Space Force, Assemble!

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by Tyler Durden
Saturday, Apr 29, 2023 - 12:45 PM

General Chance Saltzman, Chief of Space Operations for the U.S. Space Force, warned last week that the U.S. is facing a new era of space activity:

"The threats that we face to our on-orbit capabilities from our strategic competitors [have] grown substantially", he told CNBC's "Manifest Space" podcast.

The Space Force has grown substantially since its 2019 inception: Both in terms of personnel and budget.

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As Statista's Martin Armstrong shows in the infographic above, end-strength personnel in 2021 was almost 10 thousand, while the budget was $15.4 billion.

In 2023. the personnel level had to over 13,500. Representing an even larger jump, Space Force's budget leapt up to nearly $25 billion in 2023.