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November 20, 1989

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Douglas Launches Md90 Transport with Delta Order

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Md90, 737 Transport Orders Set Stage for Delta’s Increased Share of U. S. Market

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Glavcosmos Signs Energetics as First U. S. Launch Customer

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Douglas Launches Md90 Transport with Delta Order

Los ANGELES Delta Air Lines has launched Douglas Aircraft Co.’s MD90 commercial transport program with firm orders for 50 MD90-30s and options for an additional 110 Dash-30 aircraft. The MD90 launch extends Douglas’ twinjet commercial transport program well into the next century.

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Md90, 737 Transport Orders Set Stage for Delta’s Increased Share of U. S. Market

Delta Air Lines’ order for 50 MD90s and 50 737-300s confirms its financial strength and positions it to gain more control of the domestic U. S. market. In addition to the firm orders, Delta placed options for 50 737s and 110 MD90s. If all options are exercised, the orders’ value will reach about $10 billion, including spares.
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Glavcosmos Signs Energetics as First U. S. Launch Customer

HOUSTON Glavcosmos, the Soviet civil space agency, has won its first U. S. customer for a satellite launch. Under a contract signed here last week and said to be worth up to $54 million, a series of small spacecraft for use in a geolocation system planned by Energetics Satellite Corp. of Englewood, Colo., would be carried as secondary payloads on Proton rockets.

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Congress Eases F-16 Production Curbs; Pentagon Debates Cas Responsibilities

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First Galileo Course Correction Executed; Several Spacecraft Anomalies Uncovered

LOS ANGELES The Galileo Jupiter spacecraft made its first trajectory correction maneuver on Nov. 9-11 with better than expected accuracy, and other tests show the spacecraft to be in good health, with a few minor anomalies. A last-minute change to a "pulse mode" maneuvering thruster firing technique is expected to have a smaller impact on staff workload than earlier anticipated (AW&ST Apr. 10, p. 23).

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Conferees Approve Substantial Funding for Atf Program, Cut C-17 Appropriations

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Initial Flight of Japan’s H-2 Launcher Delayed By First-stage Engine Problems

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Nasa Commercial Centers Gain Greater Independence

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Soviets Seek French Payload for Use on Large Earth Observation Platforms

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Boeing Pleads Guilty to Trafficking in Classified Documents, Pays $5-million Fine

Boeing Co. has pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in classified Pentagon documents and is to pay more than $5 million in fines in a case that stemmed from a previously undisclosed government investigation of major defense contractors.
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