June 19, 1972

Editorial

Hijacking Action Urgent

Space Technology

USAF Plans Data Relay Satellite

Aeronautical Engineering

Anti-Foxbat Missiles Studied

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Editorial

Hijacking Action Urgent

The time has come for drastic and decisive action to curb the spread of aerial piracy. Indifference of too many governments and the ineffectiveness of too many airlines in dealing with crimes against the international air transport system of the world have produced a situation where criminal activities are increasing and the toll in lives and property is mounting.

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Space Technology

USAF Plans Data Relay Satellite

Development would speed information to and from advanced early warning spacecraft, eliminating ground relay points

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Aeronautical Engineering

Anti-Foxbat Missiles Studied

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Space Technology

Satellite Interceptor Interest Rise Spurred by Soviet Space Moves

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Thunderbird Crash

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Avionics

Army Seeks RPV for Laser Designator

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Space Technology

Mariner to Probe Viking Landing Sites

Pasadena, Calif.—Martian sites with a maximum possibility of harboring some form of life are being surveyed for the Viking lander program by the Mariner 9 spacecraft in its current exploration of the planet. Earlier it was widely believed in the scientific community that Mars was essentially a dead body, exhibiting little variation in structure, topography and climate, and therefore, less premium needed to be placed on Viking lander site selection because all areas would be of about equal interest.

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Space Technology

Versatile Operation Key to Mariner Success

Ability to change the Mariner 9 mission to meet changing planetary conditions or scientific interests has been a key to the success of the program. When a dust-enshrouded planet was found at orbital insertion on Nov. 13, 1971, controllers reprogramed the spacecraft to study the dust cover.
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NASA Budget

Washington—Senate last week voted National Aeronautics and Space Administration a Fiscal 1973 appropriation increasing by $24 million the $3.4 billion asked by President Nixon (AW&ST Jan. 31, p. 24). Of the $24-million total, $21 million is earmarked for NASA’s program to retrofit engines in the civil air fleet for noise reduction and $3 million for aviation safety.
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Aeronautical Engineering

SALT Pacts Face Interpretation Parleys

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