Medium Launch Transition Strategy Leverages Ongoing Investments but Is Not Without Risk

November 2010
GAO Reports;11/22/2010, preceding p1
Government Document
The article presents a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in the U.S. on the launch services program (LSP) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It notes that the program aims to address risks and ensures the success of the last planned Delta II launched missions. It adds that NASA also plans to leverage ongoing investments to develop a new medium launch capability for science missions that concords with the cost and performance range of Delta.


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