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January 20, 1986

SAFETY

Accident Report Details Procedures for Traffic at Uncontrolled Airports

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

25th Shuttle Launch Will Inaugurate New Pad, Make Halley Observations

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER

China Lake Facilities Dedicated to Diverse Weapon Test Tasks

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SAFETY

Accident Report Details Procedures for Traffic at Uncontrolled Airports

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

25th Shuttle Launch Will Inaugurate New Pad, Make Halley Observations

Kennedy Space Center—Space shuttle's 25th mission set for launch Jan. 25 will inaugurate use of a second shuttle launch pad, deploy the second tracking and data relay satellite and deploy and retrieve a spacecraft that will provide information on Halley's Comet.

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NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER

China Lake Facilities Dedicated to Diverse Weapon Test Tasks

China Lake—U. S. Navy boasts a large number of facilities here dedicated to the wide-ranging and diverse activities of the Naval Weapons Center. While several of the sites have been in use for many years, many new facilities have been built and others have received upgrades in an effort to keep up with the center's tasks of weapon research, development and testing.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Beech Readying Six Starship Prototypes for Certification Tests

Wichita—First full-size Beech Aircraft Corp. Starship 1 is being readied for first flight on Feb. 17 and work on five other Beech Starship prototypes is continuing at temporary quarters in Beech's Wichita facility. The main Starship production line is being rearranged as well for more efficient work flow.

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NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER

Navy Laboratory Specializes in Antiradiation Missile Programs

China Lake—Antiradiation missile laboratory here has been a pioneer since it invented and built the first operational antiradiation missile, the Shrike, and has hardware and research programs today that are leading the field. A complete range of facilities is available to researchers to design, simulate, build, develop and flight test antiradiation missiles.

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NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER

Personnel Management Project Verifies Non-civil Service System

China Lake—Personnel demonstration project at the Naval Weapons Center here has proved that an innovative management system outside the civil service can be effective in recruiting and retaining key people by correlating pay and advancement with performance.
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Deficit Reduction Act

Sdi, Current Defense Contracts Spared in First Fiscal 1986 Budget Cuts

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SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

Cable Programers Use Satellites to Expand Consumer TV Market

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Delays in Columbia Mission Complicate Shuttle Scheduling

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NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER

Test Center Oversees Sparrow Missile Research, Contractors

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