Space Awareness Programs Get 21 Percent Boost in FY-09

By Jason Simpson / February 4, 2008 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon is requesting $240 million for space situational awareness programs in its fiscal year 2009 budget, a 21 percent increase from the $190 million projected last year. This increase is not part of the $100 million infused into the program as part of the FY-08 Defense Appropriations Act, Air Force officials told reporters in a Feb. 1 briefing in the Pentagon. "We got a clear understanding from congressional staffers that they were concerned, that they would be receptive to...

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