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November 17, 1969

Management

Defense Department Lists Leading 100 Contractors for Fiscal 1969

Space Technology

Resource Satellite Effort Spurred

Management

Municipal Bond Problems Pose Obstacles to Airport Funding

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Management

Defense Department Lists Leading 100 Contractors for Fiscal 1969

(100 Companies and Their Subsidiaries Listed According to Net Value of Military Prime Contract Awards) Fiscal Year 1969 (1 July 1968-30 June 1969) Thousands Percent Cumulative Rank Companies of of U. S. Percent of Dollars Total U. S. Total
7879

Space Technology

Resource Satellite Effort Spurred

Hughes picked to develop multispectral scanner for vehicle to monitor earth’s geology, geography, agriculture from orbit

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Management

Municipal Bond Problems Pose Obstacles to Airport Funding

Los Angeles—Use of municipal bonds to finance large-scale airport improvement programs needed in the near future faces severe problems, finance experts said here. The recent contraction of the market for tax-exempt bonds issued by state and local governments and agencies has already caused postponement or cancellation of several airport bond issues.

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Air Transport

Diversity Marks Air Safety Proposals

Numerous ideas at NTSB hearings underscore collision problem complexity; FAA plan for controlled airspace draws fire

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Safety

Factors in Fatigue Failure Cited

Board lists incomplete shot peening, below specification metal hardness as contributing factors in S-61L crash

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Avionics

Real-time Systems Speed Recon Pictures

Palo Alto, Calif.—Systems for relaying secure, high-resolution photographic information and other images via satellite could become an important tool of U.S. intelligence and diplomacy. Results achieved to date with operational and experimental systems also indicate the major advances that can be realized in the rapid, worldwide distribution of high-quality visual material for commercial, education and personal purposes.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Ov-10a Export Sales Drive Pushed

Production line for counter-insurgency aircraft reopens as result of West German order; USAF follow-on buy sought

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Space Technology

Soviets Suffer Setbacks in Space

Explosion of 10-million-lb.-thrust launcher cripples manned lunar program; political decisions contribute to problems

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Avionics

Comsat Role Major Block to Intelsat Pact

Washington—Future management role of Communications Satellite Corp. is now the major point of conflict in the 70-nation International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium. If this can be resolved, there appears to be a reasonable prospect that a permanent agreement, superseding the 1964 interim Intelsat arrangements, can be achieved early next year.

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Air Transport

British Airlines Face Sweeping Changes

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