United States Government Space Budget
U.S. Civil Space Budgets
Seven U.S. civil government agencies have space line items, if not subordinate space agencies, in their budget…
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 . . .
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 . . .
The United States spent $20.1 billion on civil space activities in FY 2015, up 2.5% from FY 2014. Civil spending accounts for just under half of total U.S. space spending. The largest contributor…
Civil agencies received ##% of the total funds spent by the United States on space. NASA, which constitutes ##% of civil spending, received a ##% budget increase to $## billion in 2014. NOAA’s budget of nearly $## billion made it the next largest U.S. civil space organization on the 2014 budget list.
The U.S. government operated in a constrained fiscal environment in FY 2013, culminating in a 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government at the onset of FY 2014, due to a lapse in budget appropriations. No FY 2013 appropriations bills passed the U.S. Congress. Instead, agencies were funded under a series of Continuing Resolutions (CR) limiting funding to the amounts spent during the prior year. In addition, agency budgets were reduced by a mandatory percentage, known as the sequester, under the Budget Control Act of 2011. The combination of the sequester and the CR-level funding resulted in an approximately ##% reduction in the NASA budget in FY 2013 as compared to FY 2012. NASA operated with a budget of $## billion in FY 2013.
NASA’s FY 2012 budget, provided as a Congressional appropriation through Public Law 112-55, The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012, represented a ##% decrease from the agency’s FY 2011 enacted budget of $## billion.