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September 5, 1966

SAFETY

Runway Condition Cited in 707 Accident

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Sats Operation Found Similar to Carrier

FARNBOROUGH PREVIEW

British Aerospace Industry Facing 1970s Uncertainty

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SAFETY

Runway Condition Cited in 707 Accident

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Sats Operation Found Similar to Carrier

Lakehurst, N. J.—U.S. Navy’s carrier flying procedures and supporting equipment could exert strong influence on flight training programs of other air forces if there is widespread acceptance of the short-airfield-for-tactical-support (SATS) airbase concept.

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FARNBOROUGH PREVIEW

British Aerospace Industry Facing 1970s Uncertainty

Lack of approval for major projects after 1971 spurs management concern despite short-term profits.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Lockheed Plans Alternate Sst Version for Domestic Use

Burbank, Calif.—Lockheed-California Co. will stay with its basic L-2000-7 international supersonic transport design with a constant-fuselage cross section and five-abreast seating but will propose an alternate aircraft for domestic service.

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Ge’s Plasma Engine Nears Flight Testing

Valley Forge, Pa.—Scientists at General Electric's Space Sciences Laboratory have brought plasma rocket engines closer to operational application faster than anticipated. They have achieved efficiencies of 67% at a specific impulse of 5,000 sec. with a pulsed plasma accelerator.

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FARNBOROUGH PREVIEW

Dissensions Peril U.k. Consortium Plans

Geneva—Future of consortium agreements between the United Kingdom and European nations still remains uncertain despite the compromise pact on the European Launcher Development Organization (ELDO) (AW&ST July 25, p. 117) and the progress of the Concorde supersonic transport program (AW&ST July 25, p. 65).

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Micrometeorite Data Challenges Theories

Albany, N. Y.—Craters unlike any seen in hyperballistic impact studies on earth have been found in a preliminary inspection of micrometeorite panels recovered from Gemini 9A. In addition, Gemini 9A experiments indicate a higher micrometeorite flux and a greater concentration of dust around the earth than can be explained by current theories.

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AVIONICS

Elliott Presses for Heads-up Display Sales

London—International drive to spur airline operator interest in pilots’ heads-up display for Category 2 transport uses will start this week by Elliott-Automation, Ltd., backed by new developments in miniaturization and by extensive feedbacks from military and research flying.

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AVIONICS

Apollo Atmosphere Entry Control Critical

Guidance must bring spacecraft into small corridor for a ‘ballistic lob’ to dissipate speed for descent.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Sst Flyoff Hinges on Coming Evaluation

FAA this week begins to analyze proposals; cost seen as major block to building different prototypes.

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