House and Senate appropriators add money for new satellite, accelerate missile warning

By Michael Marrow / December 22, 2022 at 1:23 PM
Lawmakers are poised to add approximately $800 million to both the Space Force's procurement and research accounts to boost satellite communications and missile-warning efforts, according to text of the fiscal year 2023 omnibus spending agreement released by House and Senate appropriators Monday evening. The plus-ups would secure a protected wideband spacecraft for the service and add money for missile-warning efforts in low earth and medium earth orbit, with lawmakers additionally directing $50 million toward a new approach for rapidly replenishing...

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