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July 7, 1969

Avionics

Laser Effort Swings to Applications

Aeronautical Engineering

Tu-154 Design Advances Soviet Transport Technology

Editorial

A Question of Time

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Avionics

Laser Effort Swings to Applications

Performance of devices gains emphasis as confidence grows in theory, design methods; variety of off-the-shelf units rises

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Aeronautical Engineering

Tu-154 Design Advances Soviet Transport Technology

Paris—Automatic flight control system with inertial and Doppler navigation inputs, low-speed wing devices and production finish make the Tupolev Tu-154 the most advanced Soviet transport shown in the West. Project engineers from the Tupolev design bureau who accompanied the three-turbofan transport to Le Bourget Airport for the Paris air show said the automatic flight control system is the same as that equipping the Soviet Tu-144 supersonic transport prototype.

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Editorial

A Question of Time

The fate of this nation over the next decade will hinge on whether Congress votes to proceed with the development of an anti-ballistic missile system (ABM). This is the crux of the issue now before the country. It transcends all of the comparatively trivial issues that have generated most of the public debate on this subject.

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Management

Stanford Institute Shifts Research Aims

Stanford unit to sever university tie, drop CBW research after student demonstrations; urban, social problems gain emphasis

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Space Technology

Rigid Quarantine Awaits Apollo 11 Return

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Air Transport

Europeans Join to Market 747 Equipment

Paris—Need for a new family of ground equipment to service the Boeing 747 giant jet is spawning groups of European suppliers intent on challenging a wide range of U.S. products. Two examples at the Paris air show that demonstrate the European tendency toward technical and marketing cooperation were:

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Management

Steep Soviet Missile Rise Feared

USSR could deploy 400-500 SS-9 ICBMs by 1974-75, sufficient to almost eliminate U.S. Minuteman force with a first strike

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Air Transport

Customs Plan Bypasses JFK Jam

Inbound palletized air cargo being cleared at 33 off-airport centers in experiment aimed at reducing freight congestion

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Management

Business Flow Spurs Workforce Changes

Aerospace companies are pruning technical and production labor forces in adjusting to changes in business ranging from outright contract cancellation to a drop in commercial business or delay in awards of new government programs. Eleven out of twenty-one companies surveyed by AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY have laid off 16,463 workers since Jan. 1 because of workload changes.
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Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission Profile

The U.S. will attempt to land two astronauts on the surface of the moon at 4:23 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time July 20. That landing is based on a successful launching at 9:32 a.m. EDT July 16 from the Kennedy Space Center, and subsequent arrival on schedule at the moon 73 hr. later.
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