September 10, 1973

Avionics

Research Hikes Satcom Efficiency

Space Technology

Detailed Flight Plans for Viking Pushed

Air Transport

Industry Studies Diversification

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Avionics

Research Hikes Satcom Efficiency

Comsat Laboratories develops wide range of technologies from ‘violet’ solar cell to bandwidth compression techniques

2021

Space Technology

Detailed Flight Plans for Viking Pushed

Hampton, Va.—Selection of landing sites on Mars for the two Martin Marietta Viking spacecraft to be launched in 1975 has cleared the way for Viking Project Office personnel here at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Langley Research Center to begin specific mission planning activities.

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Air Transport

Industry Studies Diversification

CAB law judge’s decision on three carriers’ moves sparks new interest in use of holding companies, subsidiaries

1213

Aeronautical Engineering

F-14 Procurement to Cost $13.9 Million per Unit

Washington—Navy will pay a procurement cost of $13.9 million per copy for Grumman F-14A variable-geometry fighters purchased with Fiscal 1974 funds under a negotiated contract agreement. Deputy Defense Secretary William P. Clements, Jr., has asked the Senate Armed Services tactical air power subcommittee to restore $693.1 million in funds for 50 F-14As deleted earlier in the Senate (AW&ST Sept. 3, p. 11).

1213

Space Technology

Soviets Push Ocean Surveillance

Russians believed five years ahead of U. S. in deployment of such spacecraft, monitoring location of Navy vessels

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Space Technology

Rocket Unit Bearing Improves Steering

Sunnyvale, Calif.—United Technology Center is investigating a wide variety of applications, ranging from the space shuttle to consumer products, for its Techroll seal movable rocket nozzle bearing development. Company officials point to a series of 18 successful firings of motors employing Techroll seal thrust vector control systems as evidence of the soundness of the development, which they claim represents the “first major improvement in rocket steering methods in close to a decade.”

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Air Transport

Drop of Certificates Bid Deepens Carrier Mystery

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Business Flying

King Air 200 Tested Extensively

1415

Aeronautical Engineering

USAF Weighs Delivery Modes For MX Advanced ICBM Use

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Aeronautical Engineering

Helicopter Hoist Speeds Rescue Missions

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