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August 29, 1988

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Pan Am Must Sell Some Assets To Survive Weak Winter Season

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Lightsat Intelligence Applications Fuel Growth in Technology Development

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Pan Am Must Sell Some Assets To Survive Weak Winter Season

NEW YORK Pan American World Airways will run out of cash before next summer unless it succeeds in selling its Latin American routes or some other assets, according to airline officials and industry analysts. Pan Am last week retained Paine Webber, the New York investment house, to arrange the sale of all or part of its Latin American division.

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Lightsat Intelligence Applications Fuel Growth in Technology Development

WASHINGTON Small satellites and launch vehicles could be used for tactical intelligence and wartime targeting of Soviet mobile missiles, potential applications that have contributed to a rise in military Lightsat efforts. Many of the uses envisioned for small satellites by military planners are classified, but industry officials confirm that the possibilities include targeting of Soviet mobile intercontinental missiles and for tactical intelligence gathering known as Tactical Exploitation of National Capsbil-1 ities or Tencap.

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WEST GERMAN authorities arrested former U. S. Army Sgt. Clyde Lee Conrad last week and charged him with an “especially grave case” of supplying U. S. and NATO defense secrets to the Soviet Union. Authorities have not revealed what secrets were sold, but the sales were said to have gone on for a decade.
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B-lB Mission to Face Scrutiny When Congress Weighs Budget

WASHINGTON As many as four enhancement options for the B-1B bomber totaling $8 billion may be part of the Air Force’s budget request for Fiscal 1990. But the problem facing Congress in evaluating the request will be defining the actual operational mission of the bomber.
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TRW Selected to Lead Development Of NASA’s Advanced X-Ray Satellite

LOS ANGELES NASA has selected TRW Space and Technology Group as the prime contractor for the advanced X-ray astrophysics facility (AXAF) satellite, which is intended for launch in mid-1996. The AXAF program has a novel phased approach that concentrates on completing items with high schedule risk before marshalling the expensive resources needed to build the entire vehicle, to avoid cost overruns like those that occurred on the Hubble space telescope.

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Air Force/Navy Tests Prove Viability Of ADA Use in Flight Critical Systems

EDWARDS AFB,CALIF. A test program completed earlier this month demonstrated the feasibility of using the ADA computer programming language in critical fighter aircraft systems, such as flight and fire control systems that must operate in real time.

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Soviets to Deploy U.S.-Built Amsat Satellite From Mir in 1989

WASHINGTON Amsat, the Radio Amateur Satellite Corp., will deploy a U. S.-built microsatellite from the Soviet Mir space station in late 1989 after launch on a Soviet booster, under a preliminary agreement between Amsat and the USSR.
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Discovery Engines Pass Firing Test As End of Shuttle Processing Nears

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER The main engines on the space shuttle orbiter Discovery came through the critical flight readiness firing test with no abnormalities and engineers are confident that the engines are ready for Mission 26. The positive results of the FRF and the fast pace of hardware problem-fixing allowed NASA to plan a Mission 26 target launch date late last week.
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GAO Report Says Parts Shortages Limit B-1B Training, Operations

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IBM Files to Dismiss Certain Charges In Hughes’ Protest Over AAS Award

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