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September 12, 1988

HEADLINE NEWS

Space Station Partners To Sign Pact Starting 30-Year Agreement

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Titan 34D Upper Stage Failure Sets Back Pentagon Intelligence Strategy

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Soyuz Crew Lands Safely After Aborting Reentry Twice

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Space Station Partners To Sign Pact Starting 30-Year Agreement

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Titan 34D Upper Stage Failure Sets Back Pentagon Intelligence Strategy

CAPE CANAVERAL VANDENBERG AFB The failure of a U. S. Air Force Titan 34D Transtage to boost a high-priority communications signal intercept satellite into geosynchronous orbit on Sept. 2 could force the Defense Dept. to overhaul its intelligence strategy by accelerating the launch rate to assure that there are no gaps when aging space sensors wear out and become useless.

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Soyuz Crew Lands Safely After Aborting Reentry Twice

WASHINGTON A Soviet Soyuz-TM spacecraft carrying two cosmonauts landed safely last week, nearly a day behind schedule, after the first two attempts to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere failed due to a vehicle malfunction. The Soyuz TM-5 engines fired for the proper duration on the third try, sending the capsule to a landing at 4:50 a.m. Moscow time Sept. 7.
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Two Shareholders File Complaints Against Northrop

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Soviets Lose Contact With Phobos-1 Spacecraft

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Pratt Forms European Venture For Engine Overhaul, Repair

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McDonnell STOL/Maneuver Technology Demonstrator Makes First Test Flight

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China Boosts Satellite From New Launch Site

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FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW

Air Show Highlights Advanced Fighters

FARNBOROUGH Advanced fighter aircraft from Britain, France, the Soviet Union and the U. S. displayed their flight capabilities for the first time ever at the air show here last week, allowing a direct comparison of their abilities to climb, dive, accelerate and maneuver.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Navy Aircraft Will Receive Seats That Adjust Ejection to Speed, Altitude

HIGHER DENHAM, ENGLAND Limited production has been authorized for the Martin-Baker Mk. 14 Naval Aircrew Common Escape System (NACES) ejection seat, the first designed for installation in U. S. Navy aircraft to have an electronic sequencer that will automatically adjust the seat’s operation mode to the aircraft’s speed and altitude at the time of ejection.

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