October 8, 1973

Special Report: Venus/Mercury Mission

Mission Dictates New Mariner Features

Management

Sen. Jackson Warns on Detente Pitfalls

Air Transport

Alaska Airlines Strives to Regain Market

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Special Report: Venus/Mercury Mission

Mission Dictates New Mariner Features

Kent, Wash.—Mariner Venus/Mercury spacecraft utilizes the basic spacecraft structures and subsystem technologies developed for earlier Mariner planetary missions, but it embodies special features dictated by Venus/Mercury mission science objectives, orbital parameters and the inner solar system environment in which it must function.

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Management

Sen. Jackson Warns on Detente Pitfalls

(Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D.Wash.), one of the nation's leading students of the problems of na tional security, recently opened the Senate debate on the Fiscal 1974 defense authorization bill with a speech linking the defense needs of the nation to the political and diplomatic goals of the so-called detente between the U S. and USSR.
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Air Transport

Alaska Airlines Strives to Regain Market

Seattle—Alaska Airlines is counting on resumption of the oil pipeline activity and its campaign to win back Alaskan customers to stimulate its business and continue the carrier’s recovery from critical financial problems. While the airline still is seeking additional financing, its improved condition this year has relieved some of the pressure for the carrier may be succeeding in shedding gruntled Alaskans had bestowed upon it.

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Special Report: Venus/Mercury Mission

Mariner ’73 Science Yield Could Be Best Ever

Pasadena, Calif.—National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Mariner Venus/Mercury mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 3 to take advantage of the last dual planet opportunity until 1981, has the potential of being the highest yield per cost interplanetary scientific mission ever flown by the space agency.

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Avionics

Pushbuttons Move Into Business Aircraft

Dallas—Microcircuit technology that has revolutionized the size, weight and reliability of airborne avionics equipment is now literally changing the face of new product offerings for business aircraft. Backed by microcircuit logic, memory and conversion elements, panels of pushbuttons or spring-loaded slew switches are combining with solid-state digital readouts to take on new functions in comprehensive navigation/communications control units, replacing the knobs, shafts and gear trains of the past.

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Business Flying

Sales Surge Highlighted at Nbaa Meeting

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Special Report: Venus/Mercury Mission

Mariner Experiments to Give First Details of Planetary Phenomena

Pasadena, Calif.—Experiment payload for the Mariner Venus/Mercury dual planet flyby mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 3, will give astronomers their first detailed look at the ultraviolet phenomenon in the Venus cloud cover, high resolution pictures of the Mercury surface and a wide range of interplanetary scientific data that should add to their understanding of the inner regions of the solar system.
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Business Flying

Business Aircraft Security Tightened

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Special Report: Venus/Mercury Mission

Venus/mercury Program Meets Cost Goals

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Air Transport

Carriers Warned of Fuel Cuts

Two suppliers notify airlines deliveries in fourth quarter at many airports will be below amounts that were ordered

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