A lost Opportunity (14 Feb, 2019)

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Re: A lost Opportunity (14 Feb, 2019)

Postby Muscular Jam » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:24 pm

Weasel wrote:Ah, no mention of the country that put it on Mars? Seems you're all very quick to throw barbs at the US, and very slow to give it any credit ? With out the deep pockets of one of largest economies in the world, you'd all have next to no space science happening.. :-)
Not quite. Countries space budgets (converted to $USD for comparison)

Nasa Annual Budget: $20.7 billion (2018)
China National Space Administration (CNSA) $11 billion (2017)
European Space Agency (ESA) $7 billion (2018)
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) $3.27 billion (2015)
German Aerospace Center (DLR) $2.55 billion (2016)
National Centre for Space Studies (France) $2.43 billion (2018)
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) $1.5 billion (2018)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) $2.03 billion (2013)
Italian Space Agency (ASI) $1.8 billion (2016)
Canadian Space Agency $247 million (2018)

Looks like NASA accounts for about 40%. Dunno what SpaceX's budget is, but I'd still guess the USA accounts for less than half.
Jaxa's budget is also hard to figure out because in 2012 it changed from purely peaceful to mixed peaceful and military, and they've delayed a lot of science stuff due to "budget cuts" which probably means most of it being taken by the military side.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_g ... e_agencies
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