NASA, DOD and NOAA Space Budget Documentation Available on the Web

NASA, DOD and NOAA Space Budget Documentation Available on the Web

President Obama released his detailed FY2010 budget on May 7, 2009. The three agencies with the most significant “space” budgets are DOD, NASA and NOAA. Each agency has a website with its FY2010 budget documentation.



Note that DOD does not identify “space” as a budget category. One must look in individual accounts (procurement, operations and maintenance, research and development) and in each service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Defense-wide) to locate specific space programs and activities. The majority of space funding is in the Air Force procurement and research and development accounts. Overview-level documentation is currently on the Web. More detailed breakdowns should be available soon. For example, the “R-1” document provides a broad overview of the research and development account. The “R-2” document(s) will provide a detailed breakdown. Additional material from the DOD budget rollout is available at


NOAA is part of the Department of Commerce. Satellite programs at NOAA are funded through the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS).

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