Status of the Mariner Jupiter/Saturn 1977 Project

PSAD-77-103: Published: May 20, 1977. Publicly Released: May 20, 1977.

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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 were being considered to extend the project to include interplanetary/interstellar research which would add about $61 million to costs, exclusive of tracking and data acquisition costs.

Matter for Congressional Consideration

  1. Status: Closed

    Comments: Please call 202/512-6100 for additional information.

    Matter: The NASA Administrator should identify and bring together in the project status report all identifiable costs and pertinent schedule and performance data, and should submit them to responsible congressional committees.


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