement, and development of the Earth's moon, Luna.
Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium (NLR)/National Aerospace Laboratory - A non-profit organization, one of the Large Technological Institutes of the Netherlands. The mission of the Foundation NLR is to provide expert contributions to activities in aerospace and related fields. NLR independently renders services to government departments and international agencies, aerospace industries and aircraft and spacecraft operators.
National Space Society (NSS) - Promotes changes in social, technical, economic, and political conitions to advance the day when people will live and work in space.
Planetary Society - Founded in 1980 by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and Louis Friedman to encourage the exploration of our solar system and the search for extraterrestrial life.
Prospace - French space industry trade association, grouping the French space agency CNES and about 60 of France's leading space companies and organizations: from prime contractors and equipment manufacturers, to service firms, test centers and financial institutions.
Satellite Industry Association (SIA) - Premier trade organization representing U.S. space and communications companies in the commercial satellite arena. SIA's executive member companies are the leading satellite service providers, satellite manufacturers, launch services companies and ground equipment suppliers in America.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) - Resource for technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.
Space Foundation - Employs a variety of programs and initiatives that educate and raise awareness about the importance and impact of the space industry.
Space Studies Institute (SSI) - The Institute's mission, under the direction of Prof. Freeman Dyson, is to make possible the productive use of the abundant resources in space. SSI also promotes the formation of private, governmental, or multi-national programs to use space resources responsibly and carefully, avoiding environmental damage.
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) - Trade association in the communications and information technology industry with proven strengths in market development, trade promotion, trade shows, domestic and international advocacy, standards development and enabling e-business.
Universities Space Research Association (USRA) - USRA provides a mechanism through which universities can cooperate effectively with one another, with the government, and with other organizations to further space science and technology, and to promote education in these areas.
World Teleport Association (WTA) - A nonprofit trade association representing the key players in broadband. WTA's members in 20 nations includes teleports. intelligent buildings, intelligent communities, satellite and terrestrial carriers, technology providers, engineering firms, investment houses and consultants.
WorldDAB - Dedicated to encouraging international cooperation between sound and data broadcasters, network providers, manufacturers, governments and official bodies to oversee the international roll-out of the DAB, DAB+ and DMB services.
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