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May 12, 1958

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Two Approaches Used in First Production

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

C-133 Exhibits Stability, Controllability

AVIONICS

Titan Guidance Reliable, Accurate

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Two Approaches Used in First Production

Design of the first ballistic missile re-entry vehicles has been frozen, and the re-entry bodies for Jupiter, Thor, Atlas and Titan have been ordered into production in their present configuration. As the quickest, practical way to operational nose cones, the Air Force Ballistic Missile Division has chosen the thermal absorption approach to the reentry problem.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

C-133 Exhibits Stability, Controllability

Long Beach—Refinements in design based on experience gained over the years have made Douglas C-133 turboprop transport an airplane capable of supporting, on a practical and economic day-in-day-out basis, military or commercial operations built around airlifts.

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AVIONICS

Titan Guidance Reliable, Accurate

Garden City, N. Y.—Reliability and accuracy demonstrated by inertial guidance system components developed for Titan intercontinental ballistic missile in supersonic rocket sled tests to date have prompted USAF to study its possible use in some Atlas ICBMs.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Magnetohydrodynamics: Hope for Space

Washington—Prospect of an imminent economic reward is attracting more and more U. S. firms to the relatively new and unexplored scientific field of magnetohydrodynamics The new science forms the backbone of two devices of major importance, the controlled thermonuclear reactor and the very high specific impulse engines essential for effective space vehicles.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Aer Lingus Contends with Route Growth

Dublin—Aer Lingus, the national-airline of Ireland, which built a relatively small but profitable operation on a monopoly service between Ireland and Britain, now is faced with digesting a combination of expanded routes in Europe and America and competition in its own backyard.

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FINANCIAL

Stock Transactions

Washington—Acquisition of 50,900 class A common shares of Northeast Airlines by the Atlas Corp. has been reported by the Securities and Exchange Commission. This brings Atlas’ holding to 994,126 shares. Hamilton Heard, officer and director, disposed of 2,000 class A common shares, leaving a holding of 3,000.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Ag-cat Designed as Maneuverable Duster

Calverton, N. Y.—Grumman’s rugged Ag-Cat is a highly maneuverable singleplace agricultural biplane geared to slow flight and quick turn-arounds at low altitudes. Crop duster and sprayer is designed to take powerplants in the 200-300 hp.

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AVIONICS

U. S. Explores Global Monitoring Methods

Passive techniques studied that could detect missile firings, nuclear explosions and submarine positions.

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MANAGEMENT

Tight Fiscal Rein Crimps Industry Effort

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Navy Balloon Flight Aids Space Research

Washington—Sixth manned balloon flight in Navy’s Stratolab series made significant contributions to space research last week by: Lifting a U. S. astronomer to an altitude above four-fifths of the earth’s atmosphere for the first time for studies of stellar scintillation effects of the atmosphere on astronomical seeing and other observations.

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