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2010 – French Government Space Budget -Snapshot

France’s space agency, the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), operated on a government budget of approximately €## million (US$## million) in 2010, excluding contributions made to ESA. This represented a ##% increase from the 2009 budget of €## million. In 2010, France contributed €## million (US$## million) to ESA programs. Combined, the CNES budget and the French contribution to ESA total €## billion (US$## billion), representing approximately ##% of France’s €## billion (US$## billion) national budget in 2010.[

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2010 – European Space Agency Budget – Snapshot

ESA, representing 18 member states, had a 2010 budget of €## billion (US$## billion), ##% more than the 2009 budget of €## billion (US$## billion). The largest three ESA funding line items are navigation activities at ##% of the budget, Earth observation activities at ##% of the budget, and launcher activity—related to the Ariane and Vega launch vehicles—with ##% of the budget.

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2010 – European Commission Space Budget – Snapshot

The 2010 budget of the EC includes €## billion (US$## billion) in funding for space-related programs. This represents approximately ##% of the EU’s €## billion (US$## billion) budget for 2010. The EC space-related budget focuses on three primary areas: space research, security research, and European satellite navigation programs.

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2009 – European Military Space Budget – Snapshot

In Europe, industrial revenues from the sale and production of military-space related products and services have been steadily increasing over recent years. Based on trends in past revenue from European industry’s sales to governments, it can be estimated that European industrial revenue in 2009 from sales related to government military space programs will reach €## billion (US$## billion). In France, the government has announced plans to increase the annual military space budget to €## million (US$## million) by 2014, a ##% increase from the 2008 level of €## million (US$## million).

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2009 – United Kingdom Government Space Budget – Snapshot

In the United Kingdom, responsibility for space activities is distributed across several agencies. Through 2009, space activities in the United Kingdom were coordinated by the British National Space Centre (BNSC), although individual agencies retain control of their own budgets. In December 2009, Britain’s Science Minister announced a decision to establish a dedicated British space agency to direct the country’s space policy, although the exact date this agency will begin to operate is unknown.

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2009 – 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$## million) in 2009. This budget included €## million (US$## 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 2009 INTA appropriation from the Spanish national budget is essentially unchanged from the previous year.

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2009 – Italian Government Space Budget – Snapshot

The Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), Italy’s space agency, managed a budget of €## million (US$## million) in 2009, excluding contributions made to ESA. This represents a ##% percent increase from ASI-only spending totaling €## million (US$## million) in 2008. Italy’s contribution to ESA totaled €## million (US$## million) in 2009, an increase of ##% from 2008. Combined, the ASI budget and Italy’s ESA contribution total €##million (US$## billion), representing approximately ##% of Italy’s planned 2009 budget of €## billion (US$## billion).

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2009 – 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$## million) in 2009, excluding contributions made to ESA. This represents a ##% increase from DLR-only spending of €## million in 2008. Most major line items within the DLR budget received an increase in 2009, including the National Space Program for investments in satellite communications systems, Earth observation, and space-related ground infrastructure. In addition to the DLR-only spending, Germany made €## million (US$## million) in ESA contributions in 2009. Combined, the DLR authorization and ESA contribution total €## billion (US$## billion), representing approximately ##% of Germany’s 2009 budget of €## billion (US$## billion).

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2009 – French Government Space Budget -Snapshot

France’s space agency, the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), operated on a budget of approximately €## million (US$## billion) in 2009, excluding contributions made to ESA. This represented a ##% percent increase from the 2008 budget of €## million. In 2009, France contributed €## million (US$## billion) to ESA programs. Combined, the CNES budget and the French contribution to ESA total €## billion (US$## billion), representing approximately ##% of France’s €## billion (US$## billion) national budget in 2009.

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2009 – European Space Agency Budget – Snapshot

With 18 member states, ESA had a 2009 budget of €## billion (US$## billion), approximately ##% more than the 2008 budget of €## billion (US$## billion). The largest ESA funding line items are the Ariane and Vega launch vehicles, at ##% of ESA’s 2009 budget, and Earth observation activities at ##% of the budget, including projects such as the European Remote Sensing series of satellites, the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite, and the new Sentinel series of satellites to be developed in connection with GMES.

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