Accession Number:

ADA179969

Title:

Weather Satellites: Economies Available by Converging Government Meteorological Satellites.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

There is considerable evidence to justify initiating action to converge the DMSP and TIROS systems. What has been lacking is sufficient impetus for the federal agencies involved to take such action. In the short term, planned procurement of the next set of satellites DMSP S-16 through S-20 and TIROS K, L, and M could be combined in fiscal year 1989 to start the convergence process. Long-range convergence efforts could also be initiated by integrating the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations and the Air Forces requirements for a future generation of meteorological satellites.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE