EVOLVED EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE: DoD Guidance Needed to Protect Government's Interest.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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The primary purpose of the Department of Defenses DOD Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle EELV program is to develop a family of vehicles that will 1 reduce the costs of launching satellites into space and 2 at a minimum, maintain the reliability, operability, and capability levels of current launch systems. As you requested, we reviewed the EELV program, with emphasis on DODs revised acquisition approach. We specifically reviewed whether 1 DODs goal of reducing recurring space launch costs could be achieved, 2 DODS planned investment would result in commensurate benefits, and 3 there are risks that could affect the program.
- Unmanned Spacecraft