Accession Number : AD1014130


Title :   Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle: DOD Is Assessing Data on Worldwide Launch Market to Inform New Acquisition Strategy


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington United States


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1014130.pdf


Report Date : 22 Jul 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : This report addresses the following questions: (1) What is known about foreign launch capabilities, and which, if any, foreign governments rely on more than one launch provider with similar capabilities for access to space? (2) What is known about the range and types of government support that foreign launch providers receive? (3) To what extent is DOD incorporating consideration of the current and predicted national security, civil government, and commercial launches into its acquisition strategy for the EELV program?


Descriptors :   launch vehicles , government foreign , spacecraft , military satellites , acquisition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE