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Economy: U.S. Government Space Investment

The U.S. government increased spending on space activities in 2018. This spending represents a greater share of global space economy investment than any other nation. The U.S. government allocated the majority of funding to the Department of . . .

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2018 – U.S. National Security Space Budgets – Snapshot

Space technologies are a vital asset to the United States military across air, land, sea, and cyberspace. All four branches under the Department of Defense (DoD) – the Air Force (USAF), the Army (USA), the Navy (USN), and the Marine Corp (USMC) – have space assets. DoD agencies…

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2016 – U.S. Civil Space Budgets

The United States spent $22.4 billion on civil space activities in FY 2016, up 6.7% from $21.0 billion in FY 2015. Civil spending accounts for just over half of total U.S. space spending. The largest contributor . . .

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2014 – U.S. National Security Space Budgets

The DoD’s space budget of $## billion, ##% of the total U.S. space budget, covers programs overseen by the military services and at least two major but clandestine organizations: the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The very natures of the NRO and NGA allow the DoD to classify not just program details, but program budgets, making it difficult to know the share of the DoD’s budget each one receives. The top five unclassified military space programs funded in 2014 were the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV), Global Positioning System (GPS), Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), Advanced EHF (AEHF), and Space Fence.

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