NASA’s FY2017 Budget Request

NASA’s FY2017 Budget Request

NASA’s FY2017 Budget Request is a free SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that summarized and analyzed President Obama’s FY2017 budget request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and congressional action on it.   The fact sheet also tracked congressional action on a new NASA authorization bill, culminating in enactment of the 2017 NASA Transition Authorization Act.  This final version of the fact sheet is dated May 19, 2017.

NOAA’s FY2017 Budget Request for Satellites

NOAA’s FY2017 Budget Request for Satellites

NOAA’s FY2017 Budget Request for Satellites is a free SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that tracked the FY2017 budget request for
NOAA’s satellite programs as it worked its way through Congress.  The FY2017 request was $2.063 billion.  Congress appropriated $1.979 billion.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce, operates the nation’s civil weather satellites and other environmental
satellites.  This is the final edition of this fact sheet and is dated May 20, 2017. 

NASA’s FY2016 Budget Request

NASA’s FY2016 Budget Request

NASA’s FY2016 Budget Request is a free SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that summarizes the NASA’s budget request and explains the key issues the request will face as it makes its way through Congress.  The key issues this year are the request for NASA’s earth science program, its planetary science program, the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), and priorities between the Space Launch System/Orion versus commercial crew.  The fact sheet is updated routinely to reflect congressional actions and other developments.   This version is dated December 22, 2015.

NOAA’s FY2016 Budget Request for Satellites

NOAA’s FY2016 Budget Request for Satellites

NOAA’s FY2016 Budget Request for Satellites is a free SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that briefly explains President Obama’s FY2016 budget request for NOAA’s satellite programs in the Procurement, Acquisition and Procurement (PAC) account, including polar-orbiting and geostationary weather satellites (JPSS and GOES), space weather satellites (DSCOVR and a space weather follow-on), the COSMIC-2 GPS radio occultation (GPS-RO) constellation, the Jason-3 ocean altimetry satellite, and efforts to launch three other instruments as part of the SIDAR program.  The fact sheet is updated as congressional or other actions warrant.  The current date is December 23, 2015.

NASA’s FY2015 Budget Request

NASA’s FY2015 Budget Request

NASA’s FY2015 Budget Request is a free SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that briefly describes President Obama’s FY2015 budget request for NASA and includes four tables identifying the request for specific NASA activities.  The fact sheet is updated as the request moves through Congress.   For FY2015, President Obama also is requesting funds for NASA as part of his Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative (OGSI) and that request is also discussed in this report.   This report was updated routinely throughout 2014.  This is the final version and is dated January 3, 2015.

NOAA’s FY2015 Budget Request for Satellites

NOAA’s FY2015 Budget Request for Satellites

NOAA’s FY2015 Budget Request for Satellites is a free SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that briefly describes President Obama’s FY2015 budget request for NOAA’s satellite programs in the Procurement, Acquisition and Construction (PAC) account and tracks congressional action on those programs during the FY2015 budget cycle.  The PAC account includes the vast majority of money NOAA spends on its weather satellites and other operational environmental satellite systems.  The fact sheet was updated as needed throughout 2014.  This is the final version, dated January 3, 2015.

NASA’s FY2014 Budget Request

NASA’s FY2014 Budget Request

NASA’s FY2014 Budget Request is a free SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that includes a table showing how much money NASA is requesting for FY2014 in each of its accounts and subaccounts compared to how much it received for FY2013 after two rescissions and the sequester were applied to NASA’s FY2013 budget.  The fact sheet then tracks congressional action on the FY2014 request, showing how much was approved by each of the congressional authorization and appropriations committees that consider NASA’s funding request and how much NASA received in the final FY2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act (“the omnibus”).   The final version of this fact sheet is dated March 4, 2014.

NASA’s FY2013 Budget Request

NASA’s FY2013 Budget Request

NASA’s FY2013 Budget Request is a SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that tracked NASA’s FY2013 budget request as it worked its way through Congress.  The fact sheet summarizes three key issues that arose while Congress debated the bill:  robotic Mars exploration, whether to transfer NOAA’s weather satellite programs to NASA, and funding for the commercial crew program. 

This edition of the fact sheet includes final funding figures for NASA from its FY2013 operating plan, which was approved in August 2013.  NASA has not released the operating plan to the public, but provided the figures in this fact sheet upon request by SpacePolicyOnline.com on August 29, 2013. In addition, it includes a chart using data provided by NASA’s planetary science division director with additional details on the final FY2013 funding figures for specific planetary exploration programs.

The current date of this fact sheet is September 4, 2013.

Legislative Checklist: 114th Congress

Legislative Checklist: 114th Congress

Legislative Checklist for 114th Congress:  Major Space-Related Legislation is a free SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that tracked major legislation concerning the U.S. space program (civil, military and commercial) that was introduced in or passed by the 114th Congress (2015-2016).  Information includes bill numbers, dates of action taken by congressional committees, report numbers when bills are reported from committee, and public law numbers for those signed into law.  This is the final version of the fact sheet, dated January 4, 2017, reflecting all action through the end of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2017.

Legislative Checklist 113th Congress: Major Space-Related Legislation

Legislative Checklist 113th Congress: Major Space-Related Legislation

Legislative Checklist 113th Congress:  Major Space-Related Legislation is a free SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that provides information on major legislation concerning the U.S. space program (civil, military, commercial) pending before or passed by the 113th Congress (2013-2014).   Information includes bill numbers, dates of action taken by congressional committees, and links to legislation and related congressional committee reports.  The fact sheet was updated as needed throughout the 113th Congress.   This is the final version, dated January 3, 2015.