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December 3, 1979

Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Editorial

Iran's Powder Keg

Departmental

Who's Where

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Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Dec. 10-12—Eastern Design Engineering Show and Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Boston. Dec. 10-13—Second International Conference on Alternative Energy Sources, Miami Beach, Fla. Dec. 10-14—Rotorcraft Regulatory Review Program, Federal Aviation Administration, Monteleone Hotel, New Orleans.
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Editorial

Iran's Powder Keg

Ayatollah Khomeini and his theocratic, virulent antiAmericanism, the “student” seizure of the American Embassy in Iran and 49 U. S. hostages, and the rising fury of the American people at their country’s humiliation are igniting the most dangerous international dynamite fuse since the Cuban crisis of 1962.
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Departmental

Who's Where

Manfred Holz named managing director of Motoren-und Turbinen-Union’s newly established commercial engine maintenance facility in Hanover, Germany, effective Dec. 12. B. H. Menke named vice president-finance for Lockheed Aircraft Service Co., a subsidiary of Lockheed Corp., Ontario, Calif.
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Departmental

Industry Observer

First flight of the European Space Agency Ariane launcher is scheduled tentatively for Dec. 15. Launch of the first of four test vehicles had been postponed originally because of problems with the ball bearing mounts for the firstand second-stage engines (AW&ST Aug. 6, p. 17).
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Departmental

Washington Roundup

Plain Talk President Carter made it plain last week that he seeks a peaceful solution to Iran’s truculence in Tehran, but his next words put Iran’s theocracy on notice that the U. S. is pursuing a solution with grim determination. President Carter called on the Iranian government to recognize the gravity of the situation “and the grave consequences which will result if harm comes to any of the hostages.”
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Space Technology

NOAA Assigned Remote Sensing Oversight

White House decision on earth-oriented space operations contemplates eventual takeover by private sector interests

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Management

Defense Budget Growth of 5.5% Scheduled

Washington—Carter Administration has given Congress a preview of a $ 157.3billion Fiscal 1981 Defense budget, representing 5.5% growth in total obligational authority. Rejected by President Carter was a Defense Dept, option for a $ 163billion budget representing 9.5% growth.
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Space Technology

Vandenberg Construction Work Scheduled

Los Angeles—Major construction work on space shuttle launch facilities at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., is expected to begin in February and include launch mount provisions for the shuttle thrust augmentation system. The construction work, which is expected to cost more than $50 million, represents the second phase in the development of shuttle launch and recovery facilities at the West Coast base.
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Management

Intraagency Conflict on Exports Aired

Washington—Senate Banking Committee’s international finance subcommittee is trying to assess clashing testimony presented to it last week by Commerce Dept, officials over whether U. S. advancedtechnology civil exports are contributing significantly to the USSR’s military buildup.

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Management

GATT Effectiveness Tied to Japanese Outlook

Washington—Robert D. Hormats, deputy U. S. special trade representative designator, will travel to Japan this week to determine if the U. S. can implement the new General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (AW&ST Apr. 30, p. 171) despite lack of a formal signature by Japan.
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