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May 29, 1989

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Nasa Space Station Faces Scale-down as Budget, Technical Realities Emerge

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Future C-130 Version May Incorporate Stol Features and Autonomous Capability

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Usaf, Ltv Probe Wing Cracks That Grounded Air Guard A-7s

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Nasa Space Station Faces Scale-down as Budget, Technical Realities Emerge

WASHINGTON Unrelieved budget threats and doubts about whether the space shuttle could launch the station as currently designed are forcing NASA’s new management team to consider once again down scaling the system. NASA’s space station program has entered a crucial period in which its newly appointed senior management team must contend with budgetary and technical problems inherited from the previous administration.

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Future C-130 Version May Incorporate Stol Features and Autonomous Capability

PALMDALE, CALIF. New STOL-related performance and systems enhancements undergoing flight evaluations on a Lockheed C-130 testbed may be incorporated into a C-130J upgrade version now being formulated by the Air Force. A future version of the C-130 workhorse is expected to feature larger, more efficient engines, high-sink-rate landing gear, a head-up display and electronic flight instruments.

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Usaf, Ltv Probe Wing Cracks That Grounded Air Guard A-7s

WASHINGTON The Air Force and LTV Corp. are investigating wing cracks that have grounded 122 A-7 attack aircraft flown by Air National Guard units. The grounded aircraft comprise more than 30% of the 361 A-7s currently in service with Guard squadrons.

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Norden Develops System to Warn Controllers of Runway Incursions

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House Defense Leader Attacks Air Force Plan to Add $1.4 Billion to B-1b Program

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Brazil, China Form Space Launch Venture

COCOA BEACH, FLA. Brazil’s Avibras Aeroespacial and the China Great Wall Industry Corp. have formed a joint venture specializing in communications satellite launching, tracking and networking. Called INSCOM, for International Satellite Communication, Ltd., the new company will combine the satellite launch vehicle experience of the People’s Republic of China with Avibras’ space tracking, international marketing and management knowledge.

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Rolls-royce Developing More Powerful Version of Pegasus Engine for Third-generation Harrier

BRISTOL, ENGLAND Rolls-Royce has begun initial development of a more powerful version of its Pegasus vectored-thrust engine to power a third-generation subsonic Harrier STOVL aircraft. The engine manufacturer believes the new Harrier will be required in the mid-1990s.
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Usaf Assessing Liftoff Failure of Delta 2 Vehicle

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Usaf Works to Resolve Vibration Problems Encountered in F-15 Captive Carry Tests

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Galileo Spacecraft Undergoes System Checks at Nasa Facility

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