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

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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