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August 4, 1958

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Boeing Proposes Bomarc Missile to Nato

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Military Studies Rocket Test Chamber

AVIONICS

Diode Amplifier Has Low Noise Potential

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Boeing Proposes Bomarc Missile to Nato

Geneva—Boeing Airplane Co. is making a strong bid to sell its Bomarc area-defense weapon system to European countries within the NATO framework. Military teams from France, Germane and Sweden have already been briefed completely on the missile at Boeing’s pilotless aircraft division in Seattle.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Military Studies Rocket Test Chamber

Cambridge, Mass.—National Research Corp. has completed a major design study on a 200-ft. long, high altitude, rocket engine test chamber and has incorporated the results in a formal proposal, which now is being evaluated by a major military missile agency.

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AVIONICS

Diode Amplifier Has Low Noise Potential

Murray Hill, N. J.—New type of variable reactance amplifier which uses semiconductor diodes as the active elements offers advantages of extremely low noise, simplicity, long life and low cost. Capable of operating over a broad range of frequencies and providing relatively large bandwidths, devices appear to provide significant improvements in applications ranging from commercial television receivers to microwave radars.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

B-58 to Be Tested Under New Program

Ft. Worth—Convair B-58 is moving into a new flight test program which marks a major shift in Air Force philosophy on testing new weapon systems. This new concept is designed to get new systems into operational service faster by centralizing test efforts and overlapping test programs.
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AIR TRANSPORT

American, Allison Lease Plan Establishes New Financial Pattern

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Army Explorer IV Satellite

Washington—Army’s Explorer IV, the first earth satellite designed specifically to investigate a problem discovered by earlier satellites, was reporting successfully last week on the energy and intensity of corpuscular radiation that must be considered in planning manned space flights.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

First Lunar Shot to Seek Far Side Data

Air Force probe, first of USAF-Army series, now planned for Aug. 17 ; Russian May 1 attempt fails.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Industry May Gain Renegotiation Change

Washington—Outlook is that aircraft manufacturers will achieve a key change in the existing renegotiation law—the right to appeal contested cases from the U.S. Tax Court to the U.S. Court of Appeals. However, an extension of the act for at least one year beyond the present expiration date of Dec. 31 appears certain.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Usaf Modernizes Flight Test Program

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Nasa Organization Awaits New Action

Washington — Presidential approval of legislation establishing a new National Aeronautics and Space Administration is only the beginning of the action required before the agency can move into full-scale space exploration. The President’s signature on the National Space Act approved by Congress (AW July 21, p. 18) creates the administration in name only.

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