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July 13, 1987

CHINA’S XICHANG LAUNCH SITE

Chinese Expand Launch Facilities to Attract Satellite Customers

Air Transport

Safety Experts Cite Need for Increased Monitoring

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Europe Seeks Additional Opportunities for Microgravity Space Experiments

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CHINA’S XICHANG LAUNCH SITE

Chinese Expand Launch Facilities to Attract Satellite Customers

Xichang—The People’s Republic of China is building many new facilities at its launch site here to support a growing flight rate and lure international satellite payloads to this remote space center where rice paddies surround the launch pad.

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Air Transport

Safety Experts Cite Need for Increased Monitoring

Evanston, III.—Several proposals for monitoring airline safety emerged from a recent three-day conference at Northwestern University that addressed the effects of economic deregulation on the safe operation of aircraft. John K. Lauber, National Transportation Safety Board member, proposed establishing and monitoring a set of safety indicators, similar in concept to leading economic indicators.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Europe Seeks Additional Opportunities for Microgravity Space Experiments

Anacapri, Italy—Europe is accelerating its work on commercially oriented microgravity space flight opportunities to ease an increasingly critical lack of missions tailored for experimentation and processing in the near zero-g environment of low Earth orbit.

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AVIONICS

European Fighter Programs Spur Development of Advanced Radars

Le Bourget—The launching of new fighter aircraft programs in Europe has spurred the development of digital, multimode radars that feature high-speed programmable signal processing and advanced range-gated pulse Doppler techniques.

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SPACE INITIATIVES REPORT

Ride Panel Will Urge Lunar Base, Earth Science as New Space Goals

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Space Technology

Panel Doubts Nasa Can Hold to Space Station R&d Budget

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REMOTE SENSING

Canada Approves Development of Scaled-back Radarsat

Washington—The Canadian government gave approval June 25 to begin development of a scaled-back Radarsat remote sensing satellite for launch in 1994, following a year-long effort by Radarsat officials to reduce the program cost to an affordable level.

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Management

U. S. Credits Afghan Resistance with Thwarting Soviet Air Power

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AIR TRANSPORT

Industry Group Urges Stage 2 Phase-out, Halt to Noise Limits

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MANAGEMENT

Navy Master Plan Emphasizes Airborne Asw Systems

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