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2016 – 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 . . .

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Economy: Space Economy – TSR 2015

Economy: Space Economy - TSR 2015 an annual review of the commercial space infrastructure and support industries and space-based products and services used on Earth. This edition also delves into…

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2014 – European Space Agency Budget

ESA operated with a 2014 budget of €## billion (US$## billion), a ##% decrease from the 2013 budget of €## billion (US$## billion). As in recent years, the largest three ESA funding line items were Earth observation activities at ##%, activities related to the Ariane and Vega launch vehicles at ##%, and navigation activities at ##% of the budget. The reduction in ESA’s budget was primarily due to lower contributions in the Launcher Program (related to the end of Ariane 5 Slice 5 activities) and in Earth Observation (due to a lower contribution by the EU), that were not fully offset by the increase in Galileo budgets.

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Economy: Space Economy – TSR 2014

Economy: Space Economy - TSR 2014 an annual review of the commercial space infrastructure and support industries and space-based products and services used on Earth. This edition also delves into…

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2013 – European Space Agency Budget

ESA operated with a 2013 budget of €## billion (US$## billion), a ##% increase from the 2012 budget of €## billion (US$## billion). As in the prior three years, the largest three ESA funding line items were Earth observation activities at ##%, navigation activities at ##%, and activities related to the Ariane and Vega launch vehicles at ##% of the budget. The budgetary contributions from new member states Poland and Romania, along with increases in ESA contributions from Italy and the United Kingdom (UK), are the primary source of the increase in the ESA budget.

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Economy: Space Economy – TSR 2013

Economy: Space Economy - TSR 2013 an annual review of the commercial space infrastructure and support industries and space-based products and services used on Earth. This edition also delves into the…

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2012 – European Space Agency Budget

ESA operated with a 2012 budget of €## billion (US$## billion), a ##% increase from the 2011 budget of €## billion (US$## billion). As in the prior two years, the largest three ESA funding line items were Earth observation activities at ##%, navigation activities at ##%, and activities related to the Ariane and Vega launch vehicles at ##% of the budget. During 2012, Poland signed a formal Accession Agreement to become ESA’s twentieth member state. Poland’s mandatory contribution as an ESA member will begin to appear in ESA budgets starting in 2013.

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2011 – European Space Agency Budget – Snapshot

ESA, representing 19 member states, had a 2011 budget of €## billion (US$## billion), a ##% increase over the 2010 budget of €## billion (US$## billion). As in the previous year, the largest three ESA funding line items are Earth observation activities at ##%, navigation activities at ##%, and activities related to the Ariane and Vega launch vehicles at ##% of the budget.

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