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January 13, 1964

MANAGEMENT

Dod Lists Biggest Research Contractors

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Dornier Is Developing Paraglider Rocket

AVIONICS

Oso 2 Instruments Will Scan Solar Disk

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MANAGEMENT

Dod Lists Biggest Research Contractors

The following tabulation by the Office of the Secretary of Defense lists 500 military prime contractors according to the net value of awards of $10,000 or more for experimental, developmental, test and research (EDTR) work during Fiscal 1963.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Dornier Is Developing Paraglider Rocket

Immenstaad, Germany—Germany’s Federal Ministry of Scientific Research has placed a development order with Domier-Werke GmbH’s Systems Div. for its paraglider-recovered sounding rocket. The company is in the final stages of research on the 1½-year-old Project 621—as it is officially designated (AW Sept. 9, p. 67)—despite being handicapped by the government’s practice of releasing funds near the end of the year for which they were appropriated.

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AVIONICS

Oso 2 Instruments Will Scan Solar Disk

Boulder, Colo.—The second in a series of orbiting solar observatories, scheduled to be launched later this winter by a Thor Delta booster from Cape Canaveral, will carry a complex group of scientific experiments capable of being scanned across the solar disk as part of a continuing examination from outside the earth’s atmosphere of solar phenomena.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Seeks to End Domestic Fare Chaos

Some Board members are concerned about dropping rates; new probe is aimed at American’s tariff plans.

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Letters

As a privileged Englishman working at Cape Canaveral I must add my voice to those who are protesting the name change to Cape Kennedy. I know that when I was back in Europe we all looked to Cape Canaveral as the rocket center of the free world much the same as one looks to Hollywood as the heart of the movie industry.
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MANAGEMENT

Pluto Cancellation Or Cutback Threatened

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AIR TRANSPORT

Boyd Sees Jet Turbulence Ban Unneeded

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EDITORIAL

New Reliability Goals

Today’s military forces must be capable of both instant and flexible response. In any surprise situation demanding the application of military force, our national leaders must know they can bring to bear the exact power level selected at the exact time desired in the exact location and environment where needed. . .
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Smooth Shift of Large Solids Effort Seen

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Space Vehicle Log

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