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Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Satellites

Of the 465 spacecraft deployed during 2018, 6% (27) were for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) missions. These new PNT satellites were added to existing PNT constellations belonging to five nations and the European Union (EU)/European Space Agency (ESA). PNT satellite deployments in 2018...

2018 - U.S. Civil Space Budgets

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Seven U.S. civil government agencies have space line items, if not subordinate space agencies, in their budget: the NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Interior...

2018 - U.S. National Security Space Budgets

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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 with space assets...

2018 - Intelligence Community Workforce

Country: United States
The intelligence community includes numerous space professionals, primarily concentrated within the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). These organizations employ military professionals, including the...

2018 - United States Coast Guard Workforce

Country: United States
The U.S. Coast Guard does not have an official space designation within its workforce. However, it has begun working on space-related projects within its Research and Development Center.  On December 3, 2018, the Coast Guard launched two CubeSats designed to detect signals from emergency...

2018 - United States Navy Workforce

Country: United States
The U.S. Navy maintains a much smaller, but still significant, space cadre, with 234 billets in 2018. The professionals include those who possess significant space-oriented educations and experience and includes those qualified in space operations or space acquisition. The Navy notes that the space...

2018 - U.S. Army Space Workforce Update

Country: United States
The U.S. Army has seen significant growth of its space workforce in recent years, aided by the introduction of a new Army Space Training Strategy in 2013. The strategy has helped to raise awareness and interest in space capabilities. In FY 2018, the Army had 4,948 billets composing its space...

United States Air Force Workforce

Country: United States
The Air Force is home to the largest portion of the U.S. military space workforce. In 2018, 11,622 officer, enlisted, and civilian employees made up the Air Force Space Cadre, which includes astronauts, space operations officers, space systems operation enlisted duty, geospatial intelligence...

2018 - United States Government Space Budget Overview

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The United States (U.S.) spent USD $48.3 billion on space activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, which ran from October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. 2018 represented an increase of 10.0% from USD $43.4 billion in FY 2017, which was USD $4.8 billion (2.5%) lower than FY 2016. ...

U.S. National Security Workforce

Country: United States
The U.S. National Security Workforce includes military professionals and civilians working in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. In 2018, there were more approximately 27,000 national security space professionals in the United States.The importance and organization of...