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Investment in Major Space Programs

October 10, 2005—This CBO graphic shows that military space will require heavy spending over the next two decades. The chart is divided into three slices—actual past spending, planned spending during the Future Years Defense Program, and spending projected by CBO during the period 2011-24. The various colored layers pertain to types of space missions. The broken line represents the level of spending that might be necessary to complete the effort. This worst-case estimate peaks in 2010 at about $14.4 billion.

Source: Congressional Budget Office, The Long-Term Implications of Current Plans for Investment in Major Unclassified Military Space Programs, September 12, 2005.