April 29, 1974

Missile Engineering

Prototype Site Defense Construction Set

Space Technology

Carrier Designs for Space Shuttle Orbiter Being Refined

Special Report On AWACS

GAO Presses Additional AWACS Testing

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Missile Engineering

Prototype Site Defense Construction Set

Washington—Construction of the prototype Army/McDonnell Douglas Site Defense anti-ballistic missile system on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific is due to begin this fall. Demonstration of the prototype system—which takes on added importance with the current deadlock between the U. S. and Soviet Union in efforts to reach permanent agreement on limiting offensive strategic arms—is scheduled for 1976.

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Space Technology

Carrier Designs for Space Shuttle Orbiter Being Refined

Los Angeles—Boeing Co. and Lockheed Aircraft Corp. are refining their respective design studies of the 747 and the C5A piggyback carrier aircraft for the space shuttle orbiter under contract extensions recently awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Special Report On AWACS

GAO Presses Additional AWACS Testing

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Space Technology

Lunar Samples Sifted for Genesis Rock

Houston—That elusive, sought-after piece of original 4.6-billion-year-old lunar crust may have ridden back to earth with Apollo 17, along with a batch of other rocks whose ages are filling in a 500-million-year missing piece after the formation of the moon.

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Avionics

AWACS Radar Meets Technical Hurdle

But some doubts persist as to whether it could function in a complex environment with extensive countermeasures

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Aeronautical Engineering

Variable Cycle Jet Engine Seen Next

Air Force, Navy propulsion labs work on joint technology demonstrator with bypass ratios ranging from 5:1 to 1:1

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Business Flying

Corporate Market for Big Jets Growing

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Special Report On AWACS

AWACS Focus of Controversy

E-3A has become major target with B-1 of debate on whether complete prototype testing should precede production funding

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Avionics

Tethered Balloon Used for Signal Relay

First tethered-balloon communications relay facility designed to provide civil television, telephone and radio service, is expected to go into operation this summer in South Korea. The “aerostat” facility is being supplied by Tethered Communications, Inc., (TCOM), a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric, under a $7-million turnkey-type contract.
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Air Transport

Pan Am, TWA to Push Pooling

Revenue sharing will be major issue in CAB-authorized discussions, despite rigid opposition of Justice Dept.

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