Trump’s Budget Seeks $15.4 Billion For Space Force

Space News reports:

The Trump administration’s $740.5 billion budget request for national defense in 2021 includes $15.4 billion for the U.S. Space Force, according to documents released by the Pentagon on Friday.

The U.S. Space Force was established Dec. 20 as an independent service under the Department of the Air Force. In the 2021 budget the U.S. Air Force transferred $15.4 billion from existing accounts to the Space Force.

Approximately 16,000 Space Force personnel are airmen who previously were part of the Air Force Space Command and have been assigned to the Space Force. An estimated 6,000 airmen will be asked to leave the Air Force and transfer to the Space Force over the next year after administrative issues are sorted out.