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April 5, 1965

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Exceptional Systems Performance Cited

BUSINESS FLYING

Aircraft Filling Role as Business Tool

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Gt-3 Proves Extended Flights Feasible

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Exceptional Systems Performance Cited

Cocoa Beach, Fla.—Performance of all systems aboard the Gemini-3 spacecraft was exceptional, according to both the pilots and Gemini program officials of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Problems did occur in a few on-board systems during the Mar. 23 threeorbit flight of USAF Maj. Virgil I. Grissom and Navy Lt.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Aircraft Filling Role as Business Tool

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Gt-3 Proves Extended Flights Feasible

Cocoa Beach, Fla.—Preparation for the second manned Gemini mission, Gemini-4, scheduled for late May or early June, is following fast on the heels of the successful first manned Gemini flight Mar. 23. Last week at Cape Kennedy’s Complex 19, NASA erected both stages of the USAF/Martin Co.

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SAFETY

Altimeter Setting Error Cited on Comet

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MANAGEMENT

Sweden Maintains A37 Program Funding

Stockholm—Preparation and formal submission of OeB ’65, Sweden’s advanced military plan encompassing all defense matters for the Fiscal Years 1968-71, is expected to involve no drastic changes in the nation’s defense policy. Expenditures necessary for bringing the first phase of System 37 to fruition on schedule—the production and deployment of the AJ37 attack version of the Saab Viggen by 1970—will probably be provided.

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AIR TRANSPORT

High Reliability Marks 727’s Initial Year

Utilization averages 7 hr. daily; problems less severe than with earlier jet transports in introductory cycle.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Ranger 9 Data Ipromises Basic Insights on Lunar Surface

Pasadena, Calif.—Preliminary analysis of Ranger 9’s 5,814 lunar photographs indicates that it returned the greatest quantity of scientific data of any of the three successful Rangers in the moon topographic exploration project concluded with the flight of Ranger 9 which impacted Mar. 24 (AW&ST Mar. 29, p. 26).

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

90-day Orbital Test of Snap 1oa Planned

Los Angeles—First orbital test of the Snap 10A reactor and associated thermoelectric converter for primary power source was scheduled to begin last week with a launch from Vandenberg AFB. The test is a joint Atomic Energy Commission/Air Force effort under the Snapshot program.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Space Plans Gain Congress’ Confidence

Washington—Congressional confidence in the U.S. space program has grown to the point where the lawmakers can view Russian spectaculars with relative calm. This was the central finding of a recent AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY survey of a cross-section of senators and representatives who have the most influence in providing money for civilian and military space programs.

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EDITORIAL

Lemay's Warning

(In his first public statement since his retirement as Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. Curtis E. Le May cautioned the National Security Industrial Assn, of a growing conservatism in procurement of new weapons systems. He pointed out that this conservatism is caused by fears that more aggressive procurement policies would upset the economy and cause the cold war to continue in a never-ending spiral.
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