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September 17, 1979

Editorial

A Second Warning—2

Aeronautical Engineering

B-1 Proposed as Core Aircraft

Missile Engineering

MX Flexibility Allows Doubling Shelters

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Editorial

A Second Warning—2

More fighting in Iran is a reminder of how fragile the supply of imported oil is for the U. S. The military, which would have a priority claim on domestic oil in case of war, is facing a price pinch in peacetime even with Iranian crude back partly on stream.
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Aeronautical Engineering

B-1 Proposed as Core Aircraft

Rockwell urges restarting canceled bomber production line to produce cruise missile carrier, other military aircraft

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Missile Engineering

MX Flexibility Allows Doubling Shelters

Washington—MX intercontinental ballistic missile mobile basing scheme flexibility is such that the proposed 4,600 shelters could be more than doubled if the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty 2 is not ratified or if the Soviet Union expands its ICBM arsenal, with or without a treaty, the Defense Dept, said last week.

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Management

Dismissed Boeing Engineer Intends Lawsuit

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Aeronautical Engineering

Multirole Strategic Aircraft Proposed

1819

Space Technology

Teal Ruby Launch Delay Recommended

Los Angeles—Memo to the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Organization (SAMSO) formally recommending that launch of the space test program (STP) P80-1 satellite with the Teal Ruby mosaic focal plane array sensor be delayed for nearly one year was prepared by Rockwell International Space Systems Group last week.

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Space Technology

Pioneer's Brush with Disaster Detailed

Moffett Field, Calif. —Pioneer 11, now speeding through interplanetary space toward infinity, barely averted disaster two weeks ago as it closed toward its point of closest approach to the ringed planet Saturn. The rich harvest of data from the Pioneer Saturn flyby could have been cut short by a collision with a sizable but unseen and uncharted body about 23 min. after the spacecraft’s inbound crossing of the Saturn ring plane.

2223

Space Technology

Administration Backs Shuttle Fund Rise

Washington—President Jimmy Carter’s Administration will support a National Aeronautics and Space Administration request for at least an extra $200 million in Fiscal 1980 and an additional $300-$500 million in Fiscal 1981 to maintain the space shuttle schedule.

2223

Space Technology

SMS 2 Tracks Hurricane Frederic

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Management

Nationwide Strike Hits British Industry

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