September 15, 1986

Editorial

Farnborough Reflections

STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE

SDI Delta Space Experiment To Aid Kill-Vehicle Design

STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE

Delta 180 Launch Opens Way For Increased Use of Expendables

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Editorial

Farnborough Reflections

A retrospective of the 1986 Farnborough air show conjures images of contrast and controversy set against a backdrop of serious—at times frenetic—business activity that was balanced nicely with a fair share of lighter moments. The generally upbeat tone of this year’s exposition was firmly established by the midway point of the show.

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STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE

SDI Delta Space Experiment To Aid Kill-Vehicle Design

Cape Canaveral—Strategic Defense Initiative’s space experiment Sept. 5, which culminated in destruction of an orbiting Delta rocket stage, has provided data critical to the design of small kinetic energy weapons that could destroy Soviet ballistic missiles during launch, before release of their multiple warheads.

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STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE

Delta 180 Launch Opens Way For Increased Use of Expendables

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STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE

Japan’s SDI Participation

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STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE

Boeing Wins Contract

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STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE

White House Assesses Reports of Soviet Asat Laser Facilities

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Missile Engineering

Navy Prepares to Request Proposals For Interdiction System Evaluation

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Missile Engineering

Navy Threatens to Terminate Guided Bomb Contract

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Business Flying

FanStar Business Aircraft Completes First Flight

Mojave, Calif.—American Aviation Industries completed a 35-min. first flight Sept. 5 of its FanStar business aircraft from General Electric’s flight test center here. The FanStar, an upgraded version of the Lockheed JetStar, reached 10,000 ft. and a maximum speed of 200 kt. during the flight.
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Space Technology

NASA Attempting to Revitalize U. S. Space Station Effort

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