The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, is requesting $2 billion in their 2013 fiscal budget for their satellite programs. The 9% increase would cover both geostationary and polar-orbiting spacecraft, as well as a space weather mission, and a joint ocean research observatory with the European Space Agency (ESA).
The exact budget details propose spending around $916 million on the Joint Polar Satellite System, JPSS, which is a satellite program that monitors weather and climate patterns from orbit. The JPSS funding would be around $8 million less than was given the previous year. The JPSS program is fairly new, and includes two satellites, the first of which is set to launch in early 2017.