Satellites (91 - 100 of 177 items)
China: U.S. and European Union Arms Sales Since the 1989 Embargoes
T-NSIAD-98-171: Published: Apr 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the status of the arms embargoes imposed on China by the European Union (EU) and the United States following the 1989 massacre of demonstrators in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, focusing on the: (1) terms of the EU embargoes; (2) extent of EU and U.S. sales of military items to China since 1989; and (3) potential role that such items could play in ad...
Space Surveillance: DOD and NASA Need Consolidated Requirements and a Coordinated Plan
NSIAD-98-42: Published: Dec 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) space surveillance requirements and DOD's space surveillance capabilities, focusing on: (1) how well DOD's existing surveillance capabilities support DOD's and NASA's current and future surveillance requirements; and (2) the extent to which potential surveillance capabilities and technolog...
National Airspace System: Observations on the Wide Area Augmentation System
T-RCED-98-12: Published: Oct 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1997.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) program, focusing on: (1) the likelihood of WAAS satisfying key performance requirements within current program cost and schedule estimates; (2) the importance of avoiding delays in FAA's timetable for shutting down (decommissioning) ground-based navigation aids; and (3) the potential impact of cost incr...
1998 NASA Budget: Review of Selected Activities
NSIAD-97-252R: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1997.
GAO provided information on potential reduction in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) fiscal year (FY) 1998 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected programs. GAO noted that the information did not reflect any adjustments taken by congressional authorization and appropriations committees during their review of the FY 1998 NASA budget request.GAO noted tha...
Access to Space: Issues Associated With DOD's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program
NSIAD-97-130: Published: Jun 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in acquiring the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV), focusing on: (1) factors associated with program cost, schedule, and performance; and (2) selected aspects of EELV's relationship to the commercial launch vehicle market.GAO noted that: (1) reducing the cost of launching satellites into orbit is th...
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 Service Modernization: Risks Remain That Full Systems Potential Will Not be Achieved
T-AIMD-97-85: Published: Apr 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1997.
GAO discussed the National Weather Service's (NWS) systems modernization program.GAO noted that: (1) to reach the goal of better forecasting and earlier warnings with a smaller, downsized operation, the Weather Service has been acquiring new observing systems, including radars, satellites, and ground-based sensors, as well as powerful forecaster workstations; (2) the Advanced Weather Interactive P...
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...
Earth Observing System: Concerns Over NASA's Basic Research Funding Strategy
NSIAD-96-97: Published: Jul 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) plans for funding its Earth Observing System (EOS) and developing EOS-related basic research, focusing on: (1) the current number of EOS science investigations; (2) researchers' views on whether changes to EOS have adversely affected their ability to carry out their interdisciplinary earth...
Earth Observing System: Cost and Research Issues
T-NSIAD-96-116: Published: Mar 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the National Air and Space Administration's (NASA) Earth Observing System (EOS). GAO found that: (1) the projected total life-cycle cost of EOS from fiscal year 1991 to 2022 is $33 billion; (2) these costs include costs for satellites, launch services, data systems, science research, facility construction, and civil service personnel; (3) in order...