Trump administration wants to end ISS funding in 2025

by Dominic Parks January 28, 2018, 0:34
Trump administration wants to end ISS funding in 2025

However, the simple fact that it contains details that include ending support for the ISS in 2025 suggests that there is a sentiment of that nature in the White House. The latter option requires freeing up funding, some of which could come from a USA withdrawal from the ISS.

"At Axiom Space, we're building the first commercial space station", said Amir Blachman, vice president of strategic development for Axiom Space, during a panel discussion at the Space Tech Summit in San Mateo, California, Jan. 24.

"If the administration plans to abruptly pull us out of the International Space Station in 2025, they're going to have a fight on their hands", Nelson said in a statement.

Canceling funding for the ISS would be devastating for NASA's global relationships, the space program and many scientists who rely on the orbiting laboratory to conduct experiments and testing in low gravity.

The official budget proposal will be released on February 12, and it will be reviewed by the Congress, who will have the final decision on the budget.

The president's official budget for fiscal year 2019 is scheduled to be released next month, but a draft proposal, seen by The Verge, would call for US support for the program, which has been in place for more than 20 years, to end. In an audit report by the Office of Inspector General, dated January 11, 2018, it was stated that NASA was expecting to spend between $3 and $4 billion annually to support the ISS operations through 2024. Companies like SpaceX, Orbital ATK and Sierra Nevada Corp are paid billions to fly cargo and supplies there. "Transitioning to commercial provision of low Earth orbit (LEO) capabilities" could be an indication that the administration wants to offer private companies the opportunity to continue funding and running ISS operations after 2025.

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The White House has said repeatedly that it intends to recommit the nation to space exploration, in partnership with the private sector and the worldwide community.

To compensate for the lack of space shuttles, the plan was to get private companies involved.

At the same time, NASA would ramp up a campaign focused on the vicinity of the moon, known as cislunar space, to "establish US pre-eminence to, around and on the moon". One of them is even attached to the station now, as a test site.

The program will continue to receive funding by NASA through 2024.

In the same appearance, he also touched upon the future of the ISS.


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