TITLE

GAO: NASA Fails to Budget for Delays, Cost Overruns in Delta 2 Replacement Strategy

AUTHOR(S)
Hill, Jeffrey
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Satellite News;12/1/2010, Vol. 33 Issue 48, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Market Research Report
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)'s new directive to the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) over the latter's strategy on the replacement for the Delta 2 launch vehicle. GAO found that NASA doesn't have a plan for an affordable and reliable replacement for the vehicle and urged it to retool its medium-launch transition strategy. During launch vehicle certification processes, estimates of the time and money are likely to arise.
ACCESSION #
55664232

 

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