U. S. SPACE PROGRAM: STRUGGLING TO RECOVER
U. S. Planning New Emphasis on Lightweight Satellite Systems
Monterey, Calif.—U. S. is planning a $1-billion, five-year program to demonstrate lightweight satellite technology—an ambitious effort that visualizes a first launch as early as December, 1988. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to spend about $100 million in Fiscal 1988 on the Advanced Satellite Technology Program, which will encompass the spacecraft, launchers and associated surface-based facilities, a DARPA official said here last week.
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