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April 2, 1962

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Apollo Reshapes Nasa, Industry Roles

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

First Details Revealed on Centaur Rl10

MANAGEMENT

Ge to Coordinate Defense Management

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Apollo Reshapes Nasa, Industry Roles

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

First Details Revealed on Centaur Rl10

West Palm Beach, Fla.—Pratt & Whitney Aircraft RL10A-1 liquidhydrogen rocket engine, developed as the upper-stage powerplant for the NASA Centaur space vehicle, has been showing high reliabilities over a large number of test firings under simulated space conditions.

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MANAGEMENT

Ge to Coordinate Defense Management

Washington —General Electric’s newly formed Defense Programs Operation, which will integrate customer liaison, field service and resources planning for 17 semi-autonomous departments in GE’s Electronic and Flight Systems Group, is patterned after groups that provide similar services for its Electric Utility and Industrial Groups, despite the appearance that it departs from the company’s decentralization philosophy.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Mmrbm to Use New Development Plan

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AVIONICS

Usaf Explores Missile Plume Radiation

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MANAGEMENT

Franklin Engines Again Entering Market

New York—New management, starting with manufacturing facilities, engineering talent and an established company name but virtually no order backlog, is aiming at reinstating Franklin Engine Co. to its former position as one of the nation’s largest light aircraft and helicopter engine manufacturers.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Proposed Bill, White House Study Add to U. S. Air Policy Confusion

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AIR TRANSPORT

Congressional Report Challenges Merger

Possible monopoly, influence of lenders cited in House unit study of American-Eastern combine.

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EDITORIAL

Mr. Vinson's Case for the B-70

(Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara presented his case against the B-70 program in a special Pentagon press conference Mar. 15 (AW Mar. 26, p. 17). Rep. Carl Vinson (D.-Ga.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, presented his rebuttal to Mr. McNamara in a speech on the House floor Mar. 21 in the debate on the military procurement authorization bill that was passed by a vote of 403 to 0.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Kennedy Orders Geodetic Satellite Probe

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