The Pentagon is shedding additional light on the plans for more stable buys of satellites and rockets as part of the Air Force’s $8.7 billion fiscal 2012 budget request for unclassified space projects. The topline is $700 million more than the 2011 request, which has yet to be approved by Congress. Air Force Undersecretary Erin Conaton says the additional funding came in part from $3.4 billion found by the overall Air Force in savings for that year; it was also a reflection of the ...

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