The Shire International Space Agency (SISA) is an independent agency within Cactus County, responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
Established by Humzahh in September of 2016, SISA was created with peaceful, non-partisan goals towards studying space science and advanced medicine in a cooperative, collegiate atmosphere. Since it's launch, SISA has led the way to space exploration by maintaining a low-orbit with the Cactus County Module 1 (CCM1), the first successfully functioning international space station module. Although currently uninhabited, CCM1 remains in operation, utilizing state of the art solar panels, and observing and reporting back to SISA copious amounts of information based on weather and planetary conditions, as well as interplanetary and stellar activity.
SISA's current exact operational headquarters is unknown, however construction is currently in progress to relocate to a newer, updated facility to accommodate room for expansion and developing technologies. SISA's new location will encompass a larger surrounding area; it's main building will host the Mission Control Center (MCC) for all space flight operations, as well as the administrative offices for SISA.
SISA science is focused on better understanding the planet through the the use of it's observation systems, advancing heliophysics, exploring bodies throughout the Solar System with advanced robotic spacecraft missions, and researching astrophysics topics, such as the Square Bang Theory. SISA shares data gathered through it's research with various national and international organizations such as the Greenhouse Effort, the Search for Interstellar Life, and the Scientific Method.