January 16, 1961

MANAGEMENT

Ardc-europe Stressing Space Research

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Hss-2 Combines Sub Hunter-killer Role

BUSINESS FLYING

Mooney Produces All-metal Mark 21

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MANAGEMENT

Ardc-europe Stressing Space Research

Brussels—European office of USAF’s Air Research and Development Command currently is marshaling European scientific talent to bolster over-all U. S. efforts in the realm of manned space flight. Concentrating on basic research areas that have been largely overlooked within the continental U. S. and where results can be obtained through a maximum of effort and a minimum of time, EOARDC is placing particular emphasis upon the biosciences and metallurgy within the space field.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Hss-2 Combines Sub Hunter-killer Role

Stratford, Conn.—Sikorsky HSS-2 twin-turbine helicopter has set new standards of aerodynamic and structural design, and is expected to do the same for anti-submarine warfare when it joins the U. S. fleet later this year. The big helicopter—“Hiss Two” in Navy parlance—already has flown faster than the existing world’s record for its class.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Mooney Produces All-metal Mark 21

Kerrville, Tex.—Reorganization of Mooney Aircraft Co.’s engineering and production capabilities here are geared to establishing a rapid growth rate for the business aircraft builder in tune with the business aircraft industry’s predicted development over the next decade.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Increased Potential Spurs Pluto Research

This is the fifth of a series of articles on the various applications of nuclear power to aircraft and space vehicles. Washington—Recent studies indicating much greater operational potential for ramjet-powered missiles than previously supposed are keeping Project Pluto concentrated on its original goal of proving the engineering feasibility of a U. S. nuclear ramjet engine in 1962, and have postponed development of any specific nuclear ramjet weapon system.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Probe Centers on Dc-8 Recorder

Automatic unit shows that United jet transport had a 438 kt. groundspeed when it overshot Preston fix.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Stronger Space, Missile Efforts Urged

New White House science aide asks single military program, more weapons, better management of NASA.

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AVIONICS

Discoverer Tests Samos, Midas Guidance

Los Angeles—Major guidance and control system components projected for the Air Force’s reconnaissance (Samos) and missile detection (Midas) satellites are undergoing extensive flight testing in the Discoverer test satellites. Thirteen of these vehicles orbited within the past two years are providing necessary shakedown data.

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Letters

For the Records I have been a subscriber to your magazine for several years and I have always been impressed by its complete and accurate coverage of news items concerned with aviation and space technology. However, in your recent Dec. 26 issue I was surprised to find the rather gross error made on p. 11 (“Laurels for 1960”).
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Trailblazer II Will Launch Re-entry Tests

Pasadena, Calif.—Four-stage Trail-blazer II being built here will propel small bodies into the earth’s atmosphere at velocities equal to those of low-speed meteors for studies of re-entry phenomena affecting detection, tracking, communications with and defense against ballistic missile warheads and spacecraft.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Air - India Hopes to Complete Global Route

Bombay — Air-India International hopes to win new routes to the U.S. this year to close the Tokyo-New York gap in its round-the-world route and mark the climax of an expansion program laid down more than 13 years ago. A Tokyo-California route, with a stop at either Los Angeles or San Francisco, plus a new route to link the West Coast with Air-India’s Atlantic service, would clear the carrier to operate a global service a dozen years after it began international service with flights to London.

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