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.

FY2013 Budget Requests for Space Activities: Where to Find Agency Budget Documentation

FY2013 Budget Requests for Space Activities: Where to Find Agency Budget Documentation

FY2013 Budget Request for Space Activities:  Where to Find Agency Budget Documentation is a SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that provides links to FY2013 budget request documentation for U.S. government space activities.  Included are links to budget materials for the Department of Defense (DOD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Office of Commercial Space Transportation, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which operates the Landsat land remote sensing satellites.  This fact sheet is dated September 15, 2012 and updates the link for NOAA’s Blue Book.

NASA’s FY2012 Budget Request: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

NASA’s FY2012 Budget Request: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

NASA’s FY2012 Budget Request is a SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that tracked NASA’s FY2012 budget request as it worked its way through Congress and shows the final FY2012 appropriations for the agency.  The report was most recently updated on January 11, 2012.

Legislative Checklist: Major Space-Related Legislation in the 112th Congress, A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

Legislative Checklist: Major Space-Related Legislation in the 112th Congress, A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

Legislative Checklist:  Major Space-Related Legislation in the 112th Congress is a SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that tracked major space-related legislation as it moved through the 112th Congress (the years 2011-2012).

Bill numbers, report numbers, and dates when major steps in the legislative process — such as subcommittee and full commitee markup, floor consideration, conference action, and signing into law — are shown.  It includes funding bills for NASA, NOAA, DOD and the Office of Commercial Space Transportation at the Federal Aviation Administration, including the FY2013 Continuing Resolution that funds the government through March 27, 2013.  It also includes legislation to extend the government’s authority to indemnify commercial launch services companies from claims by third parties (the general public) for certain amounts of money if there is a launch accident, to ease export controls on commercial satellitles, and to rename the Dryden Flight Research Center after Neil Armstrong.

This fact sheet was updated many times throughout the 112th Congress.  This is the final version and is dated January 18, 2013.

Box Score of 2011 Launches

Box Score of 2011 Launches

Box Score of 2011 Space Launches is a free fact sheet from SpacePolicyOnline.com that shows the total number of space launches in 2011 by Russia, the United States, Europe (Arianespace), China, Japan, India, Iran, Israel, North Korea and South Korea.   The table shows how  many space launches were successful and how many were failures.

FY2012 Budget Request for Space Activities: Where To Find Agency Budget Documentation

FY2012 Budget Request for Space Activities: Where To Find Agency Budget Documentation

FY2012 Budget Documentation: Where To Find Agency Budgets is a SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet that provides links to FY2012 budget request documentation for U.S. government space activities. Included are links to budget documentation for the Department of Defense, Department of Energy’s Office of Science, FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite Service, NASA, and the U.S. Geological Survey (which operates the Landsat satellites). This fact sheet will not be updated.

NASA’s FY2011 Appropriations: Final Action in the 112th Congress

NASA’s FY2011 Appropriations: Final Action in the 112th Congress

NASA’s FY2011 Appropriations: Final Action in the 112th Congress is a SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that tracked congressional action on NASA’s FY2011 budget in the 112th Congress and shows the final appropriations amounts for the agency in the full-year Continuing Resolution (P.L. 112-10). The final version is dated April 19, 2011; it will not be updated again.

A historical SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that tracked action on NASA’s FY2011 authorization and appropriations bills in the 111th Congress remains available, but is not updated. It includes the authorized levels for NASA for FY2011, FY2012 and FY2013.

A separate SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet tracks the FY2012 request.

NASA’s FY2011 Budget Request in the 111th Congress (Historical): A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

NASA’s FY2011 Budget Request in the 111th Congress (Historical): A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

NASA’s FY2011 Budget Request and FY2012-2013 Projections in the 111th Congress (Historical) is a HISTORICAL SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that tracked President Obama’s fiscal year 2011 budget request for NASA as it worked its way through the 111th Congress. It provides tabular data comparing the FY2011 budget request and its projections for FY2012 and FY2013 with the 2010 NASA Authorization Act (P.L. 111-267). It also has HISTORICAL information on FY2011 appropriations action in the 111th Congress. For current information on the FY2011 appropriations see our more recent fact sheet NASA’s FY2011 Appropriations: The Debate Continues in the 112th Congress. We also have a separate fact sheet on NASA’s FY2012 request.

FY2011 Budget Documentation: Where to Find Agency Budgets, A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

FY2011 Budget Documentation: Where to Find Agency Budgets, A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

Finding the DOD and NASA budget requests is relatively easy, but not so much for space programs in other government agencies like NOAA, DOE, USGS and DOT. FY2011 Budget Documentation: Where to Find Agency Budgets is a SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that provides links to the right spot on those agencies’ websites. The White House Office of Management and Budget has the granddaddy budget website of them all for the entire federal government. OMB’s volume on Historical Tables is particularly valuable for those who want to see what percentage of the federal budget has been allocated to NASA over time, for example.

Major Space-Related Legislation in the 111th Congress: A Checklist — A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

Major Space-Related Legislation in the 111th Congress: A Checklist — A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

Major Space-Related Legislation in the 111th Congress is a SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet that tracked major space-related legislation in the 111th Congress by bill number and legislative status. This is the final update for this fact sheet and is dated January 13, 2011.