2018 NASA Budget, Forecast to 2022

Budget Assessment of FY 2018—Proposed Spending

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Key Study Takeaways
•     The Science budget funds: Planetary Science, Astrophysics of Earth-like planets, James Webb Space Telescope for launch in 2018, and Heliophysics to study the Sun, Earth Science to improve modeling of Earth as a system. The budget terminates 5 Earth Science missions: Pre-aerosol, Clouds, and Ocean Ecosystem (PACE), Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3), Radiation Budget Instrument (RBI), Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) Earth-viewing Instruments, and CLARREO Pathfinder.
•     The budget for the aeronautics segment continues support for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s NextGen concept, awards a design-and-build contract for a Low Boom Flight Demonstrator X-Plane, and advances electric propulsion systems by flight testing an all-electric aircraft, the X-57.
•     Space technology funding includes spending to complete hardware for the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration project, MOXIE, and Terrain Relative Navigation projects, and will begin integration and testing to support the Mars 2020 schedule.
•     The budget for the exploration segment funds Space Launch System (SLS), Orion, and Exploration Ground System (EGS) to prepare for Exploration Mission (EM)-1, the first pairing of Orion and SLS, and EM-2, the first crewed mission, including habitation systems, crew mobility systems, vehicle systems, autonomous systems, and robotic precursors for missions beyond the Earth’s orbit. The Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) will not be pursued.
•     The budget for the space operations segment provides launch services for NASA payloads and space communications and navigation.
•     The budget proposes to eliminate the Office of Education.
Key Questions this Study will Answer:
o     How has the NASA budget changed from 2016 to 2018?
o     In relation to the 2018 funding request, which are the NASA segments that offer the most appealing opportunities for growth?
o     What are some of the programs for which NASA has requested funding?
o     Which are the companies that are capturing new portions of the NASA budget?
o     Will NASA spending rise or fall within the next 5 years?
o     What are the types of programs that are offering the most lucrative contracts awarded by NASA?
Study Scope:
•     This research is a budget request review restricted to the United States.
•     The market has been segmented according to NASA's budget categories. Some segments do not have discussion slides, as the numbers speak for themselves.
•     Segment spending is divided by individual projects or programs as appropriate.
•     This study bases 2017 as the year in progress and an approved budget has not been enacted. The budget request is subject to changes until the Congress passes the bill to enact the budget.
•     All prices are identified in US dollars. Negative values are denoted in parentheses.
•     Competitive market information is not included. Companies providing services and products have been included in the individual projects or programs.
•     Several NASA segments are not reviewed in detail because most of their spending is non-discretionary and is dedicated to salaries and operating expenses.

Table of Contents

2018 NASA Budget, Forecast to 2022Executive SummaryKey FindingsMarket Engineering MeasurementsCEO’s PerspectiveBudget Request OverviewResearch Scope and DefinitionsBudget OverviewKey Questions This Study Will AnswerMarket Segmentation Forecasts and Trends—Total NASA MarketMarket Engineering MeasurementsForecast AssumptionsTotal NASA Budget—Spending ForecastTotal NASA Budget—Spending Forecast DiscussionScience Segment BreakdownScience Segment—Funding Request BreakdownScience Segment—Funding Request Breakdown (continued)Science Budget—DiscussionEarth Science Sub-segment—Spending AreasEarth Science Sub-segment—Top Programs/ProjectsEarth Science Sub-segment—Top MissionsEarth Science Sub-segment—Top Missions (continued)Earth Science Sub-segment Budget—DiscussionPlanetary Science Sub-segment—Spending AreasPlanetary Science Sub-segment—Top Programs/ProjectsPlanetary Science Sub-segment—Top MissionsPlanetary Science Sub-segment—Top Missions (continued)Planetary Science Sub-segment Budget—DiscussionAstrophysics Sub-segment—Spending AreasAstrophysics Sub-segment—Top Programs/ProjectsAstrophysics Sub-segment—Top MissionsAstrophysics Science Sub-segment Budget—DiscussionJames Webb Space Telescope Sub-segment—Spending AreasJames Webb Space Telescope Sub-segment—Top Programs/ProjectsJames Webb Space Telescope Sub-segment—Top MissionJames Webb Space Telescope Budget—DiscussionHeliophysics Sub-segment—Spending AreasHeliophysics Sub-segment—Top Programs/ProjectsHeliophysics Sub-segment—Top MissionsHeliophysics Sub-segment—Top Missions (continued)Heliophysics Sub-segment Budget—DiscussionAeronautics Segment BreakdownAeronautics Segment—Funding Request BreakdownAeronautics Segment—Funding Request Breakdown (continued)Airspace Operations and Safety Sub-segment—Top Programs/ProjectsAirspace Operations and Safety Sub-segment—Top Programs/ProjectsAdvanced Air Vehicles Sub-segment—Top ProgramsAdvanced Air Vehicles Sub-segment—Top Programs (continued)Integrated Aviation Systems Sub-segment—Top ProgramsIntegrated Aviation Systems Sub-segment—Top Programs (continued)Transformative Aero Concepts Sub-segment—Top ProgramsTransformative Aero Concepts Sub-segment—Top Programs (continued)Aeronautics Segment Budget—DiscussionSpace Technology Segment BreakdownSpace Technology Segment—Funding Request BreakdownSpace Technology Segment—Funding Request Breakdown (continued)SBIR/STTR Sub-segment—Top ProgramsSBIR/STTR Sub-segment—Top Programs (continued)Space Technology Research and Development Sub-segment—Funding Request BreakdownSpace Technology Research and Development Sub-segment—Top ProgramsSpace Technology Research and Development Sub-segment—Top Programs (continued)Space Technology Segment Budget—DiscussionExploration Segment BreakdownExploration Segment—Funding Request BreakdownExploration Segment—Funding Request Breakdown (continued)Exploration Systems Development Sub-segment—Spending AreasExploration Systems Development Sub-segment—Top Programs/ProjectsExploration Systems Development Sub-segment—Top Programs/Projects (continued)Exploration Systems Development Sub-segment—Top Programs/Projects (continued)Exploration Systems Development Sub-segment—Top Programs/Projects (continued)Exploration Systems Development Sub-segment—Top Programs/Projects (continued)Exploration Systems Development Sub-segment—Top Programs/Projects (continued)Exploration Systems Development Sub-segment—Top Programs/Projects (continued)Exploration Systems R&D Sub-segment—Spending AreasExploration Systems R&D Sub-segment—Top Programs/ProjectsExploration Systems R&D Sub-segment—Top Programs/Projects (continued)Exploration Systems R&D Sub-segment—Top Programs/Projects (continued)Exploration Segment Budget—DiscussionSpace Operations Segment BreakdownSpace Operations Segment—Funding Request BreakdownSpace Operations Segment—Funding Request Breakdown (continued)Space Operations Segment Budget—DiscussionISS Sub-segment—Spending AreasISS Sub-segment—Top Programs/ProjectsISS Sub-segment Budget—DiscussionSpace Transportation Sub-segment—Spending AreasSpace Transportation Sub-segment—Top Programs/ProjectsSpace Transportation Sub-segment—DiscussionSFS Sub-segment—Spending AreasSFS Sub-segment: Space Communications and Navigation—Spending AreasSFS Sub-segment: Space Communications and Navigation—Top Programs/ProjectsSFS Sub-segment: Space Communications and Navigation—Top Programs/Projects (continued)Human Space Flight Operations Sub-segment—Top Programs/ProjectsLaunch Services—Top Programs/ProjectsSFS Sub-segment Budget—DiscussionEducation Segment BreakdownEducation Segment—Funding Request BreakdownSafety, Security, and Mission Services Segment BreakdownSafety, Security, and Mission Services Segment—Funding Request BreakdownCenter Management and Operations Sub-segment—Funding Request BreakdownAgency Management and Operations Sub-segment—Funding Request BreakdownSafety, Security, and Mission Services Segment Budget—DiscussionConstruction and Environmental Compliance and Restoration Segment BreakdownConstruction and Environmental Compliance and Restoration Segment—Funding Request BreakdownConstruction of Facilities (CoF) Sub-segment—Funding Request BreakdownConstruction and Environmental Compliance and Restoration Segment Budget—DiscussionInspector General Segment BreakdownInspector General Segment—Funding Request BreakdownThe Last WordThe Last Word—3 Big PredictionsLegal DisclaimerAppendixList of Abbreviations/AcronymsList of Abbreviations/Acronyms (continued)List of Abbreviations/Acronyms (continued)The Frost & Sullivan StoryThe Frost & Sullivan StoryValue Proposition: Future of Your Company & CareerGlobal PerspectiveIndustry Convergence360º Research PerspectiveImplementation ExcellenceOur Blue Ocean Strategy




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