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September 24, 1984

Space Technology

Shuttle Plan Emphasizes Earth Survey

Satellite Communications

Simulator Tests TV Broadcast Reaction

Aeronautical Engineering

Alloy Makers React to Composite Gains

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Space Technology

Shuttle Plan Emphasizes Earth Survey

Johnson Space Center—Space shuttle Mission 41-G set for launch about Oct. 5 on the orbiter Challenger is the most ambitious U. S. Earth survey manned space flight planned since the Skylab space station 10 years ago. In addition to the Earth survey mission, the nine-day flight will be the first to demonstrate space shuttle orbital tanker hardware that could be used to refuel Landsat and other spacecraft.

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Satellite Communications

Simulator Tests TV Broadcast Reaction

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Aeronautical Engineering

Alloy Makers React to Composite Gains

Farnborough—Suppliers of graphite composites are developing materials with strength-to-weight properties that are approaching those required by airframe manufacturers for primary flight structures. This is forcing aluminum producers to speed development and increase production of lighter, stronger materials.
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Air Transport

Pan American Makes Initial Payment on Airbus Aircraft

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Management

USAF Pushes Survivability of Satellites

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Space Technology

NASA Considers Asteroid Flyby for Galileo Mission

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Space Technology

Documentation is Involved in Delay of Shuttle

Quality control record discrepancies could have allowed questionable turbopump blades in orbiter main engines

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Management

Commerce Eases Export License Plan

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Air Transport

Smoke Detectors Start Conflict

Carriers that prefer household-type units to meet federal regulations find resistance from companies, associations

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Space Technology

Company Ends Electrical Tests On Telescope

Danbury, Conn.—National Aeronautics and Space Administration Hubble Space Telescope optical telescope assembly is in final electrical checkout at Perkin-Elmer Corp. here following recent completion of the assembly’s structural fabrication.

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