Geostationary weather satellites: progress made, but weaknesses in scheduling, contingency planning, and communicating with users need to be addressed : report to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives.

Geostationary weather satellites: progress made, but weaknesses in scheduling, contingency planning, and communicating with users need to be addressed : report to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives.

by U.S. Government Accountability Office

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Overview

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NOAA, with the aid of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is procuring the next generation of geostationary weather satellites. The GOES-R series is to replace the current series of satellites (called GOES-13, -14, and -15), which will likely begin to reach the end of their useful lives in 2015. This new series is considered critical to the United States' ability to maintain the continuity of satellite data required for weather forecasting through 2036.
GAO was asked to evaluate GOES-R. GAO's objectives were to (1) assess GOES-R progress and efforts to address key cost and schedule risks; (2) evaluate efforts to manage changes in requirements and whether any significant changes have recently occurred; and (3) evaluate the adequacy of GOES-R contingency plans. To do so, GAO analyzed program and contractor data, compared GOES-R schedules, requirements changes, and contingency plans to best practices by leading organizations, and interviewed officials at NOAA, NASA, and at other federal agencies that rely on GOES.
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974189342
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/03/2017
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.13(d)

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