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September 19, 1988

HEADLINE NEWS

Reagan Approves Use of Chinese Boosters to Launch U. S. Satellites

HEADLINE NEWS

Soviet Bloc Reconnaissance Aircraft Track Hurricane Into Gulf of Mexico

HEADLINE NEWS

Soviet Nuclear-powered Satellite Expected to Reenter Within 30 Days

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HEADLINE NEWS

Reagan Approves Use of Chinese Boosters to Launch U. S. Satellites

WASHINGTON President Reagan has approved limited use of Chinese launch vehicles by U. S.-built satellites, a major change in U. S. export policy that has sharply divided the aerospace community. The decision prompted protests from several members of Congress and U. S. commercial launch officials, but was lauded by some satellite builders and owners.
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Soviet Bloc Reconnaissance Aircraft Track Hurricane Into Gulf of Mexico

BOSTON Soviet bloc weather reconnaissance aircraft from Cuba flew several missions into Hurricane Gilbert last week that coincided with operations being conducted in the storm by U. S. Air Force and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) aircraft.

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Soviet Nuclear-powered Satellite Expected to Reenter Within 30 Days

WASHINGTON The Soviet nuclear reactor-powered radar ocean reconnaissance satellite Cosmos 1,900 will reenter the Earth’s atmosphere in the next 30 days, possibly releasing radioactive debris into the environment. The looming failure has drawn sharp Senate criticism of the Soviets.

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Insurance Rates Likely to Rise as Result of Satellite Failures

WASHINGTON Satellite underwriters’ losses are likely to exceed their income in 1988, prompting another jump in space insurance rates. Underwriters have taken in about $90 million in premiums so far this year, according to insurance officials.
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HEADLINE NEWS

Nasa Cites Usaf Study in Limiting Shuttle Access

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER NASA and the Air Force will limit the number of visitors and reporters on the installation for shuttle Mission 26 because of what they consider safety concerns resulting from new information from the Challenger accident Jan. 28, 1986, and a Titan 34D explosion three months later.
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HEADLINE NEWS

Sdi Officials Cut Cost Estimates for Phase-one Defensive System

WASHINGTON Strategic Defense Initiative officials have cut the cost estimate for deploying a Phase-One defensive system to less than $75 billion, a reduction of more than $40 billion from an earlier estimate. The new estimate will be presented to the Defense Acquisition Board next month.
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HEADLINE NEWS

International Docking Standards, Hermes Station Rescue Studied

KOUROU, FRENCH GUIANA Europe and the U. S. are beginning detailed studies on the use of the European Space Agency Hermes spaceplane as the crew rescue vehicle (CERV) for the U. S./intemational space station. Frederic d’Allest, head of the French national space agency CNES, said he proposed the detailed studies to NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher in late July.
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Three Teams Vie for Aaws-m Award

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T800-powered A129 Begins Ground Tests

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ELECTRONIC WARFARE

Fairchild Weston Develops Small, Portable Communications Jammers

SYOSSET, N. Y. Small, portable communications jammers are one of the new technologies being developed for the changing electronic warfare environment. Fairchild Weston Systems, Inc., has a contract with the Army for the full-scale development of an artillery-deliverable expendable jammer (AD/EXJAM) that is delivered by a 155-mm. artillery round.
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