Accession Number:

ADA346867

Title:

EVOLVED EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE: DoD Guidance Needed to Protect Government's Interest.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE