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New Congress Names Space Committee Leaders


With Republicans reclaiming a narrow majority in the U.S. House, leaders have spent January determining who will get gavels on the committees and subcommittees that set military and civil space policy and spending levels. In the Senate, Democrats kept control, leaving most of their...

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International Space Station Damage Triggers Apparent Detente


A micrometeorite the width of a pencil tip sliced through a Soyuz spacecraft docked at the International Space Station at nearly 16,000 mph, wrecking a radiator for the spacecraft’s computers and delaying the return of three astronauts in orbit by months, officials from NASA...

main header Led by former Rep. and Moon Walker Associates CEO Bob Walker, Space Matters convenes former NASA administrator and former Rep. Jim Bridenstine, BryceTech CEO and founder Carissa Christensen, and Constellation Advisory President and Founder Patricia Cooper to provide unparalleled analysis into space programs and the regulatory and business environment.

"Space Matters" Panel Examines U.S. Policy, Government Space Spending for Wednesday Episode


Led by former Rep. and Moon Walker Associates CEO Bob Walker, Space Matters convenes former NASA administrator and former Rep. Jim Bridenstine, BryceTech CEO and founder Carissa Christensen, and Constellation Advisory President and Founder Patricia Cooper to provide unparalleled analysis into space programs and...

main header NASA's Artemis program is off to a successful start after Orion splashed down safely on Dec. 11, 2022. Launched on the inaugural Space Launch System (SLS) flight in November, the Orion spacecraft had several key milestones along its 25-day lunar flyby.

Artemis I Mission Highlights


NASA's Artemis program is off to a successful start after Orion splashed down safely on Dec. 11, 2022. Launched on the inaugural Space Launch System (SLS) flight in November, the Orion spacecraft had several key milestones along its 25-day lunar flyby.

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New Congress Names Space Committee Leaders

January 27, 2023

With Republicans reclaiming a narrow majority in the U.S. House, leaders have spent January determining who will get gavels on…

International Space Station Damage Triggers Apparent Detente

January 11, 2023

A micrometeorite the width of a pencil tip sliced through a Soyuz spacecraft docked at the International Space Station at nearly 16,000 mph, wrecking a radiator for the spacecraft’s computers and delaying the return of three astronauts in orbit by months, officials from NASA and Russian space agency Roscosmos said during a rare joint news conference Wednesday.

Led by former Rep. and Moon Walker Associates CEO Bob Walker, Space Matters convenes former NASA administrator and former Rep. Jim Bridenstine, BryceTech CEO and founder Carissa Christensen, and Constellation Advisory President and Founder Patricia Cooper to provide unparalleled analysis into space programs and the regulatory and business environment.

“Space Matters” Panel Examines U.S. Policy, Government Space Spending for Wednesday Episode

January 5, 2023

Led by former Rep. and Moon Walker Associates CEO Bob Walker, Space Matters convenes former NASA administrator and former Rep. Jim Bridenstine, BryceTech CEO and founder Carissa Christensen, and Constellation Advisory President and Founder Patricia Cooper to provide unparalleled analysis into space programs and the regulatory and business environment.

Recent Resources

CNES Space Spending by Type, 2005-2021

Including defense spending and contributions to third parties such as ESA, France’s total space spending in 2021 was the fourth-largest in the world behind the U.S., China, and Japan.
Expenditures by program are not available yet for 2022 but launch vehicle development tends to be the largest portion of CNES’ budget. From 2017 to 2021, the Ariane program composed an average of 32% of the agency’s non-ESA expenditures.

Space Force Budget by Category, 2021-2023

In recent years, space has reestablished itself as an important component of defense strategy alongside the establishment of the Space Force and large budget increases for space programs. The Space Force received $1.7 billion more than originally requested for fiscal year 2023, resulting in $7.1 billion (39%) more than the enacted 2022 budget.

Per Nation Mass Share of an Estimated 973,000 KG, 2022

Operators deployed ~421 spacecraft with a mass of 200 kg or less, 18% of all deployed spacecraft in 2022. SpaceX’s Starlink satellites comprised over half the spacecraft mass deployed in 2022. The company’s Starlink deployments added up to 518,523 kg, nearly double the 257,140 kg it deployed in 2021. The largest spacecraft deployed during 2022 was Lockheed Martin’s Orion space capsule (25,848 kg), deployed during NASA’s first Artemis/Space Launch System launch.

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