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June 26, 1989

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Researchers Explore Slush Hydrogen as Fuel for National Aero-Space Plane

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B-1B Stability Enhancement Tests Verify Low-level Mission Capability

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Aerodis America Designing Light Jet Trainer, Tactical Aircraft

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Researchers Explore Slush Hydrogen as Fuel for National Aero-Space Plane

CLEVELAND, OHIO Engineers at the NASA-Lewis Research Center here are leading National AeroSpace Plane program efforts to develop slush hydrogen fuel technologies for the proposed X-30 hypersonic vehicle. Slush hydrogen—a high-energy hydrogen slurry—is expected to be the primary propellant for the National Aero-Space Plane.

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B-1B Stability Enhancement Tests Verify Low-level Mission Capability

EDWARDS AFB, CALIF. An Air Force/contractor team has completed flight tests of a stability enhancement system that will allow the Rockwell International B-1B to fly low-level missions with full internal fuel and weapons. The new limits add 150,000 lb. to the maximum flight weights Strategic Air Command crews observe today, extend the low-level mission range by 1,108 naut. mi., and allow in-flight refueling to be performed at 25,000 ft. Earlier B-1B configurations could not refuel to the 440,000-lb. full-internal gross weight at this altitude without triggering a stall warning.

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Aerodis America Designing Light Jet Trainer, Tactical Aircraft

WASHINGTON Aerodis America is designing a two-seat jet trainer and single-seat tactical aircraft, and has begun construction of a prototype four-seat light aircraft. The Spring, Tex.-based company said the jet trainer, designated the AA300 Rigel, seats two pilots in a tandem configuration.

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Sdi Phase One System Will Meet Joint Chiefs’ Minimum Defense Levels

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Bureau of Land Management Evaluates Automated Flight Following System

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Propellant Mixer Delay Could Stall Ariane 5 Program

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Space Station Director Urges Early Launch of First Elements

WASHINGTON Launch of the first elements of NASA’s space station should be accelerated by a few months if possible, according to the new director of the program. William Lenoir, the former shuttle astronaut who took over the station program in June, said last week that he would like to accelerate the start of station assembly to send a message that the project has high priority.
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Contractors Remain Outside China as Violence Continues

WASHINGTON U.S. aerospace contractors with coproduction agreements in the People’s Republic of China are continuing to keep their U. S. employees outside China while violence against pro-democracy demonstrators continues. The Bush Administration is responding to China’s political crackdown in measured tones.

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Insat Satellite Damaged After Hoist Cable Snaps

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Flight Rules for Future Paris Shows Unaffected By Soviet MiG-29 Crash

LE BOURGET Initial readout of the flight data recorder carried by a Mikoyan MiG-29 that crashed during the Paris air show has been completed as part of the ongoing accident investigation. The recorder readout was performed in Moscow in the presence of a representative from the French CEV flight test center.

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