Proposed U.S. Budget Includes nearly $9 Billion Boost in Space Spending

By Tom Roeder troeder@SpaceFoundation.org Space programs would get an $8.9 billion boost under a budget proposal offered by the Biden Administration on Monday, with an extra $1.9 billion for NASA programs and a $7 billion increase for the Space Force, including a $4 billion hike in research and development. The plan covering the fiscal year…

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Active Space Telescopes

At the end of 2021, the highly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) became the latest telescope to make its way to space. Including JWST, there are 29 currently active spacecraft with telescopes.

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U.S. Joins Allies in Space Operations ‘Vision’

By Tom Roeder troeder@spacefoundation.org A shared space operations vision accord now binds the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia and New Zealand, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The Combined Space Operations Vision 2031 accord commits the seven nations to a code of conduct in space, including a mission to “generate and improve cooperation, coordination,…

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State of Space 2022: Industry Enters ‘Era of Access and Opportunity’

By Tom Roeder troeder@spacefoundation.org The space industry has entered what Space Foundation CEO retired Navy Rear Adm. Tom Zelibor dubbed “the era of access and opportunity,” during an annual “State of Space” presentation this month on the foundation’s Symposium 365 online platform. Zelibor was joined by several industry leaders during the presentation, highlighting how satellites…

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Global Space Workforce Growth, 2011-2021 Snapshot

Hiring in more than a dozen nations continued to escalate in 2020 despite the pandemic. A snapshot of key workforce data follows. Analysis of trends in the global space workforce provides insight into the current and future health of the space sector.

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