Space News: How much does a Space Force cost? Analyst lays out menu of options
CSIS analyst Todd Harrison estimated the cost of three options — a Space Corps, a Space Force Lite and a Space Force Heavy.
WASHINGTON — The takeaway from new cost estimates for establishing a new military service for space is that there is no cheap way to build a Space Force.
Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, unveiled a highly anticipated report on Monday, detailing cost estimates for standing up a Space Force as a separate military branch. Harrison made headlines in September when he criticized Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s estimate — $13 billion over five years to establish a new service and a space command — as overinflated.
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WNU Editor:The Pentagon will want “Space Force Heavy”. Congress will want “Space Force Lite”. My bet is that when all is done and finished, it will be something in between.