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September 11, 1967

Avionics

Views Mixed on High-power Generation for Spacecraft

Avionics

Deadline Nears for Role in Esro Comsat

Fire Safety Emphasized in Manned Test

Hazards of 1,000-day Space Flight Cited

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Avionics

Views Mixed on High-power Generation for Spacecraft

Foggy mission outlook spurs divergence on type of nuclear system required for late 1970s to supply tens of kilowatts

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Avionics

Deadline Nears for Role in Esro Comsat

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Fire Safety Emphasized in Manned Test

Hazards of 1,000-day Space Flight Cited

Blacksburg, Va.—Extremely long periods of ground simulation and experiments in space with animals will be necessary before man can undertake a 1,000-day journey to a near planet like Mars, according to experts at a recent bioastronautics conference here.

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Missile Engineering

Crucial Testing Phase Nears for Phoenix

Flight evaluation of multiple-launch capability may be started early next year; F-111B program future could hinge on results

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Business Flying

B.206s U. S. Sales Bid Keyed to Service

Baltimore—Beagle Aviation, Ltd., British general and business aircraft manufacturer, is counting on strong after-sales service organization and facilities to help its twin-engine B.206S break into the North American market. Currently on a three-month tour of the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, the B.206S is probably the first piston-powered light twin of British design to have a reasonable chance of succeeding in the U.S.

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Management

Soviet Educator Urges Engineer Rewards

Moscow—A leading Soviet aviation educator has recommended that Russian aeronautical engineers be encouraged to excel as individuals, rather than work as faceless members of a collective, and that they receive substantial material rewards for personal accomplishments.
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Avionics

New Avionic Products

Model MA-82X15 solid-state local oscillator, consisting of one transistor and diode, is designed for use in X-band radar systems. It operates in the 9.2-gc. frequency range with a 10-mw. minimum power output, 20 mw. being typical. The oscillator is mechanically and electrically tunable with a tuning range of ±25 mc. and ±50 mc.
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Air Transport

Conflict Over 737 Crew Size Intensifies

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Space Technology

Manned Lunar Simulator Test Completed

Sunnyvale, Calif.—Successful five-day manned altitude test has advanced a Lockheed Missile and Space Co. effort to develop an early space station life support system and achieve high-fidelity simulation of the lunar surface environment.

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Air Transport

Boeing Moves Delivery of First 727-200 to December

Seattle, Wash.—Flight test and certification program to qualify a 20-ft.-longer version of the Boeing 727, designated the Model 200, for airline service is expected to be finished by mid-December. Preliminary results indicate that actual performance will match well with predictions.

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