Aerospace contracts (11 - 16 of 16 items)
NASA Procurement: Management Oversight of Contract Costs and Time Changes Could Be Enhanced
NSIAD-91-259: Published: Sep 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) contract administration and management practices, focusing on the extent of cost increases and time extensions in contracts at the four largest NASA procurement centers.GAO found that: (1) 32 percent of the contracts at the four centers increased in cost, with an overall cont...
Space Shuttle: NASA Faces Challenges in Its Attempt to Achieve Planned Flight Rates
NSIAD-92-32: Published: Dec 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) future space shuttle flight plans, focusing on the: (1) factors associated with achieving planned flight rates; (2) processes to ensure that NASA does not compromise safety by increasing flight rates; (3) impact of variations in flight rate estimates on subsystem and spare parts procurement...
Weather Satellites: Action Needed to Resolve Status of the U.S. Geostationary Satellite Program
NSIAD-91-252: Published: Jul 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) joint efforts to develop and acquire the next generation of geostationary weather satellites, GOES-Next, focusing on: (1) cost, schedule, and technical status; (2) reasons for program problems that led to cost increases and sc...
Air Force Stock Fund: Hydrazine Sales Consistent with the Commercial Space Launch Act
NSIAD-91-196: Published: May 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's sales of hydrazine propellants to private firms for use in commercial space launches, focusing on whether such sales: (1) complied with the intent of the Commercial Space Launch Act (CSLA); and (2) competed with private firms' commercial sales.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force had authority, separate from CSLA, to sell fuels out of...
Space Shuttle: NASA's Major Changes to Flight Hardware
NSIAD-88-173FS: Published: Jun 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO identified the types of changes that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) made to the space shuttle's flight hardware, focusing on enhancements: (1) it made to flight hardware; (2) that cost at least $5 million each; and (3) it implemented from 1981 through 1987.GAO found that NASA: (1) made 56 changes to the space shuttle; (2) initia...
Space Exploration: Cost, Schedule, and Performance of NASA's Mars Observer Mission
NSIAD-88-137FS: Published: May 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the cost, schedule, performance, and status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Mars Observer mission.GAO found that NASA: (1) started the mission in 1985, with an estimated total project cost of $292.5 million; (2) increased its estimate to $513.8 million in October 1987, citing costs relating to fut...