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August 14, 1989

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Orbiting of Advanced Imaging Satellite Bolsters U. S. Intelligence Capabilities

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Amraam Unsuccessful in Key Test Launch; Congress Cuts Usaf Missile Programs

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U. S., Ussr Test New Strategic Satellites; Soviet Intelligence Spacecraft Explodes

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Orbiting of Advanced Imaging Satellite Bolsters U. S. Intelligence Capabilities

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER WASHINGTON The U. S. bolstered its tactical and strategic space reconnaissance capabilities with the launch of an advanced imaging satellite as the primary payload of space shuttle Mission 28 last week. The spacecraft was deployed at about 4 p. m. EDT on Aug. 8 into a 303 X 315-km. (188 X 196-mi.) orbit inclined 57 deg. to the Equator.

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Amraam Unsuccessful in Key Test Launch; Congress Cuts Usaf Missile Programs

WASHINGTON The Air Force was unsuccessful in its first attempt to fire four Hughes Aircraft Advanced Medium Range Air-toAir Missiles simultaneously from an F-15 against four separate target drones. The unsuccessful attempt occurred Aug. 2, a month before the Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) is scheduled to review the program and as Air Force missile programs come under increasing fire from Congress.

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U. S., Ussr Test New Strategic Satellites; Soviet Intelligence Spacecraft Explodes

WASHINGTON The U. S. and Soviet Union have begun a rapid expansion of their space-based military reconnaissance capabilities, and both countries this week are testing new strategic imaging satellites in orbit. But the USSR also recently suffered a major failure in its reconnaissance program with the explosion in space of one of its most important operational satellites.

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Nasa-industry Team Defines Options to Salvage Space Station Program

COCOA BEACH, FLA. NASA is moving to salvage the space station with a reduced-scope program now being defined in sessions around the country by government experts and industry contractors. The space station is undergoing its most serious budget problems since its inception, and there is a strong congressional consensus to make deep cuts in the next fiscal year (AW&ST July 17, p. 26).

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Defense Dept. Postpones Decision on Brilliant Pebbles Until November

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Strong Soviet Presence Enlivens Canadian Air Show

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Usaf Plans No Major Changes to A-12 Engines, Airframe

WASHINGTON The U. S. Air Force plans to establish requirements for its version of the A-12 advanced tactical aircraft in Fiscal 1990, but a senior service official said he expected no major changes in the airframe or engines. Lt. Gen. Ronald Yates, deputy assistant secretary for acquisition, said the Air Force would prefer that the aircraft include advanced, integrated avionics systems, which are planned for the service’s advanced tactical fighter (ATF).
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Gec, Siemens Renew Their Bid to Buy Plessey

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Soviets Claim That Company Wants to Buy Mig-29s for U. S.

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Kinetic Kill Test Vehicle Demonstrates Missile Detection, Tracking Capability

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