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2011 – French Government Space Budget – Snapshot

The French space agency, the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), operated on a government budget of approximately €## million (US$## billion) in 2011, excluding contributions made to ESA and EUMETSAT. This represented a ##% increase from the 2010 budget of €## million (US$## million). Government spending was supplemented by €## million (US$## million) in revenue from activities such as launch services for ESA. In 2011, France contributed €## million (US$## billion) to ESA programs and €## million (US$## million) to EUMETSAT.

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2011 – EUMETSAT Space Budget – Snapshot

EUMETSAT, which operates a pan-European system of meteorological satellites, planned a 2011 budget of €## million (US$## million). Approximately €## million (US$## million) of that budget was contributed to activities executed by ESA and is included in the ESA budget totals. EUMETSAT is responsible for the operations of a fleet of meteorological satellites and the associated ground control and data processing systems.

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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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2011 – European Commission Space Budget – Snapshot

The EC 2011 budget included €## billion (US$## billion) in funding for space-related programs (excluding EUMETSAT), a reduction of ##% from 2010 levels. This represented approximately ##% of the EU’s €## billion (US$## billion) 2011 budget. EC budgets operate as yearly funding commitments within multi-year funding periods.

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Economy: Space Economy – TSR 2011

Economy: Space Economy - TSR 2011 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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2010 – European Military Space Budget – Snapshot

Most nations do not make details about their budgets, programs, and missions related to national security and intelligence activities publicly available. In addition, as some programs have civilian and military applications, isolating the military portion of dual-use programs is not always possible. As a case in point, the European Defence Agency continues to consolidate its relationship with ESA through coordinating definitions, research, technology, and feasibility studies, with particular focus on the development of a three-satellite Multinational Space-based Imaging System (MUSIS) program.

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2010 – United Kingdom Government Space Budget – Snapshot

The British government established the United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA) in 2010. However, the organization was not fully operational during 2010 and responsibility and funding for space activities remained distributed through several agencies. In FY 09/10, which ran from April 2009 through March 2010, estimated space spending in the UK totaled £## million (US$## million), excluding the country’s ESA contribution.

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2010 – Spanish Government Space Budget – Snapshot

The Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA), the primary organization responsible for space activities in Spain, oversaw a budget of €## million (US$## million) in 2010. This budget included €## million (US$## million) in appropriations from Spain’s national budget and €## million (US$## million) in expected revenue from other sources, including INTA’s own commercial operations. The 2010 INTA appropriation in the Spanish national budget decreased by ##% from 2009. Spain’s contribution to ESA is not funded through INTA, but through the Center for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI).

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2010 – Italian Government Space Budget – Snapshot

The Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), Italy’s space agency, managed a budget of €## million (US$## million) in 2010, excluding contributions made to ESA. This represents a ##% increase from ASI-only spending totaling €## million in 2009. Italy’s contribution to ESA totaled €## million (US$## million) in 2010, an increase of ##% from 2009. Combined, the ASI budget and Italy’s ESA contribution total €## million (US$## million), representing approximately ##% of Italy’s planned 2010 budget of €## billion (US$## billion).

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2010 – German Government Space Budget – Snapshot

The Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Germany’s national space agency, oversaw an authorized budget of €## million (US$## million) in 2010, excluding contributions made to ESA. In addition to the DLR-only spending, Germany made €## million (US$## million) in ESA contributions in 2010. Combined, the DLR authorization and ESA contribution total €## billion (US$## billion), representing approximately ##% of Germany’s 2010 budget of €## billion ($## billion). The total German space budget remained constant from 2009.

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