October 21, 1963

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Ac-2 Flight Will Test Centaur Program

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Viggen to Be Core of Swedish Air Force

AVIONICS

Apollo Communications Details Disclosed

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Ac-2 Flight Will Test Centaur Program

Cleveland—Effectiveness of NASA’s new Centaur program management will get its first test shortly with the flight of the AC-2 development vehicle. Since taking over Centaur project management from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center one year ago, scientists and engineers here at NASA’s Lewis Research Center have made several changes in the program.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Viggen to Be Core of Swedish Air Force

Stockholm—Swedish Air Force plans to replace all present first-line combat and reconnaissance aircraft with the Saab 37 Viggen by the mid-1970s, and increase its reliance on a variety of missile systems. First aircraft scheduled for phase-out in favor of the Viggen is the Saab A32 Lansen strike fighter, all of which will be retired by 1970.

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AVIONICS

Apollo Communications Details Disclosed

Miami Beach—First details on the Apollo telecommunications system, the most complex spacecraft inter-intra-communications system yet developed, were reported here during the recent National Space Electronics Symposium. The increased complexity results from the variety of communication functions which the system must provide.

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MANAGEMENT

Mcclellan to Press Korth Conflict Probe

Carrier issue disputed as cause of Navy secretary’s sudden resignation; other financial dealings eyed.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Cx-4 Concept Has Swing-nose, Aft Ramp

Los Angeles—Douglas Aircraft Co.’s concept of the proposed CX-4 heavy logistics transport calls for a six-engine airplane with a swing nose and aft ramp, permitting simultaneous loading or unloading at both points. Once viewed primarily as a replacement aircraft (for the Douglas C-133), the CX-4 design’s basic mission now is conceived as providing airlift capability for speedy global deployment of U.S.-based Army troops and equipment.

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AIR TRANSPORT

U.s. Carriers Support Sst Development

Four airlines indicate intentions to buy 29 supersonic transports; Boyd warns Senate unit of pitfalls.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Soviet Lunar Plans Helping Nasa Cause

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Letters

West Ford I have just read your article on the West Ford experiment in today’s (Sept. 30, p. 95) issue of AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY. Early paragraphs in the article read as follows: “Peak transmission rates were attained only during the early days which followed formation of the orbiting dipole belt.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Pakistan Route Could Link U. S., Russia

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AIR TRANSPORT

Local Service Airlines Protest Adverse Report, Cut in Subsidies

Washington—Local service airlines last week fired back at the critical analysis of the industry prepared last summer by the Civil Aeronautics Board for the White House (AW Aug. 19, p. 38). They called the study a “budgetary-chop in the dark.”
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