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April 5, 1982

Safety

Thrust Reduction Cited in 727 Accident

Avionics

U. S. to Launch Insat Satellite for India

Shuttle Mission 3

Flight Test Data Gained On Reentry of Columbia

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Safety

Thrust Reduction Cited in 727 Accident

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Avionics

U. S. to Launch Insat Satellite for India

Palo Alto, Calif. —Multiservice satellite to be launched for India from Kennedy Space Center Apr. 8 — 14 months later than initially planned—is the first in a series intended to provide that nation with a hitherto untried combination of domestic telecommunications and meteorological and direct broadcast television services from a single geostationary space platform.

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Shuttle Mission 3

Flight Test Data Gained On Reentry of Columbia

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Shuttle Mission 3

Space Shuttle Completes Its Third Mission

White Sands Missile Range, N. M.— Space shuttle Columbia followed a different ground track from previous missions and glided to the isolated Northrup Strip here in south-central New Mexico to cap its extended third mission in space with a successful landing on the compacted gypsum runway.
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Shuttle Mission 3

Harsh Environment Encountered On Third Flight of Shuttle

Johnson Space Center—Space shuttle orbiter successfully endured environmental extremes more severe during the third flight than it is expected to encounter in operational service. The mission was completed with sufficient reserves to have permitted Columbia to fly at least two days beyond the unscheduled extra day the spacecraft remained in orbit because of unacceptable visibility and turbulence at its prime landing site.
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Air Transport

Indonesian Airline Operating Its A300s on Full Flight Schedule

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Aeronautical Engineering

Forward-Swept-Wing Aircraft Advances

Bethpage, N. Y.—Grumman Aerospace Corp. has begun construction of the first of two full-scale X-29A forward-sweptwing technology demonstrators for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency using elements of existing aircraft to keep development time and cost to a minimum.

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Editorial

Landsat: Private or Public?

A Senate science, technology and space subcommittee hearing last week designed to throw the spotlight on some pressing public policy questions in its cognizance turned into an example instead of the kinds of troubles space science and applications is having.

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Air Transport

United Asks Boeing to Halt Work On 767s

Carrier says repeal or amendment of Safe Harbor lease laws would make financing of the aircraft ‘uneconomic’

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Missile Engineering

MX Production Runs Into Opposition

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