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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...
Realignment of the Aerospace Defense Command
LCD-79-119: Published: Jun 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1979.
The results of an Air Force review supported the idea that certain mission responsibilities could be transferred from the Aerospace Defense Command to other major commands. The projected savings for the proposed realignment of the Air Force Aerospace Defense Command have decreased since the original estimate. In January 1978, the Air Force projected a net staff reduction of 1,084, a recurring net...
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...
Statistics on Congressional Reporting Requirements
PAD-78-76: Published: Jul 25, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1978.
Statistics were compiled on congressional reporting requirements. The average growth in recurring reports over the decades 1920-1970 was 76.4 per decade (15 percent); for the annual periods 1962-1978, the growth was 57.8 per year (7 percent). In the largest category--reports submitted by cabinet level agencies--the number of reports fluctuated considerably between 1920 and 1960 but was little high...
Need for Full Cost Reporting and Participating Agreement on SEASAT-A Project
PSAD-78-76: Published: Jun 19, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1978.
Two issues discussed in previous reports on the SEASAT-A Project continue to be of concern: (1) the need to report full project costs to the Congress; and (2) the need to develop a top-level agreement between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regarding project participation. Semiannaul SEASAT-A reports show that...
Pricing of a Fixed-Price Incentive Contract Awarded to RCA Corporation by the Goddard Space Flight Center
PSAD-78-49: Published: Dec 9, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1977.
A fixed-price incentive contract awarded to RCA Corporation, Astro Electronics, by the Goddard Space Flight Center provides for furnishing eight Television Infra-red Observation Satellite spacecraft buses, associated documents, spares components, and ground support equipment. The value of the contract through modification 16 was $61,938,241 at the target price and $65,078,437 at the ceiling price...
Costs of Compliance With the Renegotiation Act of 1951
PSAD-77-165: Published: Sep 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1977.
No summary is currently available...
Construction of Space Shuttle Facilities at Vandenberg Air Force Base
B-183134: Published: Jun 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1977.
GAO examined the reasonableness of the Department of Defense's (DOD's) estimated cost of the planned space shuttle facilities at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, particularly from the standpoint of meeting total DOD space shuttle facilities requirements and providing for complete usable facilities.Requirements for DOD facilities to support the Space Transportation System (STS) are not fully...
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...
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...