January 27, 1964

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Rich Data From Space Reduced to Meaning

AVIONICS

Altitude/identity Display to Undergo Trial

AVIONICS

Eastern’s Digital Simulator Facilitates Flight Training

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Rich Data From Space Reduced to Meaning

Greenbelt, Md.—Scientific exploration of space is now in the digesting period during which the massive amounts of data collected in the early years of space flight are being reduced to meaning. The current period is characterized primarily by the large number of theories discarded by scientists.

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AVIONICS

Altitude/identity Display to Undergo Trial

Washington—By mid-summer the next major improvement in the air traffic control system, which will automatically display for controllers the identity and altitude of aircraft equipped with new 4,096-code radar transponders, will begin trial operation at the Atlanta airport tower.

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AVIONICS

Eastern’s Digital Simulator Facilitates Flight Training

First operational reports on a digital flight simulator developed by the Link Div. of General Precision, Inc. for Eastern Air Lines’ Miami flight operations center indicate that most of the theoretical advantages associated with the change to simulation by digital techniques are proven in practice.

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SPECIAL REPORT ON THE BUDGET

Budget Reflects Belief in U.s. Arms Edge

Johnson asks $50.9 billion for defense, $100 million under last appropriation; no steady decline seen.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Electric Rocket Program Being Reshaped

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Six-month Lifetime Predicted for Pioneer

Los Angeles—NASA’s Pioneer spacecraft for interplanetary particle and field measurements, scheduled for launch in the spring of 1965 to gather data during the International Year of the Quiet Sun (IQSY), is expected to have a life of about six months and a maximum communication range of approximately 90 million mi.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Markets in West Sought for Czech Z-37

Geneva—Czechoslovakia may attempt distribution of its new Z-37 agricultural monoplane in Western countries although it is convinced that the bulk of Z-37 sales will be to Soviet-bloc countries. Series production of the singleplace aircraft, which made its first prototype flight June 30, is to begin this spring, according to Czech officials.

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AIR TRANSPORT

U.k. Treasury Criticized on Concorde Role

Failure to exercise tighter financial control cited; report urges major changes in other transport projects.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Boyd Warns of Sterner Cab Fare Policy

Domestic cargo operations, Pacific rates, fare ‘chaos’ cited among host of problems CAB intends to correct.

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Cut in Nasa Budget to $5.2 Billion Is Seen; Some Key Congressmen Resent Warnings

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