January 3, 1972

Editorial

Outlook for 1972

Space Technology

Soviets Glean Broad Martian Data

Space Technology

Soviet Mars Spacecraft Components Detailed

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Editorial

Outlook for 1972

The aerospace industry faces the prospect of a slightly better year in the twelve months ahead than the performance recorded during 1971. Most basic indicators show that the industry generally has bottomed out from its two-year slump and in many areas is beginning to make modest progress toward a more prosperous level.

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Space Technology

Soviets Glean Broad Martian Data

Comprehensive data on relief of the martian surface, the planet's radio emissions and photometric characteristics are being received from their Mars 2 and Mars 3 unmanned orbiters, Soviet scientists have reported. At the same time, there was some official Russian criticism of the U.S. Mariner 9 mission.
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Space Technology

Soviet Mars Spacecraft Components Detailed

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Space Technology

U.S. Readies Mars Lander Site Photo for USSR

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Air Transport

Ransom Growth Seen In Air Piracy Cases

Washington—Recent surge of air piracy is stirring airline concern that ransom may be emerging as a new motivation behind the hijacking of aircraft. A successful collection of $200,000 ransom by hijacking a Northwest Airlines Boeing 727 late last year (AW&ST Dec. 6, 1971, p. 22) was followed by a foiled attempt to collect $300,000 by commandeering one of the carrier’s Boeing 707 aircraft on Christmas Eve.
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Avionics

Compromise on Aerosat Appears Emerging

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Management

Pay Board Postpones Action on Aerospace Wages

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Avionics

Comsat Offers Aerosat Patterned On Intelsat Global Network

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Space Technology

Gas Leaks Cited as Delta Problem

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Aeronautical Engineering

Expanded Air Strike Effort Aimed At Blunting Communist Capability

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