Thursday, December 05, 2013

Comparitive costs of national space agencies ..

Some interesting statistics on costs of national space agencies.

ISRO works on a budget of $860mn with 15800 employees, China National space agency with $ 1.3 bilion, employees undisclosed, Japanese Aerospace exploration agency (JAXA) with $2.5 billion budget (employees not known), European Space Agency works on $5.5 bilion and 2000 employees, and NASA works on a budget of $18 billion with 20,000 employees..

Father of Indian space program Dr Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (in pic).

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