Welcome to the DoD Space Program Section on AeroWeb. This section covers DoD Spending
on major space-related systems from FY 2011 to FY 2013 (starting October 1, 2012).
Below, you find a database of 9 DoD space programs, including satellites and launch vehicles.
For each program, you can access information about total DoD spending on that program in FY11, FY12, and FY13 as well as procurement spending, research expenditures, and the number of systems purchased.
Our data tells you exactly how much was spent on each program, e.g. RDT&E expenses for the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), EELV procurement spending, or # of GPS satellites purchased etc. By clicking on a program below, you access that system's profile - giving you access to general information about the program (specs, fact sheets, mission/role etc.) and DoD budget data downloads for each program (so you can see the official spending documentation to verify the accuracy of our data and access even more info).
Note that our data may not in all instances match the numbers in the official DoD Major Acquisition Program Data Book, mainly due to the fact that we also include spending on modifications (to provide a more accurate view of how much is spent on each system). Therefore, we are convinced that the data provided below is more extensive, more accurate and more detailed than what is published by the DoD.
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 (October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013), the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) defense program is the DoD space program that receives the most funding with expected direct total spending of $1.69 billion - all procurement. In FY2013, the U.S. Air Force purchases 4 Launch Vehicles (4 and 3 procured in FY11 and FY12). Also, in FY13, the USAF will purchase 2 GPS II satellites, and 2 SBIRS satellites.
Other top space-related programs include the Advanced EHF satellite system, the MILSATCOM system,
the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), and the
Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system.
In FY2013, the DoD decided to cancel the Defense Weather Satellite System (DWSS), which is the DoD component of the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS).
Note: Click on a program to view full profile
|Change in Spending FY2012-FY2013:||Space (Total)||Procurement||RDT&E||Space Exp. FY2013||Space Exp. FY2012|
|-23.64%||-21.11%||-27.88%||$5.39 billion||$7.06 billion|
Evolved Expendable Launch Veh. (EELV)
Global Positioning System (GPS)
SBIRS - Space Based Infrared System
MUOS - Mobile User Objective System
Defense Meteorological Sat. (DMSP)
Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS)
DWSS National Polar-Orbiting (NPOESS)
|FY 2013||FY 2012||FY 2011|
PROC* = Procurement in % of total FY2013 DoD spending on the program
RDT&E* = Research Expenditures in % of total FY2013 DoD spending on the program
EELV | FY13: $1.69 billion
GPS | FY13: $1.38 billion
SBIRS | FY13: $0.95 billion