June 9, 1986

Editorial

NASA After Challenger

SHUTTLE 51-L LOSS

Rogers Commission Report Cites NASA Management Deficiencies

SHUTTLE 51-L LOSS

NASA’s Fiscal 1987 Budget Continues in Disarray

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Editorial

NASA After Challenger

The Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident has submitted its final report on the Shuttle Mission 51-L loss to President Reagan. The detailed narrative format differs from that normally used for such reports and a full assessment of the package requires the same thorough approach the commission followed in collecting its evidence.

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SHUTTLE 51-L LOSS

Rogers Commission Report Cites NASA Management Deficiencies

Washington—The final report of the presidential commission investigating the Mission 51-L space shuttle accident cites National Aeronautics and Space Administration management deficiencies as a primary contributing cause of the solid rocket booster failure that triggered loss of the orbiter Challenger and its seven crew-members Jan. 28.

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SHUTTLE 51-L LOSS

NASA’s Fiscal 1987 Budget Continues in Disarray

Washington—National Aeronautics and Space Administration Fiscal 1987 budget remains in disarray four months after the orbiter Challenger accident, and NASA general manager Philip Culbertson told AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY last week that the agency will be unable to provide specific budget requirements to Congress until a new shuttle manifest is ready.
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SHUTTLE 51-L LOSS

Tests Fail to Verify Assembly Mishandling As Factor in Shuttle Challenger Accident

Kennedy Space Center—A failure investigation that centers on the mishandling of solid rocket booster segments during assembly as a factor in the Challenger Mission 51-L disaster could not be verified after another set of solid rocket boosters was disassembled here.

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SHUTTLE 51-L LOSS

TDRS Salvage Effort

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SHUTTLE 51-L LOSS

Solid Rocket Motor Segment Damaged in Shipment

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Space Technology

Investigators Reassemble 80% of Titan Booster

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Morton Thiokol Reorganizes Wasatch Div.

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SHUTTLE 51-L LOSS

NASA to Replace TDRS Destroyed With Challenger

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Space Technology

Ariane V18 Failure Strains Western Launch Capacity

Evry, France—Loss of Ariane VI8 with its Intelsat 5 F14 payload has put Europe’s plans for a rapid pace of missions in 1986-87 on hold and compounds the strain on Western launch capacity, which already had reached critical proportions following the recent U. S. failures of space shuttle, Delta and Titan 34D vehicles.

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