July 31, 1961

AVIONICS

Thin Film Solar Cell Research Advances

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Nuclear Powerplant for Moon Outlined

MANAGEMENT

Kennedy Asks More Aircraft, Missile Funds

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AVIONICS

Thin Film Solar Cell Research Advances

Los Angeles—Second generation of solar cells which could drastically reduce the cost and weight of solar panels for space vehicles and add a degree of flexibility to the design of energy conversion systems not now possible with conventional cells may be available for at least limited applications in spacecraft within the next two or three years.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Nuclear Powerplant for Moon Outlined

Washington—Concept for a compact 1-megawatt nuclear powerplant for operation on the moon, weighing less than 8 tons, has been outlined by the University of Chicago Argonne National Laboratory for the Atomic Energy Commission. Using mercury as coolant, the plant is powered by a uranium reactor theoretically able to operate continuously for two years.

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MANAGEMENT

Kennedy Asks More Aircraft, Missile Funds

$1.3 billion requested for Fiscal 1962 procurement; total defense budget is increased to $47.5 billion.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines Report Officers’ Salaries

Washington—Following is a list of airline officers’ salaries, bonuses and indirect compensation, expenses, and stockholdings for the year ending Dec. 31, 1960, as filed with the CAB. Aloha Airlines—R. F. Tongg, chairman, $13,800 salary, 201,532 shares of preferred stock;
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AIR TRANSPORT

Disagreement Spurs Foreign Policy Study

Washington—Proposed White House plans to launch a wide-scale research study of international air transportation now appear to stem from a general disagreement within industry and the government over what steps should be taken to strengthen the U. S. position in international aviation.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Kennedy Sets Commercial Satellite Policy

Washington—President Kennedy set down the ground rules last week for U.S. operation of a communications satellite system, while the National Aeronautics and Space Administration advanced the research phase by agreeing to launch two experimental satellites for the American Telephone and Telegraph Co.
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EDITORIAL

Laying It on the Line

President Kennedy’s speech to the nation last week was an address that just had to be made at this particular time. It was directed to Nikita Khrushchev as much as to the American people, and it told him loudly and clearly that there must be an end to his policy of gobbling up new communist conquests or he must face the fact of war.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Soviets Plan Special Supersonic Transport

Aeroflot chief says fresh design will be developed, contradicting speculation Bounder would be modified.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Large Solid Booster Program Under Way

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AIR TRANSPORT

North Atlantic Carriers to Retain Present Fares Despite Overcapacity

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