Satellites (51 - 58 of 58 items)
Issues Concerning the Department of Defense's Global Positioning System as It Enters Production
MASAD-83-9: Published: Jan 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO conducted a study of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Global Positioning System (GPS), a space-based radio navigation system being developed by the Air Force. GAO examined the reasonableness of the multiyear procurement strategy proposed for the space segment of the system, determined the status of the system's design and likely operational capabilities...
NASA Should Provide the Congress Complete Cost Information on the Space Telescope Program
PSAD-80-15: Published: Jan 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1980.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to launch a space telescope aboard the space shuttle in 1983. The program is on schedule and within its budget, and all the telescope's scientific instruments should meet or exceed the established performance requirements. GAO believes that NASA should provide Congress with better financial information on this project.On a recent statu...
Cost/Benefit Analysis--A Legislative Branch Viewpoint
110842: Nov 6, 1979
GAO reviews of three remote sensing information systems were presented with regard to economic and cost/benefit analysis issues. The 1975 review of the Landsat program included the production of additional satellites, production of Landsat photo-products and computer compatible tapes, and a variety of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sponsored technical investigations. The obje...
Analysis of NASA's Supplemental FY 1979 Budget Request
PSAD-79-59: Published: Mar 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1979.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) requested $185 million to supplement its approved fiscal year 1979 research and development appropriation of $3,292 million. NASA estimated that the additional funding was needed because of technical problems encountered in the development, manufacturing, and testing of Shuttle systems; the need for design changes and weight reductions; and...
A Second Launch Site for the Shuttle? An Analysis of Needs for the Nation's Space Program
PSAD-78-57: Published: Aug 4, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1978.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is constructing space shuttle facilities at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), the primary launch, landing, and orbiter refurbishment site which is scheduled to become operational in mid-1980. A second site, Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), will be funded by the Department of Defense (DOD) and is expected to become operational in June 1983 at a co...
Status of the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System
PSAD-78-37: Published: Apr 25, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1978.
The NAVSTAR Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system which will consist of 24 satellites, ground control equipment, and user equipment for a variety of Department of Defense applications. All military services are participating in the program with the Air Force acting as management executive. Program costs are estimated at $3.7 billion, including $1.5 billion for the...
Identification of NASA Research and Development Programs Subject to Benefit-Cost Analysis
B-176104: Published: Jun 15, 1972. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1972.
No summary is currently available...