Appendix A. HST Budget by Fiscal Year
The figure below depicts the HST Program budget levels from the April FY 1990 launching of the telescope through FY 2010, which is the planned mission completion date. The budget decreases significantly from FY 2002 to FY 2004. From FY 2004 to FY 2010 the program budget assumes a nearly constant operating cost except for a slight increase in FY 2008 for retrieval or reboost of the telescope. HST Program management plans to reduce costs by: (1) discontinuing servicing missions after 2003; (2) implementing the Vision 2000 (a reengineered flight operations and control system), thereby reducing contractor staff levels; and (3) ensuring costs remain constant through Vision 2000 efficiencies and reduced civil service staff levels.
HST BUDGET FOR FY 90 THROUGH FY 10 (IN FY 97 DOLLARS)