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October 24, 1977

Avionics

Satellite Vulnerability Fixes Emphasized

Management

Discipline Urged in Budgetary Process

Air Transport

Commandos Thwart Hijackers

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Avionics

Satellite Vulnerability Fixes Emphasized

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio—Wide spectrum of advanced technology for possible use in spacecraft of the 1980s, some of it designed to meet needs peculiar to military satellites, is being developed here by Air Force System Command laboratories.

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Management

Discipline Urged in Budgetary Process

Northrop chief calls for ‘integrity’ in planning, funding, implementation to meet domestic, international challenges

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Air Transport

Commandos Thwart Hijackers

West German firmness, international cooperation pave way for rescue of 85 hostages on Lufthansa 737 in Somalia

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Management

Overhaul of Defense Dept. Procurement Debated

Washington—Defense Dept., long accused of waste in defense spending, is overhauling its procurement system to stress greater competition in contract awards and improve governmental control of cost growth, according to Dale W. Church, deputy director for acquisition policy at the directorate of Defense research and engineering.

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Space Technology

Shuttle Main Engine Problem Diagnosed

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Air Transport

Fall Traffic Figures Top Predictions

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Management

Interest in Satellite Insurance Grows

Washington—Loss of an Intelsat-4A communications satellite Sept. 29, due to failure of a General Dynamics Atlas-Centaur booster, has focused attention on the growing use of satellite launch insurance. Communications Satellite Corp. carried insurance on its share of the recent Intelsat-4A with British underwriters, arranged through Marsh & McLennan, Inc., and Britain’s C. T. Bowring & Co., Ltd., insurance brokers.
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Management

Public Satellite Effort Keyed to Services, Not Hardware

Washington—National Aeronautics and Space Administration hopes to implement a highly innovative approach to federal space communications research by advertising contracts for major required services instead of specifying the specific satellite system hardware to be procured.
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Space Technology

India, Iran Planning Satcom Launches From Space Shuttle

Washington—India and Iran plan to operate domestic communications satellite systems by the early 1980s and are negotiating with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for launches by the space shuttle. The Iranian system, involving three spacecraft designated “Zohreh,” will be managed by the Telecommunications Co. of Iran, acting as an agent of the Iranian government.
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Air Transport

Dc-9-super 80 Stretch Gets Go-ahead

McDonnell Douglas, 27 firm orders and nine options in hand, starts production, with first deliveries due in early 1980

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