February 13, 1961

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Pyrolytic Graphite Gains as Heat Shield

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Grumman's Orbiting Observatory Design Progresses

MANAGEMENT

Economie Impact of Arms Control Studied

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Pyrolytic Graphite Gains as Heat Shield

New York—Pyrolytic graphite and related new high temperature materials now under development are expected to prove a major factor in the successful operation of Polaris A-3 missile, advanced Samos E-6 reconnaissance satellite, Apollo, Skybolt, Nike Zeus, DynaSoar and other future missile and space vehicle systems.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Grumman's Orbiting Observatory Design Progresses

Bethpage, N. Y.—Orbiting astronomical observatory (OAO) contract is Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp.’s first return on its $ 10-million investment in space futures. The company’s entrance fee to the space competition is represented largely by technological facilities which were designed by Grumman engineers to meet the unusual problems posed in the hostile environment of space.

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MANAGEMENT

Economie Impact of Arms Control Studied

Senate group asks 440 industry companies for data; number of other Administration efforts under way.

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AVIONICS

U. S. May Orbit Ham Radio Satellites

Los Angeles—Air Force Ballistic Missile Division is considering a proposal that the first of a scries of amateur radio communications satellites be placed in orbit by a Discoverer space vehicle as early as April, 1961. The proposed series of piggyback satellites is called Project Oscar, an acronym for orbital satellites carrying amateur radios.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Single Union Favored for Flight Crews

United decision threatens engineer labor group; the airline’s flight crews will choose ALPA or FEIA.

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MANAGEMENT

Douglas Urges National Aviation Policy

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AIR TRANSPORT

Examiner Recommends Against Trunk-local Airline Competition

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Mercury Chimp Test Might Be Repeated

Washington—Decision will be made soon whether the Mercury-Redstone mission should be repeated with a chimpanzee before a man is launched on a ballistic flight, but it probably will not be announced until shortly before the MR-3 launch. President Kennedy implied last week that pilot safety is the overriding factor in manned space flight, and it is likely that his views will heavily influence the decision whether a human or primate passenger will ride MR-3.

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Soviets Launch Seven-ton Sputnik, Maintain Silence on Its Purpose

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Consumable Case Design May Add to Solid Propellant Icbm Range

Salt Lake City—Consumable case solid propellant first stage should be able to add 700 mi. to ICBM ranges for a given weight, and consumable case upper stages should add even more, according to a design study by A. N. Baxter of Space Technology Laboratories reported at the Solid Propellant Rocket Conference of the American Rocket Society.
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