Aerospace research (21 - 29 of 29 items)
Space Funding: NASA and DOD Activities for Fiscal Years 1981 Through 1989
NSIAD-89-102FS: Published: Mar 23, 1989. Publicly Released: May 1, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided updated information on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) space funding estimates.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1981, NASA and DOD funding levels for their space programs were about the same; (2) between FY 1981 and FY 1989, NASA increased its space funding about 100 percent...
Space Exploration: Cost, Schedule, and Performance of NASA's Galileo Mission to Jupiter
NSIAD-88-138FS: Published: May 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the cost, schedule, performance and status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Galileo mission to Jupiter.GAO found that: (1) although NASA initially estimated the total costs for the project at $410.1 million, it increased its estimate to $1,362.5 million due to shuttle launch delays, changes to the upper stages of the...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Status of Space Surveillance and Tracking System
NSIAD-88-61: Published: Nov 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) research on the Space Surveillance and Tracking System (SSTS) to determine its cost, schedule, and performance status.GAO found that: (1) SDIO spent $65 million over 3 years for three contractors to analyze technology, propose preliminary system concepts and requirements, define data needs,...
Space Funding: NASA's Appropriations and DOD's Funding Estimates for Space Programs
NSIAD-87-81FS: Published: Feb 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO defined and compared the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) funding for space programs.GAO found that NASA: (1) receives funding for its space program through appropriations for research and development, space flight, control, and data communications, facility construction, and research and progra...
Department of Defense's Space Laser Program Plan--Status and Issues
NSIAD-84-132: Published: Aug 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (D0D) Space Laser Program Plan to evaluate the plan's progress and potential.GAO found that: (1) the 6-year, $908.3 million effort presented in 1982 increased to 7 years and $1,558.3 million in 1983; and (2) DOD was not able to adequately monitor the plan's status because the management and funding structure is too diffuse to be effective. Further, no singl...
117803: Mar 16, 1982
GAO presented an overview of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Space-Based Laser Program. Space lasers are one of several laser concepts that may some day serve as useful military weapons. Due to the early nature of the technology, a diversity of opinion exists in the scientific, industrial, and defense communities regarding whether current laser and related technologies can support a constellatio...
Status and Issues Relating to the Space Transportation System
PSAD-76-73: Published: Apr 21, 1976. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1976.
No summary is currently available...
Space Transportation System
093513: Feb 1, 1975
No summary is currently available...
Study of United States Government Wind Tunnels
B-114825: Published: Apr 09, 1954. Publicly Released: Apr 09, 1954.
The balance between the supply of existing and anticipated wind tunnel testing time and the demand for that time is a fundamental consideration in the determination of (1) whether proposed construction is justified and (2) whether the operation of individual facilities should be expanded or curtailed.In examining supply versus demand it must be borne in mind that any new facility which represents...