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February 28, 1983

Editorial

Valedictory for the 727

Aeronautical Engineering

Draft Issued on Support Aircraft

Space Technology

Landsat Loses Thematic Mapper Transmitter

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Editorial

Valedictory for the 727

Boeing plans to halt production next year of its 727 transport with delivery of the 1,832nd airplane. That fact is worth a reflection or two about what the 727 meant to the airline business and what its passing from the assembly line says about the state of that business today.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Draft Issued on Support Aircraft

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Space Technology

Landsat Loses Thematic Mapper Transmitter

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Management

Export Licenses Denied for Libyan Transports

Washington—Commerce Dept. has denied Boeing Commercial Airplane Co.’s request for export licenses to sell 12 transport aircraft to Libyan Arab Airlines, Libya’s national air carrier (AW&ST Jan. 10, p. 30). Boeing said it would not pursue the matter further now but voiced hope that U. S./Libyan relations would one day improve, permitting the company to resume sales “to our long-time customer, Libyan Arab Airlines.”
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Space Technology

Shuttle Engine Problems Spark Broad Review

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Rocket Engine Contract

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Space Technology

Rocketdyne Evaluating Test Procedures

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Space Technology

Shuttle Schedule Recovery Plan Approved

Kennedy Space Center—The major space shuttle processing contractors and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have developed a recovery plan for the seventh through tenth shuttle launches designed to put the program back on schedule for the ninth mission, Spacelab, and the tenth, a Defense Dept. payload.
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Space Technology

IRAS Gaining Longer Life in Space

Chilton, England—Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) will gain an additional 70-100 days of operational life because of a lower-than-expected boil-off rate of the liquid helium used to cool the spacecraft’s infrared detectors. The trinational science team directing the project is considering additional experimental work that the spacecraft can perform.

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Space Technology

British Laboratory Scans IRAS Data

Chilton, England—Data received from the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) are scanned here at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory for unusual areas or areas that might warrant detailed study before being sent to Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif, for detailed analysis.
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