Aeronautics (101 - 110 of 110 items)
The SEASAT-A Project: Where It Stands Today
PSAD-77-126: Published: Sep 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1977.
SEASAT-A is an ocean dynamics satellite scheduled for launch in 1978 with sensors to measure winds, waves, ocean currents, sea temperatures, ice coverage, and atmospheric and water vapor.The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has experienced cost, schedule, and performance difficulties with the SEASAT-A because of technical problems and an estimated $5 million increase in the cos...
More Emphasis Needed on Data Analysis Phase of Space Science Programs
PSAD-77-114: Published: Jun 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1977.
Scientific data acquired from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) space programs are not always promptly made available to the scientific community for further analysis and maximum benefit to the United States.The National Space Science Data Center has problems acquiring data promptly because some principal investigators fail to submit their data. Factors contributing to lat...
Space Transportation System: Past, Present, Future
PSAD-77-113: Published: May 27, 1977. Publicly Released: May 27, 1977.
Congress has appropriated about $4.4 billion to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and $106 million to the Department of Defense through fiscal year 1977 for development of the Space Transportation System (STS), about one-third of estimated development and production cost. Congress must decide whether to approve a full-scale operational STS by authorizing the start of product...
Status of the Mariner Jupiter/Saturn 1977 Project
PSAD-77-103: Published: May 20, 1977. Publicly Released: May 20, 1977.
The Mariner Jupiter/Saturn 1977 project is part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) program with objectives of advancing knowledge of these planets and relating their properties to those of Earth.NASA's cost estimate of $450.9 million for the project did not include $35.7 million of project-related costs. The project was on schedule and delays were not anticipated. Plans we...
NASA's Resource Data Base and Techniques for Supporting, Planning, and Controlling Programs Need Improvement
PSAD-77-78: Published: May 19, 1977. Publicly Released: May 19, 1977.
Data compiled by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on its resources and management techniques for supporting, planning, and controlling research and development programs omitted some resources and did not identify others with the projects they benefited.The database of resources available in fiscal year 1976 for carrying out its research and development programs excluded abo...
Space Shuttle Facility Program: More Definitive Cost Information Needed
PSAD-77-17: Published: May 9, 1977. Publicly Released: May 9, 1977.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is acquiring shuttle facilities to support the Space Transportation System. A review of the shuttle facility program focused on the current cost, schedule, and performance status. In late 1971, NASA established a $300 million target to acquire the facilities needed. Through fiscal year 1977, Congress appropriated $259 million in construction...
Status and Issues Pertaining to the Proposed Development of the Space Telescope Project
PSAD-77-98: Published: May 4, 1977. Publicly Released: May 4, 1977.
The Space Telescope Project will develop a complex space observatory with the objectives of serving the scientific community and extending knowledge of the universe. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) estimates for Project costs have increased because of inflation factors and inclusion of changes in scope and administrative costs.NASA has not prepared a lifecycle cost estimate fo...
Improved Reporting Needed on National Aeronautics and Space Administration Projects.
PSAD-77-54: Published: Jan 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1977.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) status reports provide Congress with information on cost, schedule, and technical aspects of NASA projects.Changes in the content, preparation, and format of the reports are needed to make them more useful. These changes should help the committees and individual Members of Congress authorize and appropriate funds for major NASA systems...
National Aeronautical Facilities Program: Issues Related to Its Cost and Need
LCD-75-329: Published: Mar 23, 1976. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1976.
In fiscal year 1977 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) requested about $25 million to start acquisition of the National Transonic Facility, and the Department of the Air Force requested about $437 million for the Aeropropulsion System Test Facility. The Department of Defense (DOD) and NASA requested these facilities for the National Aeronautical Facilities program in order th...
National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Equal Employment Opportunity Program Could Be Improved
FPCD-75-107: Published: Apr 16, 1975. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1975.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action plans, focusing on: (1) hiring and promotion practices; (2) training and upward mobility programs; and (3) its discrimination complaint system.GAO noted that: (1) minorities composed 4.3 percent of NASA's total professional employees and...