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November 7, 1988

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Soviet Space Shuttle Prepared for Second Launch Attempt

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Air Force Cites 1984 B-2 Redesign as Major Reason for Schedule Lag

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Payload Fairing Repair Could Delay First Titan 4 Launch By Five Months

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Soviet Space Shuttle Prepared for Second Launch Attempt

WASHINGTON The Soviet space shuttle is set for a second launch attempt in mid to late November, following an Oct. 29 countdown that was halted at 51 sec. before liftoff. A new countdown for the first launch, which will be unmanned, could be started late this week.

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Air Force Cites 1984 B-2 Redesign as Major Reason for Schedule Lag

LOS ANGELES The Air Force/Northrop B-2 advanced technology bomber had a major redesign in 1984 that is the primary reason for its falling behind schedule, according to Air Force chief of staff Gen. Larry D. Welch. The B-2 was to have flown in late 1987, but now the first half of 1989 appears more likely (AW&ST Feb. 20, 1984, p. 15).

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Payload Fairing Repair Could Delay First Titan 4 Launch By Five Months

CAPE CANAVERAL First launch of the Air Force/Martin Marietta Titan 4 heavy-lift vehicle could slip as much as five months to assure that its large payload fairing can withstand the aerodynamic stresses expected at launch. The Titan 4 originally was scheduled for its first flight in October from Complex 41 here, carrying a secret intelligence/ early-warning satellite and USAF/Boeing Inertial Upper Stage inside its 56-ft.-long fairing.

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Plan for Turnover of Terminal Critical to Pan Am’s Survival

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Satellite with 150-ft. Span Set for Launch on Mission 27

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER The secret payload to be carried by the orbiter Atlantis on Mission 27 will be installed in the cargo bay Nov. 10 as a critical step to a scheduled launch shortly after first light on Nov. 28 or 29. The payload is a low-altitude reconnaissance satellite that will go into a high-inclination orbit and will overfly about 80% of the Soviet Union.
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France Seeks Users for Tdf-1 Satellite

PARIS France is working to complete a user plan for its TDF-1 television satellite, which was orbited successfully by an Ariane 2 Oct. 27 following an eight-year development plan that encountered a range of political challenges and technical problems.

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Nasa to Select Asrm Producer From Two Industry Team Proposals

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Rayon Fiber Manufacturer Shuts Down, Threatening U. S. Booster Production

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Government Reopens Bidding for Air New Zealand Stock

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Dassault Urges European Development of Asw Aircraft

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