Satellites (11 - 18 of 18 items)
Space Station: Cost Control Problems Continue to Worsen
T-NSIAD-97-177: Published: Jun 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1997.
GAO discussed its current work on the International Space Station program, focusing on an update of information reported in July 1996 on the: (1) status of the program's financial reserves; and (2) prime contract's cost and schedule variances and estimates at completion.GAO noted that: (1) in GAO's report and subsequent testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space in...
Weather Satellites: Planning for the Geostationary Satellite Program Needs More Attention
AIMD-97-37: Published: Mar 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) management of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) Program, focusing on: (1) NOAA's strategy for procuring satellites in the GOES continuation series; (2) what steps NOAA should be taking now to prepare for the next generation series of satellites; and (3) whether...
NASA Budgets: Gap Between Funding Requirements and Projected Budgets Has Been Reopened
NSIAD-95-155BR: Published: May 12, 1995. Publicly Released: May 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) budgets, focusing on: (1) NASA efforts to reduce or eliminate the gap between its funding requirements and likely budgets; and (2) whether gaps remain between NASA program plans and its likely future budgets.GAO found that: (1) recent events have reopened a gap between NASA program plans an...
Space Projects: Astrophysics Facility Program Contains Cost and Technical Risks
NSIAD-94-80: Published: Jan 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF) program, focusing on the: (1) reasonableness of the NASA program cost estimate; and (2) extent that the redesigned program will provide scientific returns comparable to the original program.GAO found that: (1) NASA has made the AXAF program more...
NASA Procurement: Approach to Sharing Risk Under Certain Research and Development Contracts Is Starting to Change
T-NSIAD-92-12: Published: Mar 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1992.
GAO discussed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) distribution of contract risk, focusing on: (1) how NASA allocates risk for research and development contracts; (2) how the Department of Defense (DOD) uses warranties; (3) how NASA uses defect warranties; and (4) the availability of insurance to cover contractors' materials and workmanship defects. GAO noted that: (1) althou...
Space Transportation: NASA Has No Firm Need for Increasingly Costly Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle
NSIAD-90-192: Published: Jul 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle (OMV) program, focusing on: (1) the need to continue the OMV program in light of reductions in OMV capabilities; and (2) the reasons for changes in OMV program costs and schedules.GAO found that: (1) the OMV conceptual design has evolved over a number of years; (...
Transition Series: NASA Issues
OCG-89-15TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized information relating to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) critical program management issues.GAO noted that NASA management problems causing project delays and increasing costs include: (1) lack of a strategic long-term plan for civil space projects; (2) inconsistent and incomplete project cost reports; (3) lack of a life-cycle cost management process for it...