1. What does ISECG stand for?

ISECG is the acronym for International Space Exploration Coordination Group.

2. What is the purpose of ISECG?

A key finding of the ‘The Global Exploration Strategy: The Framework for Coordination” document was the need to establish a voluntary, non-binding international coordination mechanism through which individual space agencies may exchange information regarding interests, objectives, and plans in space exploration with the goal of strengthening both individual exploration programs as well as the collective effort. This coordination mechanism was called the International Space Exploration Coordination Group.

3. Who can become a member of ISECG?

Membership in ISECG is open to space agencies and government organizations responsible for space activities. Individuals cannot become ISECG members. Currently, ISECG has 14 members: ASI (Italy), CNES (France), CNSA (China), CSA (Canada), CSIRO (Australia), DLR (Germany), ESA (Europe), ISRO (India), JAXA (Japan), KARI (South Korea), NASA (United States), NSAU (Ukraine), Roscosmos (Russia), UKSA (United Kingdom)

4. Is ISECG a governing body?

ISECG is not a governing body; it is a coordination forum.

5. How can academia and industry give an input to ISECG?

Any information, input or feedback can be sent to the ISECG secretariat at ISECG@esa.int This will in turn pass on the information to all individual, member agencies for their consideration.