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June 1, 1959

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Integrated Support Expedites Launching

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Stl Integrates Space Probe Payloads

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Tests Simulate Nuclear Flight Environment

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Integrated Support Expedites Launching

San Diego—Handling equipment is an essential part of Atlas ICBM ground support equipment, and the transportation trailer is a key element. Identified primarily as a transportation vehicle, this unit also serves as a support tool in missile final assembly and as a bench on which functional systems of the missile are accessible for test, inspection and replacement.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Stl Integrates Space Probe Payloads

Inglewood, Calif.—Space Technology Laboratories, Inc., is continuing work on space systems begun last year with the Air Force lunar probes and the Advanced Research Projects Agency's Project Score satellite. Experiments extend through this year and are programed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Tests Simulate Nuclear Flight Environment

Dawsonville, Ga.—First U. S. testing of major subsystems for a nuclear-powered aircraft under operational conditions will begin early this month at the Georgia Nuclear Laboratory operated for the Air Force by the Georgia Division of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.

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Space Technology

Nasa Spells Out Space Biology Program

Efforts will range from Project Mercury orbits to plans for study of extraterrestrial life forms.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Panagra Antitrust Trial Reaches End

New York—Trial of the U. S. government’s antitrust case against Pan American World Airways, Pan American-Grace Airways, and W. R. Grace and Co. has just been concluded here, five vears after the suit was filed. Additional briefs will be filed by the middle of this month, and U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Murphy will not hand down his decision until later.

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AVIONICS

Systems Integration Is Usaf Hurdle

Dayton—Most formidable task facing the Air Research & Development Command today, and probably for the next decade, is the technical integration of the USAF’s many different electronic ground environments to ensure precise coordination and control of aero-space vehicles and weapons.

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MANAGEMENT

Services Battle Over Defense Missions

Washington—Three military services, their reserve abandoned in the clash for the limited defense funds and roles and missions, are outspokenly denouncing one another’s programs on a wide front. The controversy centers around these programs, as disclosed in testimony released last week by the House Appropriations Committee:
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Letters

Eastern Strike Recent inaccuracy in reporting straight facts by your staff, further agitated by off-color remarks, have led me to believe that the pilot group will automatically be at fault for many things in the years to come. This may range from charges of pilot error in accidents to failure of companies to stay out of the red ink.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Examiner Proposes Boost in Fares

Increase in trunkline rates by 12% over the level of Feb. 10, 1958, urged; low earnings rate cited.

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Space Technology

Recovery of Nova, Vega Engines Studied Under Nasa Program

Washington—Studies of possible techniques for recovering the first-stage engines and other components of the 6 million lb. thrust Nova and 359,000 lb. thrust Vega space vehicles are being conducted under the sponsorship of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
May 251959 June 81959