Aerospace research (31 - 40 of 45 items)
Space Operations: Listing of NASA Scientific Missions, 1980-2000
IMTEC-89-46FS: Published: Apr 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) active and planned missions between 1980 and 2000.GAO found that NASA supported 84 active or planned scientific missions, with: (1) 5 active and 7 planned missions involving planetary and lunar research; (2) 3 active and 27 planned missions involving the earth sciences...
GAO's Views on SDIO's Phase I Cost Estimate
T-NSIAD-89-18: Published: Mar 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1989.
GAO discussed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) revised cost estimate for phase I of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). GAO found that SDIO revised its estimate of $145.7 billion to $69.1 billion in October 1988 because it: (1) significantly reduced the quantities of sensors and weapons needed for SDI phase I; (2) reduced by 51 percent the number of space-based intercepto...
Transition Series: NASA Issues
OCG-89-15TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized information relating to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) critical program management issues.GAO noted that NASA management problems causing project delays and increasing costs include: (1) lack of a strategic long-term plan for civil space projects; (2) inconsistent and incomplete project cost reports; (3) lack of a life-cycle cost management process for it...
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...
Space Science: Status of the Hubble Space Telescope Program
NSIAD-88-118BR: Published: May 2, 1988. Publicly Released: May 9, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Program, focusing on: (1) the program's current cost, schedule, and performance status; (2) the Space Telescope Science Institute's role in the program; and (3) NASA orbital maintenance plans for the telescope.GAO found that: (1) technical...
Space Operations: NASA's Use of Information Technology
IMTEC-87-20: Published: Apr 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided an overview of the information technology critical to the missions of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1986, NASA allocated about $784 million for information technology, and plans to spend about $4.1 billion on new information technology projects during FY 1987 through 1991; (2) 70...
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...
From Satellites to Space Shuttle and Beyond: GAO Evaluates the Military's Role in Space
129474: Jan 1, 1986
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 21, Issue 1, Winter 1986, discusses how GAO has approached the space militarization issue. The focus of GAO work has included evaluating: (1) the Department of Defense's organizational structure and ability to manage the multiservice space program; (2) efforts to develop a space system to improve strategic and tactical force effectiveness; (3) t...
A Second Launch Site for the Shuttle? An Analysis of Needs for the Nation's Space Program
PSAD-78-57: Published: Aug 4, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1978.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is constructing space shuttle facilities at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), the primary launch, landing, and orbiter refurbishment site which is scheduled to become operational in mid-1980. A second site, Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), will be funded by the Department of Defense (DOD) and is expected to become operational in June 1983 at a co...
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...