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June 25, 1984

Safety

Traffic Control Scrutinized After Midair

Commercialization of Space

Satcoms Tailor Services to Customers

Commercialization of Space

Value Added to Remotely Sensed Data

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Safety

Traffic Control Scrutinized After Midair

Ground Radio—Navigation Aids (Operational and Standby) The NDBs “Zagreb,” “Kostajnica” and “Vrlika” as well as “Zagreb” VOR were in operational condition without any failure in operation. The quoted findings were established on the basis of the following:
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Commercialization of Space

Satcoms Tailor Services to Customers

Washington—The market for U. S. domestic satellite communications is moving toward eliminating or shortening costly terrestrial connections by locating Earth stations closer to the user and toward tailoring services to customer requirements.
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Commercialization of Space

Value Added to Remotely Sensed Data

Washington—More than 40 commercial ventures are enhancing and interpreting Landsat and weather satellite data creating a multimillion-dollar industry that is continuously finding new ways to make satellite data more useful to crop market analysts, petroleum geologists and other users.

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Commercialization of Space

Unique Products, New Technology Spawn Space Business

Station commitment, federal policy, regular access via shuttle are building momentum for private endeavors

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Commercialization of Space

Prospect of Competition Jolting Intelsat Members

Washington—International Satellite Communications Organization, the first and most successful commercial space venture that was created under the auspices of the U. S. government 20 years ago, has been jolted by the prospect that the Reagan Administratiom might soon authorize U. S. satellite operators to compete in the international market.

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Commercialization of Space

3m Seeks New Materials, Processes

St. Paul, Minn.—The 3M Corp., a worldwide diversified manufacturing company with $7 billion in annual sales, has begun an aggressive long-term space research program to discover new materials and processes to lead its product development into the 21st century.
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Commercialization of Space

Getaway Specials Create New Market for Hardware

New York—Space shuttle Getaway Special payloads are generating a market for new specialized companies interested in supplying hardware and integration services to aid customers in getting their experiments into space. A key objective of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Get-away Special program is to provide industry, academics, private citizens and the U. S. government opportunities to test small-scale experiments in space at very low costs on board the space shuttle.
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Commercialization of Space

Investors Taking Cautious View of Private Programs

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Commercialization of Space

Earth Sensors Further Japan’s Efforts

Tokyo—Space remote sensing in Japan is still in a research stage, but now a series of advanced sensors are becoming available that will enable Japan to maintain a more aggressive land and ocean remote sensing program useful for commercial and government applications.
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Commercialization of Space

Orbital Sciences Offers Upper Stages

Washington—Orbital Sciences Corp., a lean, young entrepreneurial space company, has set a standard for new space enterprise by establishing a broad line of commercial upper-stage booster hardware using proven techniques and flight qualified components.
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