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July 11, 1988

HEADLINE NEWS

Soviet Cosmonauts On Mir Fail to Repair Science Instrument

HEADLINE NEWS

NASA Studies Unmanned Space Shuttle Missions

HEADLINE NEWS

Canada May Require More Than 100 EH-101s For Military, Civil Roles

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HEADLINE NEWS

Soviet Cosmonauts On Mir Fail to Repair Science Instrument

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HEADLINE NEWS

NASA Studies Unmanned Space Shuttle Missions

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HEADLINE NEWS

Canada May Require More Than 100 EH-101s For Military, Civil Roles

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HEADLINE NEWS

Tonal Participants Preparing Definition of Attack Helicopter

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HEADLINE NEWS

USAF European Command Suspends All Flights in Wake of F-16 Crashes

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HEADLINE NEWS

Allison Tests Turboprop Version of T406 Engine

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DISCOVERY ROLLS OUT

Space Shuttle Moved to Pad 39B In Key Step to Resume Program

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER The space shuttle orbiter Discovery with its solid boosters and external fuel tank rolled out to Launch Pad 39B on July 4 for final processing to resume U. S. manned space flight activities after a standdown of more than 2½ years caused by the Challenger accident.

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STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE

Pentagon Prepares Options for Reagan To Guide Near-Term SDI Activities

WASHINGTON Defense Dept, officials are preparing a set of Strategic Defense Initiative options for President Reagan to choose from this summer that will provide guidance on research and near-term deployment activities for the remainder of his term.

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STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE

Early Deployment Crippled By Lack of Advanced Launcher

WASHINGTON The U. S. lacks an advanced, economical launcher to put the first phase of antimissile weapons into space before 1998 at the earliest, a Senate staff study found. The partisan Democratic study said this deficiency will give the Soviet Union ample time to develop countermeasures that will nullify a first-phase strategic defense, even as it is being deployed.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

RPV Deployment in Honduras Teaches Operational Lessons

SAN DIEGO Reconnaissance effectiveness of remotely piloted vehicles is being improved by software aids that reduce operational workload, and by sensors that cue the location of likely targets. Recent operational experience with reconnaissance RPVs has shown that a major difficulty is being able to find targets, according to U. S. military commanders at the Assn, for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (AUVS) annual symposium held here June 6-8.

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