September 12, 1960

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Pioneer VI Designed for Moon Orbit

AVIONICS

Center to Control Defense Communication

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Farnborough’s Missing New Aircraft Sign of Transition

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Pioneer VI Designed for Moon Orbit

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AVIONICS

Center to Control Defense Communication

Washington—Nerve center for control and monitoring of the newly created Defense Communications System, an amalgamation of all military long-haul non-tactical communications facilities, will be constructed here next year in the Washington area by the new Defense Communications Agency (DCA).

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Farnborough’s Missing New Aircraft Sign of Transition

Farnborough—British aircraft industry appeared to be in a trough of technical transition this week at the 21st Flying Display of the Society of British Aircraft Constructors at Farnborough, The flying show was the thinnest in the postwar history of the event and the principal technical interest was found in the huge exhibition tent among the engine exhibits, models of future designs and project brochures.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Small Carriers Seek Larger Voice in Iata

More representation asked on executive committee; lower fares urged through reduced operating costs.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Faa Tests Helicopter Ifr Requirements

Atlantic City, N. J.—Establishment of rules and control procedures that will give the helicopter all-weather capability is the goal of a five-year flight test program now unfolding at Federal Aviation Agency’s research center here.

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MANAGEMENT

U.s. Defectors Aid Soviet ‘spy’ Charges

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlift Moves 5,000 to Dealer Meeting

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

British Hunt U.s. Market for Transports

Farnborough—British aircraft industry, undaunted by dwindling markets and stiffer competition, is making a bid to invade U.S. markets with a line of transport aircraft that shows no majorperformance advance over types already in service.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Douglas Designs Delta Flight Controller

Santa Monica, Calif.—Flight controller specially designed to give NASA Delta space vehicles precise orbits and trajectories, such as that of Echo I, first Delta payload, was created by prime contractor Douglas Aircraft Co. in seven months from start to delivery of the first hardware.

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EQUIPMENT

Docks Proposed as Offshore Launch Sites

Los Angeles—Surplus floating drydocks, in mothballs since the end of World War II, are being proposed to various government agencies and industry segments as sites for tracking stations, mobile missile launchers and, eventually, as pads for firing nuclear ramjet engines.

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