April 6, 1981

Countdown for Space Shuttle

Countdown for Space Shuttle

Columbia Ready for First Flight

Countdown for Space Shuttle

Velocity, Altitude Regimes to Push Computer Limits

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Countdown for Space Shuttle

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Countdown for Space Shuttle

Columbia Ready for First Flight

First step in the eventual space transportation system to be taken with liftoff from Kennedy launch complex

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Countdown for Space Shuttle

Velocity, Altitude Regimes to Push Computer Limits

Washington—Space shuttle’s flight through velocity and altitude regimes never before traversed by a winged vehicle will press the spacecraft’s on-board computer complex to its design limit. About 75% of the spacecraft’s computational capability will be committed during launch and reentry, leaving few growth options for computer capability in these flight phases for the foreseeable future.
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Management

Navy F-18 Project Leads Defense Dept Cost Rises

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Air Transport

Forecasting Improvement Urged

Study finds lack of improvement in weather predictions could be costing carriers as much as $1 billion a year

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Countdown for Space Shuttle

Shuttle Contingency Plans Made at West Coast Sites

Fleet of military helicopters, aircraft and crash and rescue vehicles will be poised at the Edwards AFB, Calif., lakebed runway complex during the space shuttle landing to support a variety of contingencies ranging from a minor landing mishap to crew ejection or crash of the orbiter in a remote area of the desert base.

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Avionics

Multibeam System Provides Power Gain

Yonkers, N. Y.—Multibeam electronic countermeasures transmitter, developed by Loral Electronic Systems here in a company-funded program, is being integrated into an airborne system applicable to a variety of strategic and tactical aircraft.

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Air Transport

New Administration Backs Airport Defederalization

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Missile Engineering

Mx Basing Impact Report Criticized

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Management

Electric Boat Hits Submarine Decision

Washington—Navy’s decision to deny construction of the three latest SSN-688-class attack submarines to Electric Boat grew out of an unfair assessment of building problems that ignored much of the Navy’s participation in delivery delays, according to Electric Boat’s general manager.

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