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The 12 Nations are those countries which had established space station in Earth orbit, prior to 2052, when the nuclear exchange has devastated Earth.


• Australia • Brazil (Mecha • Canada • China (Shenzhen) • France • India • Japan • Russia (Mir-3) • United Kingdom • United States • Uganda • Venezuela

Australia Edit

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The Commonwealth of Australia.

  • Australian Space Research Institute (ASRI)
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Brazil Edit

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The Federal Republic of Brazil.

  • Agência Espacial Brasileira (AEB)

Mecha StationEdit

The Brazilian space station formed most of the Mecha Station, evidenced by the Brazilian flag painted on the hull in "We Are Grounders (Part 2)".

Canada Edit

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Canada.

  • Canadian Space Agency, also known as agence spatiale canadienne (CSA, or ASC)

China Edit

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The People's Republic of China.

  • China National Space Administration (CNSA): (Traditional) 國家航天局; (Simplified) 国家航天局; pinyin: Guójiā Hángtiānjú.

Shenzhen Edit

Shenzhen (神镇; Shénzhèn, literally "divine-town") was a Chinese space station, and one of the 12 national space stations that The Grounders joined together to form the Ark. Shenzhen station is also known as the Arrow Station, proof of this is from Spacewalker, when in the flashback it shows Chinese writing.

France Edit

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The French Republic.

  • Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES)

India Edit

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The Republic of India (Bharat Ganrajya).

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO): Hindi भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन (Bhāratīya Antarikṣa Anusandhāna Saṅgaṭhana)

Japan Edit

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Japan (Japanese: 日本 (Nippon or Nihon); formally 日本国 (Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku, literally "[the] State of Japan").

  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA); Japanese: 独立行政法人 宇宙航空研究開発機構 (Dokuritsu-gyōsei-hōjin Uchū Kōkū Kenkyū Kaihatsu Kikō; literally: "Independent Administrative Institution Aerospace Research and Development")

Unknown Edit

The unnamed Japanese space station appears to form most of the Prison Station, because, during the Pilot episode, as the camera closes in to Clarke's cell, a Japanese flag can be seen briefly.

Russia Edit

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Russia (Russian: Россия (Rossiya); officially the Russian Federation (Российская Федерация (Rossiyskaya Federatsiya)).

  • Федеральное космическое агентство России (ФКА); FKA (Federal'noye kosmicheskoye agentstvo Rossii); Russian Federal Space Agency, commonly called Roscosmos (Роскосмос; "Russpace")
  • Институт космических исследований Российской Академии Наук (ИКИ РАН); IKI RAN ("Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences")
  • Войска воздушно-космической обороны (ВКО)]]; VKO (Voyska Vozdushno-Kosmicheskoy Oborony; "Russian Aerospace Defense Forces")

Mir-3 Edit

Mir-3 (Russian: Мир-3; literally: "peace" or "world") was a Russian space station, and one of the 12 national space stations that the Grounders joined together to form the Ark. Mir-3 was launched 130 years prior to the 100 landing on earth, and salvaged in 2102.

United Kingdom Edit

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, also known as the United Kingdom (UK), or just Britain. The constituent countries of Great Britain were England, Scotland and Wales.

  • United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA)

United States Edit

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The United States of America (USA or U.S.A.), commonly referred to as the United States (US or U.S.), America, and sometimes the States.

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)
  • National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
  • Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC)
  • United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)

Uganda Edit

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The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked nation in equatorial East Africa. Due to being on the equator, Uganda is ideally sited for a spaceport launching payloads into geostationary orbit. As of 2014, this had never been pursued because of political instability in the country, although Uganda was active in the development of Space Law.

By the time of the nuclear apocalypse, the Ugandan Space Initiative was large enough to support one of the worlds 13 manned national space stations.

  • Ugandan space initiatives (a group of small NGO's in 2014)

Venezuela Edit

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  • Agencia Bolivariana para Actividades Espaciales (ABAE)
  • Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC)

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