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2016

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2016 - Commercial Human Spaceflight

Country: United States
In FY 2016, funding for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program increased by 55%, from $805 million in FY 2015 to $1.24 billion.' Boeing and SpaceX continued to make progress in the development of their crew transportation systems as part of this program. Boeing undertook modifications to Launch Pad 41 at...

European Space Agency Budget

ESA operated with a 2016 budget of €5.250 billion (US$5.82 billion), an 18% increase from the 2015 budget of €4.433 billion (US$4.94 billion). The growth was partly due to larger contributions from third parties—EU and EUMETSAT—mostly for Earth Observation and for Galileo. The Launcher...

South Korean Government Space Budget

Country: Russia, South Korea
The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) had a 2016 budget of 746.4 billion won (US$646.7 million), an increase of 20.6% from its 2015 budget of 618.7 billion won (US$553.2 million). Throughout the year, the government continued development of a Korean-made launch vehicle and improvement in...

Russian Government Space Budget

Country: Russia
Russia’s space budget has suffered due to the country’s broader economic crisis. Officials of Roscosmos, Russia’s federal space agency, announced in December 2015 that the agency would receive 1.5 trillion rubles (US$27 billion) from 2016-2025, less than half the 3.4 trillion rubles (US$61...

Japanese Government Space Budget

Country: Japan, United States
Civil space activities in Japan are coordinated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), which is funded primarily through the Ministry for Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT). In FY 2016, which in Japan runs from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, JAXA received 154.1...

Israeli Government Space Budget

Country: Israel
The Israel Space Agency (ISA) is in charge of civil and commercial space activities, which are estimated at more than US$1 billion per year. It also coordinates closely with the Ministry of Defense. ISA has identified a near-term goal of increasing the size of the space economy in Israel to US$3...

Indian Government Space Budget

Country: India
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) FY 2016-2017 budget, representing funding allocated for April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, was 75.09 billion rupees (US$1.11 billion), later revised up to 80.45 billion rupees (US$1.19 billion). This is an increase of 16% over the revised budget for FY...

United Kingdom Government Space Budget

In the 2016-17 fiscal year, which ran from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, the United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA) budgeted £370.98 million (US$491.67 million), including £304.72 million (US$403.85 million) in contributions to ESA. Total spending was 6% more than the £349.90 million (US$550.22...

Italian Government Space Budget

Italy’s space agency, the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), had a budget of €769.0 million (US$851.8 million) in 2016. This is an increase of 28.9% from its €596.6 million (US$665.4 million) budget in 2015. Italy’s contribution to ESA increased 55% to €512.0 million (US$567.1 million) in...

German Government Space Budget

Overall, Germany’s spending on space activities in 2016 totaled €1.43 billion (US$1.58 billion), essentially unchanged from €1.425 billion (US$1.589 billion) in 2015. Germany’s contribution to ESA increased 9.4% to €872.6 million (US$966.5 million) in 2016 from €797.4 million (US$889.3...