Program evaluation (111 - 120 of 124 items)
The SEASAT-A Project: Where It Stands Today
PSAD-77-126: Published: Sep 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1977.
SEASAT-A is an ocean dynamics satellite scheduled for launch in 1978 with sensors to measure winds, waves, ocean currents, sea temperatures, ice coverage, and atmospheric and water vapor.The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has experienced cost, schedule, and performance difficulties with the SEASAT-A because of technical problems and an estimated $5 million increase in the cos...
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...
NASA's Resource Data Base and Techniques for Supporting, Planning, and Controlling Programs Need Improvement
PSAD-77-78: Published: May 19, 1977. Publicly Released: May 19, 1977.
Data compiled by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on its resources and management techniques for supporting, planning, and controlling research and development programs omitted some resources and did not identify others with the projects they benefited.The database of resources available in fiscal year 1976 for carrying out its research and development programs excluded abo...
Space Shuttle Facility Program: More Definitive Cost Information Needed
PSAD-77-17: Published: May 9, 1977. Publicly Released: May 9, 1977.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is acquiring shuttle facilities to support the Space Transportation System. A review of the shuttle facility program focused on the current cost, schedule, and performance status. In late 1971, NASA established a $300 million target to acquire the facilities needed. Through fiscal year 1977, Congress appropriated $259 million in construction...
The Federal Wind Energy Program
EMD-77-33: Published: Mar 29, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1977.
Under the direction of the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is responsible for developing, testing, and evaluating large wind energy systems, and the Department of Agriculture is responsible for identifying, developing, and testing applications in rural and remote areas. Of the funds specifically designated for small, medium,...
Status of the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System
PSAD-77-23: Published: Mar 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1977.
The NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based radio navigation system designed to provide users with worldwide three-dimensional position and velocity information. The system consists of three segments: (1) space satellites that transmit radio signals; (2) ground-based monitoring equipment; and (3) user equipment for a variety of service applications. Initial operational capability...
Federal Short Takeoff and Landing Transport Programs: Status and Needs
PSAD-76-172: Published: Oct 4, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1976.
Federal programs to develop short-haul air transportation systems have been attempted to meet the problems of airport congestion. Plans were drafted for coordinated action by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) but were never adopted. NASA and the Air Force are pursuing separate programs costing about $430 million to develop and te...
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
093967: Jun 1, 1974
No summary is currently available...