June 11, 1973

Avionics

USAF Pushes Digital Avionics for Aircraft

Special Reports: TU-144

Tu-144 Crash Poses Complex Questions

Missile Engineering

SAM-D Readied for Firing Tests

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Avionics

USAF Pushes Digital Avionics for Aircraft

Selection of standard characteristics for digital multiplexing, start of Digital Avionics Information System program planned

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Special Reports: TU-144

Tu-144 Crash Poses Complex Questions

Some observers cite flight demonstration competition between Soviet SST and Concorde in chain of events leading to crash

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Missile Engineering

SAM-D Readied for Firing Tests

Demonstration equipment moves to White Sands next month for series of launchings leading to full-scale trials in 1974

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Space Technology

Skylab Tests Men, Equipment

Electrical problems that threaten entire scientific program lead to inflight repair attempts, development of new power devices
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Skylab

Skylab Parasol: ‘6-Month Job in 6 Days'

Houston—Parasol solar shield, which the Skylab-2 astronauts successfully deployed over the orbital workshop to solve the station’s thermal problem, was designed, built and tested in a six-day emergency effort by the Technical Services Div. here at the Johnson Space Center.

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Management

Europe Seeks Key to Cooperative Efforts

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Skylab

Skylab Array Deployed in Successful EVA

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Air Transport

'Big Twin’ Viewed as Efficient Fuel User

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Air Transport

All-Cargo Aircraft Development Clouded

Miami—Demand for all-cargo aircraft by the world’s airlines continues to grow, but airfreight volume has not yet reached sufficient levels to justify the development of a new aircraft designed specifically for cargo operations. Delegates attending the recent Society of Automotive Engineers meetings here (AW&ST Apr. 30, p. 26) agreed that the need for a specialized aircraft and supporting equipment to provide a total freight transportation system will emerge sometime in the future.
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Management

DOD Personnel, Support Face Fund Cuts

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