Anikatian Space and Technologies Research Organization

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Anikatian Space and Technologies Research Organization
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Logo of ASTRO
Agency overview
Formed November 4, 2002 (2002-11-04) (15 years ago)
Jurisdiction Anikatia Government
Headquarters Daesuyojin, Anikatia
Motto "Ut explorarent ignota" (Latin: "To explore the unknown")
Annual budget URE$6.1 billion (FY 2005)
Agency executive
  • Geum Yong-joon, Administrator

The Anikatian Space and Technologies Research Organization (ASTRO) is the Anikatia's national aerospace agency. ASTRO is responsible for research, technology development and the launch of satellites into orbit, and is involved in many more advanced missions, such as asteroid exploration and possible manned exploration of the Moon. Established in 2002, ASTRO superseded the Anikatian National Committee for Space Research (ANCSR).

ASTRO also maintains cooperative ties with other space programs throughout Pardes, particularly STAR with their Freedom Star VII space station.


Crisis years

Improved situation in 2006–2007



Spaceflight programs

Manned programs

Project 080-06 Tamsaekgi (1980—83)

Project 083-34 Haedoji Spacecraft (1983—present)

Project 094-03 Balgyeon Spacecraft (1994—2001)

Project 089-35 Pyeonghwa (1985—2010)

Pyeonghwa the first independently operated Anikatian space station.

Freedom Star VII involvement (2001—present)

ASTRO is one of the partners in the multinational Freedom Star VII Emmerian led space station program. Freedom Star VII is the most expansive multinational Pardesian space program effort, involving funding, astronauts, resupply services, and modules from 13 different countries and hundreds of companies. The station has been continuously manned since 2007 and is expected to complete construction and assembly by 2018, when it is projected to be capable of supporting a 14-man international crew.

Project 009-12 Dongjjok (2009—present)

Unmanned programs

Project 084-15 Haneurui Probes (1984—1999)

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A photo of Pardes taken by the Haneurui Probes ASTRO.
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Satellite cloud cover image of Pardes using ASTRO's Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

Recent and planned activities

Scientific research

Staff and leadership



Current missions

See also