June 27, 1960

MANAGEMENT

Vega Study Shows Early Nasa Problems

AIR TRANSPORT

1960 Atlantic Travel May Near 2 Million

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Extra Power Increases Saturn Reliability

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MANAGEMENT

Vega Study Shows Early Nasa Problems

Washington—The 11 month history of the Vega space vehicle program provides a management case study of the early problems National Aeronautics and Space Administration faced in establishing the national space booster program and of the agency’s mixed success in meeting them.

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AIR TRANSPORT

1960 Atlantic Travel May Near 2 Million

New York—Air passenger traffic on the North Atlantic may approach the two million mark in 1960, an AVIATION WEEK survey discloses. On the basis of results to date and advance bookings, the carriers are estimating increases which would raise the 1959 scheduled passenger total by 30% to about 1,777,500.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Extra Power Increases Saturn Reliability

Washington—National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Saturn booster engine system will have an estimated 97% chance of completing its mission because of the spare engine power designed into its eight-engine cluster. With the “engine-out” design approach used on Saturn, the booster has, in effect, a spare engine.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airline Officers Salaries Filed with Cab

Washington—Following is a list of local service airline officers’ and directors’ salaries, bonuses and indirect compensation, expenses and stock holdings for the year ending Dec. 31, 1959, as reported to the Civil Aeronautics Board.
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AVIONICS

Usaf Reorganizes Avionic Management

Bedford, Mass.—Air Research & Development Command’s newly formed Command & Control Development Division (CCDD), commonly referred to as “C-squared, D-squared,” which will guide the development of USAF’s complex electronic support systems, is taking form here at Hanscom Field near Boston, Mass.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Ba-7 Features Good Stability, Control

San Diego—Commercial interest has developed in the Andreasson BA-7, an example of one of the privately built aircraft for which increasing numbers of applications are being made for Federal Aviation Agency Experimental Airworthiness Certificates.

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Space Technology

Transit Applies Dual Satellite Technique

Smaller sphere separated from navigation test vehicle; wide use of new method seen in space program.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Scientists Study Space Pilot Automation

Brooks AFB, Tex.—Industry must develop complex mechanisms that can be implanted in astronaut’s bodies to help them to automatically adapt to radically new environments if prolonged manned space flights are to be feasible, observers attending a recent aeromedical research symposium at USAF’s Aerospace Medical Center here were told.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Capital Bids to Hold Stockholder Support

Airline urges shareholders to rebuff employe group; continuing cash drain hampers struggle for recovery.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Navy Plans to Install Asroc on 150 Ships

Key West, Fla.—Navy is completing fleet test of its Asroc rocket-boosted anti-submarine weapon system and plans to install the system on 150 cruisers and destroyers over the next several years. Coupled with a sonar detection system, Asroc weapon is fired from surface ships with a solid propellant booster.

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