February 26, 1973

Aeronautical Engineering

S-3a Production Pace Accelerated

Aeronautical Engineering

Armament Center Plays Key Rpv Role

Management

Shift Forced in Military Priorities

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Aeronautical Engineering

S-3a Production Pace Accelerated

Navy/Lockheed Viking anti-submarine warfare aircraft passes third milestone; scheduled to enter service next February

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Aeronautical Engineering

Armament Center Plays Key Rpv Role

Eglin AFB, Fla.—USAF Armament Development and Test Center’s (ADTC) role in expanding non-nuclear munitions may be a catalyst in the evolution of remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs) (AW&ST Jan. 22, p. 38). The standoff capability of launching munitions, pinpoint accuracy through various guidance systems and a new mission in developing air-to-air missiles have all contributed to ADTC advances in armaments.

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Management

Shift Forced in Military Priorities

Post-Viet era, tightened budgets, weakening dollar presage mission curtailments, transfers of roles among the services

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Space Technology

Pioneer Disproves Asteroid Belt Hazards

Washington—Successful passage through the Asteroid Belt by Pioneer 10 shows that the interplanetary debris between Mars and Jupiter does not pose a hazard to spacecraft on missions to the outer planets and beyond. Other data from Pioneer 10 during the first 11 months of its journey to Jupiter also have surprised project scientists, who have to analyze much of the information received before they can attempt firm conclusions.

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personal business

Will It Be Chains and Bolts, Electric Eyes—or Muscle?

It was 8:55 p.m., a Friday. The stranger had cased the house and seen its owners depart at 8:40, the man wearing a black coat, and his wife, a long skirt, indicating they would not be right back. The stranger slipped to the rear patio windows.
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Space Technology

Lunar Sample Dating Uncovers Surprises

First dating results and inspection of the Apollo 17 samples have produced surprises in the age of formation of the orange glass found at Shorty crater and the lack of a distinct material that can be identified at this point as the moon’s dark mantle, the black-dust layer that photographs show blanketing the landing site.

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INSURANCE

Keeping Home Coverage Up to Snuff

The bank mails a checking-account statement every month. The dentist’s nurse sends a reminder for a check-up twice a year. The IRS makes April a month to remember with its Form 1040. But the average homeowner’s insurance policy rarely gets attention more than once in three years—when the agent calls to renew it.
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Space Technology

Lightweight Version of Shuttle Proposed

Houston—Lightweight version of the space shuttle, with a gross liftoff weight of slightly over 4.1 million lb., has emerged as the latest baseline configuration Rockwell International’s North American Aerospace Group is proposing to National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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FAMILY

A Kid’s Allowance: the Start of Money Management

“Dad, may I have $3 for the movies?” With Dads who remember when movies were not only X-free but cost just 50 cents, such pleas for cash are putting a brittle edge on many a father-son relationship. Mothers, too, with 1973 prices jarring their nerves, grumble over an escalating commercialism that “shovel the walk” or “help with the dishes” seems to inspire in their youngsters.
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Editorial

A Most Important Task

. . . Our most important task in the Dept. of Defense is to maintain an effective force for deterrence of all-out nuclear war. We must provide an adequate margin of safety here, because to fail to deter would be a disaster for the world. Our forces have successfully deterred nuclear war.
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