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August 10, 1959

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Hughes Takes Cautious Space Approach

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Lycoming T55 Cleared for Airframe Use

AVIONICS

Mit Sparks Inertial Guidance Efforts

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Hughes Takes Cautious Space Approach

Culver City, Calif .—Cautious step-by-step advance into the field of space technology characterizes the research projects of Hughes Aircraft Co. Dr. Rex C. Mack, manager of advanced planning in Hughes’ Systems Development Laboratory and ex-officio coordinator of space technology, contends that premature projects and poor logic have inflated the cost of space technology programs out of proportion to the results.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Lycoming T55 Cleared for Airframe Use

Stratford, Conn.—Performance exceeding major specification guarantees was demonstrated by the new Lycoming T55 free-power turbine during its 50-hr. U. S. Air Force Preliminary Flight Rating Test, thus clearing the turbine for airframe installation.

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AVIONICS

Mit Sparks Inertial Guidance Efforts

Cambridge, Mass.—Many of the techniques and devices which spawned today’s multi-million-dollar-a-year inertial guidance industry were conceived here in an obscure, aging brick building which once housed a boot-polish factory. The facility, known as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Instrumentation Laboratory, is directed by Dr. Charles S. Draper, who also heads MIT’s Aeronautics and Astronautics Department.

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BUSINESS FLYING

French Broussard Has Good Rough Field Capabilities

Paris—French-built single-engine, all-metal, six to eight-place MH-1521 Broussard is a high-wing workhorse with twin vertical stabilizers, capable of hauling up to 1,655 lb. of freight 745 mi., and which can operate into the most primitive and small landing fields or strips.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Ozark Pegs Growth to Federal Subsidy

Midwestern airline, now starting turboprop service, sees basic role as non-competitive with trunklines.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Usaf to Test Mach 3-5 Fuel in F-104

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Letters

Mr. Maier (AW June 29, p. 98) and all other airline passengers have cause to question their safety in the jet age. As an exmilitary airline pilot, I feel reasonably well qualified to answer Mr. Maier’s question as to whether ex-military pilots with airline transition training would provide safer jet airline operation than existing airline pilots.
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Space Technology

Ge System Stabilizes Thor Nose Cone

Philadelphia—First reorientation of nose cone that began its re-entry backward and the first flight checkout of a three-axis stabilization system suitable for use in an interplanetary vehicle were accomplished during a recent firing of a Douglas-Thor intermediate range ballistic missile from the Air Force Missile Test Range, Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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MANAGEMENT

Pace Defines Views on Industry Hiring

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AMC Contracts

Wright-Patterson AFB —Following is a list of unclassified contracts for $25,000 and over as released by the Air Materiel Command: Norair Division, Northrop Corp., facilities for assembly and testing of T-38 aircraft, (PR BI-9-F-9150), $66,175.
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