White Papers, Reports and Analysis

We provide credible and authoritative information on space to policymakers, industry and finance, educators and academia, the media and the general public in White Papers, space-related policy and budget analyses, special reports, briefings and presentations.

12/21/2012
This document provides an overview of unclassified space-based and related programs requested in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) FY 2013 Budget in comparison with the FY 2013 NDAA and the FY 2013 Defense Appropriations Act. The first section provides a comparison of funding levels for major satellites and launch service acquisitions, followed by a more detailed analysis of each program. The analysis then looks at space-related provisions in the NDAA.
11/07/2012
This document lists the results from the 2012 U.S. congressional elections for Members of Congress who sit on committees with jurisdiction over space policy and/or have space-related constituencies. The lists are organized by committee, and sorted by seniority. Races that are too close to call will be updated appropriately in the future.
05/14/2012
This document provides an overview of the President's NASA FY 2013 budget request in comparison with the FY 2012 NASA funds and proposed appropriation bills under consideration by the 112th Congress.
02/14/2012
This document provides an overview of the President’s FY 2013 Budget request for NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data & Information Service (NESDIS) in comparison with the funds outlined in the Conference Report (Report 112-284) to the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (P.L. 112-55), FY 2012. As the Congress proceeds through the annual budget process, we will update and highlight differences between the Administration's Budget request and proposed Congressional appropriations bills.
02/10/2012
This document provides an overview of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation hearing on February 8, 2012, which highlighted the importance of the Global Positioning System's (GPS) impact on international aviation safety.
02/10/2012
This document provides an overview of the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on February 7, 2012, which reviewed the current efforts to modernize U.S. export controls.
02/08/2012
This document highlights—in yellow—space-related provisions in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. It also highlights aviation activities to be undertaken by NASA. Please note this document reflects the exact language from the Conference Report accompanying H.R. 658.
01/01/2012
This document provides an overview of unclassified space-based and related programs requested in the Department of Defense's (DoD) FY 2012 budget in comparison with the FY 2012 NDAA and Defense Appropriations Act.
The Space Report 2012
01/01/2012
The Space Foundation's flagship research and analysis product is an annual report on global space activity. With detailed references and its sources fully annotated, this report describes the full range of space activities including commercial space revenues and government budgets, the impact of space products and services, space infrastructure, labor and workforce statistics, and the outlook for the future.
12/12/2011
The Space Report 2011: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity features several new or expanded topics, including:

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