In Partnership With

January 5, 1987

AROUND-THE-WORLD FLIGHT

Voyager Flight Demonstrates Value Of All-Composite Aircraft Design

Editorial

Salute to Voyager

BALLISTIC MISSILE DEVELOPMENT

Reagan Will Pursue Rail-Based MX, Full-Scale Midgetman Development

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AROUND-THE-WORLD FLIGHT

Voyager Flight Demonstrates Value Of All-Composite Aircraft Design

Edwards AFB, Calif.—Voyager pilots Richard G. Rutan and Jeana Yeager earned a place in aviation’s record book with the completion of their nine-day, nonstop, unrefueled flight around the world—a feat that demonstrated the viability of all-composite aircraft structures under extreme conditions ranging from a takeoff with wingtip-dragging fuel loads to severe turbulence en route.
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Editorial

Salute to Voyager

For years it has been the tradition at AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY to devote this page in the first issue of the New Year to a listing of those individuals who made outstanding contributions in the field of aerospace during the preceding 12 months.

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BALLISTIC MISSILE DEVELOPMENT

Reagan Will Pursue Rail-Based MX, Full-Scale Midgetman Development

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AIR TRANSPORT

Carrier Realignment Emerges As Key 1987 Business Issue

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SDI

Defense Dept. Seeks Launcher For SDI in Supplemental Budget

Washington—Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger has forwarded to Congress a $2.8-billion supplemental Defense Dept. budget request for Fiscal 1987 that includes $110 million for research and development of a new heavy-lift launch vehicle for the Strategic Defense Initiative.
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AROUND-THE-WORLD FLIGHT

Defense Dept., NASA Aid Voyager Communications

Mojave, Calif.—Voyager was able to communicate with mission control around the world through the use of Defense Dept. and NASA systems, and flight officials said the trip would not have been possible without this help. Two basic links were used to connect Voyager pilots Richard G. Rutan and Jeana Yeager to mission control center here: ■ Direct ultrahigh frequency (UHF) satellite link to the aircraft, using a handheld antenna in the cabin pointed at the nearest satellite.
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AROUND-THE-WORLD FLIGHT

Design, Structural Materials Key to Round-the-World Flight

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airline Observer

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AIR TRANSPORT

Orders Spur McDonnell To Launch MD-11 Program

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airbus Industrie to Offer International Aero Engines SuperFan on Proposed A340

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