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October 12, 1987

Editorial

Moscow Space Forum

Who’s Where

Industry _Observer

Industry _Observer

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Editorial

Moscow Space Forum

The International Space Future Forum, hosted in Moscow Oct. 2-4 by the Soviet Academy of Science’s Space Research Institute (IKI), provided an intriguing opportunity for the expansion of international cooperative space projects. Now it remains to be seen whether key participants are visionary enough to capitalize on the opportunities opened by the meeting.
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Who’s Where

John R. Kreick appointed president of Sanders Associates, Inc., Nashua, N. H., to succeed Albert B. Wight, who plans to retire effective Jan., 1988; Dr. Kreick also appointed a vice president of Lockheed Corp. Joseph F. Trepanier named to succeed Kreick as vice president and general manager of Sanders Countermeasures Div.
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Industry _Observer

B. F. Goodrich has developed a silver Estane pneumatic de-ice boot designed for business jet aircraft. The new boot features improved color permanence and weathering resistance, and has an extended taper at the trailing edge to assist in maintaining laminar flow.
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SOVIET SPACE ADVANCES

Soviets Fly Jet-Powered Space Shuttle Testbed

In an unprecedented international forum sponsored by the Soviet Union in Moscow early this month, space officials and delegates from a multitude of countries explored the possibilities for future collaborative international activities in space.
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SOVIET SPACE ADVANCES

Soviets Planning to Launch New Module To Mir Station

Star City, Soviet Union—A new buildingblock module is being prepared for launch to the Soviet Mir space station, according to space station program officials at the Soviet’s cosmonaut training center here. The new Mir module is approximately the same size as the Kvant module that was docked to the station earlier this year, and its primary use will be as an extravehicular activity (EVA) airlock, Soviet space officials said.
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Soviets Stress Cooperative Ventures at Space Forum

Moscow—The Soviet Union is working to broaden the scope of international cooperation in its wide-ranging space program as the country strives to move ahead with an ambitious plan of scientific and manned missions over the next 10-20 years.
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Forum Participants Urge Joint Ventures During International Space Year

Moscow—A proposal for concentrated cooperation in 1992 during the proposed International Space Year (ISY) was endorsed by participants attending the recent International Space Future Forum here. A statement approved at the forum’s closing plenary session said the ISY could consist of coordinated planning during 1992 and could lead to projects extending into the 21st century.
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Soviets Developing Plans For Year-Long Mission

Moscow—The Soviet Union is preparing for a year-long orbital mission with one of its cosmonaut crews as the next step in a program designed to extend the duration of manned flights onboard the Mir space station by measured steps. The year-long flight is expected to be a follow-on to the record duration mission of cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko, who has spent more than 240 days onboard Mir.
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SOVIET SPACE ADVANCES

Glavcosmos Establishes Prices For ‘Getaway Special' Payloads

Moscow—The Soviet Union’s Glavcosmos management/marketing organization is offering to carry “getaway special” type payloads on its unmanned and manned spacecraft at a rate of about $15,000 per kilo, and it has set the price for lease of the full relay capacity on a Gorizont commercial telecommunications spacecraft at $45 million.
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Supercomputer Used At Research Center

Moscow—A large Soviet computer facility using 10 parallel processors linked to an IBM-compatible host computer has become operational at the Academy of Sciences’ Space Research Institute (IKI) here, providing one of the first supercomputer-type systems in the Soviet Union.
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