department of defense


Biden Holds Tight to the Trump Defense Budget

, Research and policy analyst

On his first day in office, President Biden vowed to “take action — not just to reverse the gravest
damages of the Trump administration — but also to start moving our country forward.” But it appears that at least one part of the previous administration’s legacy will survive intact: the ever-climbing line of defense spending. In his first budget request, Biden asked for $753 billion in defense spending, $13 billion more than what the Trump administration received last year.

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Satellite Database Update: More than 2,600 Active Satellites Orbiting the Earth

, senior scientist

View of IS-901 satellite from Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) during approach from approximately 20 meters with Earth in the background. The MEV successfully docked with the Intelsat 901 satellite on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Northrop Grumman

An updated version of the UCS Satellite Database, which includes launches through March 31, 2020, is now available on the UCS website. This update includes the addition to the database of 486 satellites and the removal of 38, for a total of 2,666 active satellites.

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