White Papers, Reports and Analysis

08/08/2016
The Space Foundation has created this fact sheet detailing U.S. use of Russian-made rocket engines. The fact sheet provides an overview of the engines’ history, technical details and performance. Similar to our annual publication The Space Report, the Space Foundation is providing information to help policy makers arrive at informed decisions without the Space Foundation asserting a particular policy direction. 
06/21/2016
This document provides an overview of the President’s FY 2017 NOAA Budget request and the SAC Passed Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill in comparison with FY 2016 Consolidated Appropriations (P.L. 114-113).
03/03/2016
The space environment is a unique and critically important domain for our nation’s vital interests. With innovative platforms and satellite systems, space is an economic sphere and a high ground used for purposes of observation, communication, command and control, and positioning, navigation, and timing. The microgravity environment of space is critical for important research and production activities that could not be duplicated on Earth. Space also offers a frontier to explore and inspire and to ensure the survival, advancement, and expansion of our civilization and values.
02/23/2016
This document provides an overview of the President’s FY 2017 NOAA Budget request in comparison with FY 2016 Consolidated Appropriations (P.L. 114-113).
12/18/2015
This document provides an overview of the President’s FY 2016 NASA Budget request in comparison with the House passed Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill, the Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) passed Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill and the FY 2016 Omnibus.
12/18/2015
This document provides an overview of the President’s FY 2016 NOAA Budget request in comparison with the House passed Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill, the Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) passed Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill, and the FY 2016 Omnibus.
08/17/2015
This document provides an overview of the President’s FY 2016 NOAA Budget request in comparison with the House passed Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill, and the Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) passed Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill.
08/17/2015
This document provides an overview of the President’s FY 2016 NASA Budget request in comparison with the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology (HSST) passed NASA Authorization Bill, the House passed Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill, and the Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) passed Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill.
07/23/2015
This document provides an overview of unclassified space-based and related programs requested in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) FY 2016 Budget in comparison with the House Passed FY 2016 NDAA (H.R. 1735), SASC Passed FY 2016 NDAA (S. 1376), House Passed FY 2016 Defense Approps (H.R. 2685), and SAC Passed FY 2016 Defense Approps (S. 1558). The first section provides a comparison of funding levels for major satellites, programs and launch service acquisitions, followed by a more detailed analysis of each program. A middle segment contains verbiage pertaining to various space programs.
07/23/2015
This document provides an overview of unclassified space-based and related programs requested in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) FY 2016 Budget in comparison with the House Passed FY 2016 NDAA (H.R. 1735), SASC Passed FY 2016 NDAA (S. 1376), House Passed FY 2016 Defense Approps (H.R. 2685), and SAC Passed FY 2016 Defense Approps (S. 1558). The first section provides a comparison of funding levels for major satellites, programs and launch service acquisitions, followed by a more detailed analysis of each program. A middle segment contains verbiage pertaining to various space programs.

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